Researchers at USC used machine learning to explore the links between sedentary behavior and dementia, finding that the total time spent sedentary matters for brain aging.
USC Professor Geraldine Knatz, a former head of the Port of Los Angeles, said she expects the contract’s ratification to give some shippers the level of comfort they need to return to their old routes: “Everyone is expecting we will see an increase in [cargo] volume.”
Outlawing controlled burns didn’t work. As demand for prescribed fire increases across California, experts explore traditional and modern methods for building wildfire resilience in a burning world.
A crucial factor in the success of Barbie is that it appeals to mothers (represented in the film by the Gloria character, played by USC alumna America Ferrera) who grew up with the dolls, notes USC Marshall’s Larry Vincent.
Even before the pandemic, lifestyle and dietary changes were increasing deaths from alcoholic liver disease, said Brian Lee of the Keck School of Medicine of USC. Lee and other researchers found a connection between alcoholic liver disease and metabolic syndrome, a condition often caused by poor diet and an inactive lifestyle that’s on the rise.
According to USC Annenberg’s Jonathan Taplin, a former film producer who wrote a book about artificial intelligence, the potential threat posed by technology is huge. “People worry, in the abstract, about AI replacing workers but here it is, it’s actually happening,” he said. “They don’t want to have to pay for extras anymore, so they could have a scene that has 5,000 AI extras in the background.”
USC researchers harness the ability of AI-powered decision making as part of a broader effort to use scarce data more effectively.