USC Machine Learning Center (MaSCle)

Set at the University of Southern California, the USC Machine Learning Center, MaSCle for short, is a research lab dedicated to solving some of the world’s most significant problems via machine learning. MaSCle utilizes an interdisciplinary approach, with faculty from several schools across USC including the Viterbi School of Engineering, the Marshall School of Business, and the Dana and David Dornsife School of Letters, Arts, and Sciences.

Why machine learning?

Machine learning is a fairly recent field in computer science and artificial intelligence that aims to use statistical models, patterns, algorithms, and data analysis in order to build automated decision networks for computers. Machine learning can be seen in everyday tech experiences, such as optimized Google searches, virtual personal assistants like Amazon’s Alexa or Apple’s Siri, or the autopilot feature in Tesla’s vehicles. All of these services or products are a result of machine learning advancements, and hundreds of fields, from marketing to health care, have been permanently changed due to machine learning.