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How do you define intelligence?

The late Joy Paul “J.P.” Guilford changed the way we look at the subject with his revolutionary model of intelligence that valued creativity and critical...... Read more

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Norman Lear Center

The Norman Lear Center is a nonpartisan research and public policy center that studies the social, political, economic and cultural impact of entertainment on the world.

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Cell Phones

"Golomb coding" identifies numerical sequences to enable communication over very long distances, including deep space. Golomb's colleague, Andrew Viterbi developed the related Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) as a basis for digital cell phone communication.

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Commercializing Intellectual Property

Intellectual property can be protected through patents or copyright and commercialized for public benefit. Examples at USC include technologies and software used in mobile phone displays, joint replacement surgeries, digital modeling of human faces, and language translation. Here is a Memo

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