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Technology, machines, and software that have the ability to be self-directed and learn from their actions are generally known as artificial intelligence. In the early days of computing, RAND researchers examined and tried to develop such technology and apply it for use in political and military simulations.

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    Machine Learning Can Help Detect Misinformation Online

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    Omair Khan

    Assistant Policy Researcher, RAND; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.P.P., University of Michigan; B.S. in economics, Georgia State University

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    Andrew J. Lohn

    Information Scientist; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education Ph.D. in electrical engineering, University of California Santa Cruz; B.Eng. in engineering physics, McMaster University

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    Eddie Lopez III

    Assistant Policy Researcher, RAND; Ph.D. Student, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education B.S. in astronautical engineering, United States Air Force Academy

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    Shawn McKay

    Senior Engineer; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education Ph.D. in mechanical engineering, Purdue University; B.S. in mechanical engineering, Arizona State University

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    Lance Menthe

    Senior Physical Scientist; Affiliate Faculty, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education Ph.D. in physics, University of California, Los Angeles; M.S. in physics, University of California, Los Angeles; B.A. in physics, economics, University of California, Berkeley

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    Brian Mills

    Assistant Policy Researcher, RAND; Ph.D. Student, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education B.S. in physics, Florida State University; B.S. in applied and computational mathematics, Florida State University

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    Jared Mondschein

    Associate Physical Scientist
    Education Ph.D. in chemistry, Penn State University; B.S. in chemistry, Union College

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    Chandler Sachs

    Research Assistant
    Education B.S. in interdisciplinary studies, Cornell University

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    Keller Scholl

    Assistant Policy Researcher, RAND; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education B.A. in philosophy, politics, and economics, University of Oxford

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    Éder Sousa

    Aerospace Engineer
    Education Ph.D. in aero/astro engineering, University of Washington; M.S. in aerospace engineering, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Univ; B.S. in aerospace engineering, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Univ

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    Danielle C. Tarraf

    Senior Information Scientist; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education Ph.D. in mechanical engineering (control theory), MIT; S.M. in mechanical engineering, MIT; B.E. in mechanical engineering, American University of Beirut

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    Edward Parker

    Associate Physical Scientist
    Education Ph.D. in physics, UC Santa Barbara; M.A. in physics, UC Santa Barbara; B.S. in physics, Brown University

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    Carter C. Price

    Senior Mathematician
    Education Ph.D. in applied mathematics, University of Maryland; M.S. in applied mathematics, University of Maryland; B.A. in mathematics and physics, Hendrix College

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    Michelle Priest

    Assistant Policy Researcher, RAND; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education B.A. in economics, University of California, Los Angeles; B.A. in linguistics, University of California, Los Angeles

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    John Yurchak

    Senior Information Scientist
    Education M.S. in computer science, Naval Post Graduate School

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    Li Ang Zhang

    Associate Information Scientist
    Education Ph.D. in chemical engineering, University of Pittsburgh; B.S. in chemical engineering, Carnegie Mellon University

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    Osonde A. Osoba

    Codirector, Center for Scalable Computing and Analysis; Senior Information Scientist; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education Ph.D. & M.S. in electrical engineering, University of Southern California; B.S. in electrical and computer engineering, University of Rochester

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    N Peter Whitehead

    Senior Engineer
    Education Ph.D. in systems engineering, University of Virginia; ME in electrical engineering, University of Virginia; ME in systems engineering, University of Virginia; B.S. in physics & math, Washington & Lee; B.A. in French, Washington & Lee

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