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February 20, 2019

Roman V. Yampolskiy to present 'Artificial Intelligence Safety and Security'

Submitted by Jordan Roth

Roman V. Yampolskiy, associate professor at the University of Louisville, will present "Artificial Intelligence Safety and Security" from 3-4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, in DUE 1109 Engineering Hall as part of the K-State Distinguished Lecturers Series.

On Saturday, Feb. 23, the K-State Association for Computing Machinery-Special Interest Group on Artificial Intelligence, or ACM-SIGAI, will host a Human-Compatible AI Workshop from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in DUE 93 Engineering Hall. This will be an opportunity to engage with Yampolskiy.

Both events are open to the public. More information can be found at bit.ly/KSU-AI-Safety.

Abstract: Many scientists, futurologists and philosophers have predicted that humanity will achieve a technological breakthrough and create Superintelligence within the next 100 years. It has been suggested that Superintelligence may be a significant risk factor for humanity. In near-term, the rise of AI-enabled cyberattacks is expected to cause an explosion of network penetrations, personal data thefts, and an epidemic-level spread of intelligent computer viruses as well as fake forensic evidence. Ironically, our best hope to defend against AI-enabled hacking is by using AI. Will AI enhance cybersecurity or make it more difficult to keep us safe?