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Parking lot options are available HERE
A general map of the FAU campus can be found HERE
The Beach BBQ will be held Monday @ 5 PM at Red Reef Park
Red Reef Park, 1400 N Ocean Blvd, Boca Raton, FL, 33431
Parking is available at the park for $20,
or across the street at the Red Reef Golf Course for $4 an hour.
Limited parking is available, car pool and ride share are recommened.
The first half of day 1 & day 2 will be hosted online and in-person.
Workshops will be in-person only
FAU Rubin Gruber Sandbox, located in the SE. Wimberly Library
777 Glades Rd. Boca Raton, FL, 33431
The livestream can be viewed at this Link
Dec. 4, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dec. 5, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dr. William Edward Hahn is Assistant Professor of Mathematics at FAU and director of the Center for Future Mind’s AI Research Initiative. He is also the founder of the Machine Perception and Cognitive Robotics (MPCR) Lab, where he oversees research teams working on cryptographic computing and AI.
Dr. Mark Bailey writes about the intersection between artificial intelligence, complexity, and national security. He is a faculty member at the National Intelligence University, where he is the Department Chair for Cyber Intelligence and Data Science, as well as the Co-Director of the Data Science Intelligence Center.
Dr. Ben Goertzel is a cognitive scientist, artificial intelligence researcher, CEO and founder of SingularityNET, leader of the OpenCog Foundation, and the AGI Society, and chair of Humanity+. He helped popularize the term 'artificial general intelligence' (AGI).
Dr. Susan Schneider is a William F. Dietrich Distinguished Professor at FAU, a former NASA chair and Distinguished Scholar at the Library of Congress, and director of the Center for the Future Mind, which is based within FAU’s Brain Institute, & the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters
Professor Graham Morehead currently teaches AI/ML at Gonzaga University. For over 25 years, he has been developing technologies across a wide array of disciplines, from speech recognition, to physics, AI, and national security. He holds several related software and hardware patents.
Dr. Wagner is a Professor of Political Science and Associate Dean of the Dorothy F.Schmidt College of Arts & Letters at FAU. He has lectured extensively on American Politics and has been cited in many leading newspapers, including the New York Times. He has also been featured at NBC’s “The Today Show” .
Reddy Mallidi is a distinguished executive and AI thought leader with a strong operational leadership background currently serving as a Partner and COO at Seventrain Ventures. Throughout his career, Reddy harnessed his proficiency in technology, global operational excellence, and customer experience to fuel transformative business growth.
Ken Robinson is a board member for Oxy (formerly Occidental Petroleum Corp), and Abercrombie & Fitch Co. He is a distinguished global public board director and financial expert, with a strong track record in rebuilding audit and risk organizations for Fortune 100 companies. He has served prominent global brands across a variety of industries such as Procter & Gamble and Exelon.
Kyle Kilian is a US Technology and National Security Analytical Modernization lead. He integrates emerging data and machine learning into analytical tradecraft. Kyle is also a research fellow at the Center for the Future Mind, where he investigates risks at the intersection of AI and international security, complex adaptive systems, and modeling AI futures.
Wendy is the Founder & CEO of PureCipher. She is a senior technology executive with global operations experience heading divisions within Fortune 100 companies and start-ups in cybersecurity, AI, and health informatics. She has been deeply involved in innovative product initiatives that include Cyber Security and Data Encryption Solutions, Optical/Robotics Systems, AI/ML & NLP, Health Informatics, and even her own ice cream brand.
Dr. Elan Barenholtz is an associate professor at FAU and the founder and Co-Principal Investigator of the Machine Perception & Cognitive Robotics Lab. He is also the Associate Director of the Center for Future Mind. His research uses behavioral and embedded computational approaches to study the brain and behavior with the goal of developing a broad theoretical framework of neural function.
Sean P. Shecter is a partner of Lewis Brisbois, co-chair of the firm’s Government Investigations & White Collar Defense Practice, and a member of the firm’s internal AI leadership committee where he advises clients on emerging AI regulations & compliance issues. Prior to joining Lewis Brisbois, Sean was an Assistant United States Attorney in the Middle District of Florida, the second most populous district in the United States.
All events will be held in the FAU Gruber Sandbox unless otherwise noted
09:00 Registration & Continental Breakfast
Coffee & light pastries
09:30 Introduction & Welcome from Organizers
09:45 Opening Keynote - AI Safety & Advancement in AI
Dr. William Hahn
10:15 Panel – AI Usage & Risks: Advancing useful AIs while minimizing risks
Ken Robinson, Reddy Mallidi, Kyle Kilian, Sean Shecter; Moderator: Wendy Chin
11:45 Chatbot Epistemology
Dr. Susan Schneider & Dr. Mark Bailey
12:15 Global AI/AGI collaboration
Dr. Ben Goertzel
01:30 Breakout Sessions
Issues and Solutions for AI Safety & Security
03:15 Coffee Break
03:30 Breakout Session Read-Out
04:00 Day 1 Closing Remarks
06:30 Beach BBQ @ Red Reef Park
09:00 Continental Breakfast
09:30 How Digital Technologies Change The Flow of Politically Relevant Information
Dr. Kevin Wagner
10:00 New DNN-based AI and Security
Professor Graham Morehead
10:45 AI Townhall
Moderators: Dr. Elan Barenholtz & Wendy Chin
12:00 Closing Remarks & Next Steps
The full schedule is available here
The program can be viewed here
Recommended Accommodations with Conference Rate
Sonesta Select Boca Raton 2000 NW Executive Center Circle, Boca Raton, FL USA Tel: 561-241-7070 - Starting at $85 (subject to availability). Located conveniently to FAU.
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