CHAIRED BY: Piero Scaruffi
When: January 19 @ 6pm PST (UTC-8) Find your timezone HERE
Josh Bongard (University of Vermont) on Evolutionary Robotics and Evolutionary Computation
Jessica Angel (Media Artist) on "TBA"
Eran Kahana (Stanford Law School) on "The Metaverse and its Potential Impact on Agency for Artificial Intelligence Entities"
Josh Bongard is Professor of Computer Science at the University of Vermont, where he runs the Morphology, Evolution & Cognition Laboratory, whose work focuses on the role that morphology and evolution play in cognition. Bongard's research centers on evolutionary robotics, evolutionary computation and physical simulation. In 2007, he was awarded a prestigious Microsoft Research New Faculty Fellowship and was named one of MIT Technology Review's top 35 young innovators under 35. In 2010 he was awarded a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) by Barack Obama at a White House ceremony.
Jessica Angel is a Colombian artist based in New York. Currently, she is a leading artist working with the blockchain movement. She manages a community of artists, programmers and technology enthusiasts, encouraging the use of blockchain technologies for the production and funding of ambitious art pieces.
Eran Kahana is an experienced attorney concentrating his practice on cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, and intellectual property law. He counsels clients on a wide variety of matters related to cybersecurity, privacy, technology law, artificial intelligence, trademarks, patents, and copyright issues. In addition, Eran is a fellow at Stanford Law School and an advisory board member of the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Law Society. He also serves in a variety of cybersecurity thought-leadership roles in which he publishes and lectures on the intersect between the law and artificial intelligence and is the co-author of the book The Law of Artificial Intelligence and Smart Machines, a publication of the American Bar Association. Eran is a graduate of the FBI's Citizen Academy and works closely with the FBI, Department of Justice, Secret Service, and colleagues from the private and academic sectors to promote and sustain cybersecurity best practices. To that end, Eran serves as general counsel of InfraGard (Minnesota Chapter), and as a member of the governance committee of the InfraGard National Members Alliance, a public-private sector organization affiliated with the FBI. He also serves on the Advisory Board of MN Cyber, an organization dedicated to position Minnesota as a national leader in cybersecurity. Eran has been interviewed on artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, privacy, and technology law for Bloomberg Law, BBC, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), KABC Radio, WCCO Radio, Minnesota Public Radio, Star Tribune, TheStreet.com, Stanford University Radio, KZSU FM, Twin Cities Business magazine, and Quartz.
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