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Zilberstein to Give Distinguished Faculty Lecture Talk, “AI Will Change Everything, But Not So Fast”

Professor Shlomo Zilberstein
Shlomo Zilberstein, professor and assoc. dean of research & engagement

Shlomo Zilberstein, CICS professor and associate dean of research and engagement, will give a UMass Amherst Distinguished Faculty Lecture Series talk on April 18 at 4 pm in the Old Chapel. Professor Zilberstein's lecture, "AI Will Change Everything, But Not So Fast," will focus on the future of scientific breakthroughs in artificial intelligence.

Zilberstein plans to give a historical perspective on the development of AI, including the pattern of research leaps followed by exaggerated expectations. In particular, he will discuss the challenges posed by creating an artificial common sense and examine those difficulties using insights from his research on automated reasoning, autonomous driving, and human-in-the-loop AI.

Established in 1974, the annual Distinguished Faculty Lecture Series acknowledges the work of our most esteemed and accomplished faculty members. The lecture series not only honors individual faculty members and their achievements but also celebrates the values of academic excellence that we share as a community. Each honoree is presented with the Chancellor's Medal, the highest recognition bestowed upon faculty by the campus, at the conclusion of their lecture.

The lecture is free and open to the public.