Yampolskiy Talks Artificial General Intelligence in Sweden

Yampolskiy Talks Artificial General Intelligence in Sweden

Dr. Roman Yampolskiy

Dr. Roman Yampolskiy was invited to Sweden earlier this month to speak at their “Emerging Technologies and the Future of Humanity” conference. The speakers at the event discuss certain scientific discoveries and the effects-both good and bad- they would have on our world.

The event was in held in the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm, Sweden March 17th. Professors from prestigious universities around the world were invited along with members of the Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences and scientifically literate public

“It was a great honor to be selected to discuss the future of humanity in such a high profile setting. I was very proud to represent the University of Louisville as other speakers came from very prestigious institutions such as the University of Oxford and it was great to bring such level of international recognition to the Speed School,” said Dr. Yampolskiy. “To date it is the highest profile event to which I was invited as a keynote speaker and I am glad that I was able to shape the debate and to discuss cooperative opportunities with many European scientists.”

Dr. Yampolskiy, an Assistant Professor in the Computer Engineering and Computer Science Department at U of L, attended as a keynote speaker to discuss the possible breakthroughs in creating Artificial General Intelligence.

“After summarizing the arguments for why Artificial General Intelligence may pose significant risk, I will survey the field’s proposed responses to AGI risk, with particular focus on solutions advocate in my own work,” said Dr. Yampolskiy.

Yampolskiy’s main areas of interest include behavioral biometrics, digital forensics, pattern recognition, genetic algorithms, and artificial intelligence and games. He received his Ph.D. from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Buffalo and has been with U of L since 2008.