The Faculty of Theology will be hosting a public lecture entitled 'AI: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly'.
date: Wednesday 13 November 2019
speaker: Prof. Alexiei Dingli
venue: Theology Board Room (317), Msida Campus
time: 16:00 - 17:00
The world we live in is changing rapidly. New technologies come along almost every year, and people have to decide whether to adopt them or not. The new kid on the block this year is without doubt Artificial Intelligence (AI). Really and truly, AI is not a new kid because it has been around for almost seven decades. The technologies under the hood are mature and widely used by everyone, even though many people do not realise that they are using them already. Some people consider AI as just a fad while others see it as the genesis of a new technological era. Some are willing to embrace it to the full as if it was a new religion. Others are wary of the robotic Terminators that might eventually take over the world and wipe out humanity. The truth, as always, is somewhere in the middle. Through this talk, we will try to clarify the situation to help people understand what AI is and how to harness the most powerful tool which man has ever created.
The general public is cordially invited to attend this public lecture.
Prof. Alexiei Dingli is a Professor of Artificial Intelligence (AI) at the Department of AI within the University of Malta. He has been conducting research and working in the field of AI for the past two decades. His work was rated World Class by international experts and won various prizes including; the Semantic Web Challenge, the first prize by the European Space Agency, the e-Excellence Gold Seal award, the First Prize in the Malta Innovation Awards, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) award for Creativity and the first prize of the Energy Globe award by the UN, amongst others. He has published several peer-reviewed papers and books in the field. He also formed part of the Malta.AI task-force aimed at making Malta one of the top-AI countries in the world where he chaired the working-group on AI in work & education. Prof Dingli also assists various local and international organizations during their transformation towards becoming AI companies.