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Ashtekar Frontiers of Science Lectures in the Eberly College of Science

The AI Revolution: Using Artificial
Intelligence for Socially Responsible Science

The 2022 Ashtekar Frontiers of Science Lectures in the Eberly College of Science will focus on the role of artificial intelligence and related technologies as well as their impact on society. The title of this year’s lecture series is “The AI Revolution: Using Artificial Intelligence for Socially Responsible Science.”

Each of this year’s lectures will showcase a different aspect of these technologies. This year, the lecture series will be held live via Zoom Video Webinar on six consecutive Saturday mornings (11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.) from January 15 through February 19, 2022.

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Saturday mornings January 15, through February 19, 2022, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

This year's lecture series will be held live via Zoom Video Webinar.

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Six free public lectures
David Hughes for the 2022 Ashtekar Frontiers of Science lectures.

January 15, 2022

Using AI in Mobile Phone Applications to Identify Plant Disease, Track Insect Infestations, and Improve Food Security

Presented by David Hughes

Jia Li for the 2022 Frontiers of Science.

January 22, 2022

Bioinformatics and Machine Learning for Bioinformatics and Weather Prediction

Presented by Jia Li

Ashley Villar for the 2022 Frontiers of Science lecture series.

January 29, 2022

The Origins of Heavy Elements

Presented by Ashley Villar

Simplify Team for the 2022 Frontiers of Science lecture series.

February 5, 2022

Using AI to Improve Patient-Provider Communication

Presented by the Simplify Team, students in the Penn State College of Medicine.

Jinchao Xu for the 2022 Frontiers of Science lecture series.

February 12, 2022

Mathematical Understanding of Artificial Intelligence

Presented by Jinchao Xu

S Shyam Sundar for 2022 Frontiers of Science lecture series.

February 19, 2022

Importance of Human Agency in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

Presented by S. Shyam Sundar

University Policies

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