AI scientist will talk societal risks, benefits, evolution of technology

Join the Ulrich Museum of Art for a talk from Joshua Saxe, “The Promise and Peril of Intelligent, Creative Machines,” starting at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 15 in the Beren Gallery at the Ulrich and via livestream. Attendees are also invited to a reception at 5:30 p.m.

Saxe is a Wichita-based computer scientist and a senior staff AI scientist at Meta, where he helps lead the design and implementation of trust and safety measures using generative AI. Prior to working at Meta, he was chief scientist at Sophos and principal investigator on multiple DARPA-funded cybersecurity AI research programs.

The talk is part of the larger exhibition, In Event of Moon Disaster, a multi-media project created by directors Halsey Burgund and Francesca Panetta to illustrate the possibilities of deepfake technologies. They also offer a variety of resources to help the public understand and recognize the technologies involved.

The public events accompanying the exhibition are supported by the College of Engineering, Fairmount College, National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR) and the Barton School.