Computer scientist from Meta to give talk on AI

The College of Engineering will host Joshua Saxe, a Wichita-based computer scientist who works as a senior staff artificial intelligence (AI) scientist for Meta, from 3 to 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 18 in 110B (Auditorium 2) Woolsey Hall. Saxe will present “The Promise and Peril of Intelligent, Creative Machines” to WSU students, staff and faculty, and refreshments will be served.

The presentation will encompass the origins of AI, the foundational mechanisms driving it, its present societal impacts including both risks and benefits, and projections of its future evolution. The program will be structured into two segments: a 45-minute presentation featuring prepared remarks and accompanying PowerPoint slides, followed by a 45-minute moderated interview and question and answer session to address questions from the audience.

Within his role at Meta, the company that owns and operates Facebook, Instagram, Threads and WhatsApp, Saxe works at the intersection of generative AI, online safety and cybersecurity. He is the author of “Malware Data Science: Attack Detection and Attribution” and many peer-reviewed scientific publications. Saxe also holds more than 20 patents.