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14th Miami International Conference on Torah & Science

When: December 8, 2021 7:30 PM to December 12, 2021 12:00 PM
Where: The Shul
9540 Collins Avenue
Surfside, FL 33154
Organizer: Sholom Lipskar
Contact: Lydia Hasson at lydia@theshul.org ((305) 868-1411 ext. 311)
Cost: No charge for lectures. Reservations for meals.
Summary: The Internet and The Torah: Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Algorithms and Social Media, The Danger and Promise
2021-12-08 19:30:00 2021-12-12 12:00:00 America/New_York 14th Miami International Conference on Torah & Science The Internet and The Torah: Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Algorithms and Social Media, The Danger and Promise (http://jewishmiami.org/events/14th_miami_international_conference_on_torah_science) The Shul Sholom Lipskar lydia@theshul.org

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The 14th Miami International Conference on Torah & Science

The Internet and The Torah:
Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Algorithms and Social Media,
The Danger and Promise

http://www.torahscienceconference.org

December 8 - 12, 2021

CONFERENCE MISSION
Whether we realize it or not, Artificial Intelligence is all around us and plays an active role in our daily lives. Every time we use our Smart Phone, do a Google search, open our Facebook newsfeed, make a deposit, or get a product recommendation from Amazon, AI is lurking in the background.​

The 14th International Conference on Torah and Science will explore this timely topic when it looks at “The Internet and the Torah: Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Algorithms and Social Media, the Danger and Promise” on Dec. 8-12, 2021. The biannual event is sponsored by CYS College of Jewish Studies and held at The Shul in Surfside, Florida.​

Addressing the science of the Internet, an IBM technology officer will explain how it affects us, on conscious as well as unconscious levels. Also explored will be “Big Data,” referring to large data sets that spawn algorithms to reveal patterns, trends, and associations in the data – which is why, when you browse a website for shoes, you suddenly see an influx of shoe ads on your Facebook home page – and social media, those websites and applications that enable us to create and share content or to participate in social networking.​

What potential dangers does AI pose? A panel discussion by international medical and legal experts will explore AI’s neurological, psychological, and addictive sway, as well as its very real threat to personal privacy and the impact it has on civil societies worldwide. There will also be a look at what Judaic teachings and secular law convey about privacy. ​

Still, there is the promise AI offers by connecting us in meaningful and beneficial ways. A researcher at Stanford University’s Persuasive Technology Lab will discuss her scholarship and activism to use media to promote peace. One of the first religious organizations to embrace the Internet was Chabad, and participants will learn about the Lubavitcher Rebbe’s teachings about technology and its overall moral neutrality, emphasizing the possibility of and need for its use for positive goals.​

Because the entire discussion is framed by Artificial Intelligence – the “beast” that drives the entire operation – participants will consider Jewish teachings about Intelligence. A professor from MIT and the President of CYS College with grapple with the questions: What is AI, what is Intelligence, and how do these two realms interact? In other words, is AI really intelligent?​

For more information about the 14th International Conference on Torah and Science, contact Lydia Hasson at The Shul at 305-868-1411, ext. 311 or send an email to lydia@theshul.org. Further details can also be found at www.TorahScienceConference.org or at www.CYSCollege.org.

Organizing Committee:
Rabbi Sholom D. Lipskar
Professor Nathan Katz
Rabbi Shea Rubinstein
Ms. Lydia Hasson

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The Shul

9540 Collins Avenue

Surfside, FL 33154

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Surfside, FL 33154

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