Tech Talks Thursday At The Library: Artificial Intelligence Is Coming, Or Is It All ‘Fake’ News

Photo: Poster for the ITAC event on Thursday.

The Belmont Information Technology Advisory Committee (ITAC) is holding two free public Tech Talks on ThursdaySept. 27, at 7 p.m. in the Assembly Room at the Belmont Public Library. 

Harvard professor Gu-Yeon Wei presents his latest research on Artificial Intelligence, while AI researcher and entrepreneur Dr. Bryan Loyall will discuss “fake” news and the growing problem of misinformation.

Professor Wei will discuss “deep learning”— machines solving problems and making predictions by identifying patterns and sifting through massive amounts of data— and how its being incorporated into everyday technology.

Then, AI researcher and founder of “News-to-US,” Dr. Loyall will turn our attention to how modern technology influences news consumption in his talk, Misinformation, Disinformation and Fake News — The shape of the problem and why it is likely to get worse before it gets better.

The event is organized by Belmont’s IT Advisory Committee and the Belmont Public Library.