Concordia professor leads AI seminar with Northern Plains Ethics Institute

Dr. Ahmed Kamel, professor of computer science and management information systems in Concordia College’s Offutt School of Business, will present “Artificial Intelligence and its Societal Impact: Truths, Half Truths, and Misconceptions,” from noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6, at Memorial Union’s Prairie Rose room on North Dakota State University’s campus.

Kamel will discuss the current landscape of AI, its strengths and weaknesses, its successes and failures, and its potential impact on society. 

His research interests are in artificial intelligence and knowledge-based systems, including diverse work on the representation of physical devices, in software support for engineering design, and in the integration of linked problem-solving agents.

Kamel has also published articles focusing on the social impact of computers and their applications in refereed journals and conference proceedings. He has served as an invited speaker at several national and international events.

The event is sponsored by the Northern Plains Ethics Institute, College of Arts and Sciences, Dakota Digital Academy, and Tri-College University.

Kamel’s talk will be streamed on Zoom (Meeting ID: 985 4918 8349 | Passcode: 848225).