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Pavel Laskov: Can We Trust AI?

July 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Can We Trust AI?

Thursday, 21.07.2022, 14:00–15:30 CEST

Hybrid Event

Prof. Dr. Pavel Laskov (Hilti Chair for Data and Application Security)

Short bio:
Pavel Laskov is Full Professor at the University of Liechtenstein and head of the Hilti Chair of Data and Application Security. He received PhD in computer science at the University of Delaware in 2001 and held research and teaching positions at the Fraunhofer Institute FIRST, University of Tuebingen and Huawei European Research Center. His research is focused on the development of techniques for detection and mitigation of security incidents, especially using custom-built AI techniques. As one of the pioneers of research on AI security, Pavel Laskov co-designed the first proof-of-concept attacks against mainstream AI algorithms such as neural networks and Support Vector Machines.

“Data is the new oil”. This succinct metaphor fuels an intense scholarly debate about the genuine value of data in modern economy and society. Tremendous recent progress in AI methods and applications of brought up new products, services and capabilities that would have appeared science fiction even a decade ago. As AI is increasingly deployed for security- and safety-critical applications, robustness of learning algorithms to unexpected data perturbations, commonly knowns as “adversarial examples”, becomes a crucial property. In this presentation, I will present the general idea of data-driven attacks against AI and discuss various existing threat models. As an example of a future security-critical application, I will elucidate the role of AI in 5G mobile network infrastructures and present a new threat model recently developed for this use case.

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On campus:
WU Wien, D2.2.094

More info (requesting a link to the online call): events [at] sustainablecomputing.eu

Sustainable Computing Lecture Series
Soheil Human, Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU Wien)
Arianna Rossi, SnT, University of Luxembourg
Cristiana Santos, Utrecht University
Martin Degeling, Ruhr-University Bochum (RUB)


July 21
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm


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