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UBC CS Public Lecture: Trustworthy AI

March 20 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm


This lecture is hosted by the UBC Department of Computer Science and the speaker will be Lorenzo Cavallaro, a Professor of Computer Science at University College London (UCL), where he leads the Systems Security Research Lab.

Time: March 20, 2024  5:30 – 6:30

Place:  UBC Robson Sq. C680 HSBC Hall

SUBJECT MATTER:  No day goes by without reading machine learning (ML) success stories across various application areas. Systems security is no exception, where ML’s tantalizing performance leave one to wonder whether there are any unsolved problems left. However, machine learning has no real clairvoyant abilities and once the magic wears off, we’re left in uncharted territory. Is machine learning truly capable of ensuring systems security? In this talk, we will highlight the importance of reasoning beyond mere performance by examining the consequences of adversarial attacks and distribution shifts in realistic settings. When relevant, we will also delve into behind-the-scenes aspects to encourage reflection on the reproducibility crisis. Our goal is to foster a deeper understanding of machine learning’s role in systems security and its potential for future advancements.


March 20
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
UBC Robson Square
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