Program

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The Internet and the Torah

Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Algorithms and Social Media
THE DANGER AND PROMISE
December 8 – 12, 2021

 

Wednesday Evening, December 8 – Opening Night ~ 7:30pm – 9:30pm
Panel I: Intelligence and Artificial Intelligence – A Dialogue                                                

7:30 PM ~  Professor Nathan Katz (CYS College): Welcome (5 min)

7:40 PM  ~  Professor Joseph Jacobson (MIT):  What is Artificial Intelligence (35-40 min)

8:20 PM  ~  Rabbi Sholom D. Lipskar (CYS College): What is Intelligence (35-40 min)

9:00 PM  ~  Discussion facilitated by Prof. Nathan Katz (30 min + Q&A)

 

Thursday Morning, December 9  ~ 10:00am – 1:00pm
Panel II: How It All Works: The Internet, Big Data, Algorithms, Social Media 

10:00 AM  ~  Dr. Samuel S. Lighthouse (IBM): Topic to be announced (35 min + 10 min Q&A)

10:45 AM  ~  Professor Henry Abramson (Touro): Artificial Intelligence and Artificial Wisdom: Postmodernism and the Digital Age (35 min + 10 min Q&A)

11:30 AM  ~  Franklin Zemel, Esq. (Cyberprivacy Attorney):  Open Source Social Engineering (35 min + 10 min Q&A)

12:15 PM  ~  Rabbi Dov Schochet (CYS College): Privacy in Torah, Chazal, and Kabbalah (35 min. + 10 min Q&A)

 

Thursday Afternoon, December 9 ~ 1:00 – 3:00pm
Lunch & Documentary: The Social Dilemma – (lunch reservations required)

Discussion facilitated by Prof. Nathan Katz

 

Thursday Night, December 9 ~ 7:30pm – 9:45pm
Panel III: New Dangers

7:30 PM  ~  Rabbi Professor Avraham Steinberg, MD (Shaare Zedek): The New Media and Neurological Impact (35 min + 10 min Q&A)

8:15 PM  ~  Dr. Norman Goldwasser (Horizons): Psychological Impact: Addiction & Trauma (35 min + 10 min Q&A)

9:00 PM  ~  Rabbi Pinchas Taylor (Chabad-Plantation): The Internet’s Impact on our Dreams (35 min + 10 min Q&A)

 

Friday Morning, December 10 ~ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Closed Session: Breakfast and Seminar for the Scientists & Scholars Only

Friday Night & Saturday, December 10 – 11, 2021
Shabbaton with the Scientists and Scholars – (dinner reservations required)

Motzei Shabbos, Saturday Night, December 11 ~ 7:45 pm – 10:45 pm
Panel IV: The Promise

7:45 PM  ~  Dr. Margarita Quihuis (Stanford Persuasion Inst.): Topic to be announced (35 min + 10 min Q&A)

8:30 PM  ~  Rabbi Motti Seligson (Chabad.org): Topic to be announced (35 min + 10 min Q&A)

9:15 PM  ~  Dr. Menachem Feuer (Adaleg IT): Topic to be announced (35 min + 10 min Q&A)

10:00 PM ~  Rabbi Sholom D. Lipskar (CYS College) & Professor Joseph Jacobson (MIT): Summary of the Conference (30 min)

10:30 PM ~  Professor Nathan Katz (CYS College): Closing Remarks (15 min)

 

Sunday Morning, December 12 ~ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Closed Session: Breakfast & Workshop for the Speakers and Organizers