Brazil Tour on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

TAU’s Prof. Irad Ben-Gal highlighted the research advances and challenges of the modern digital age
02 December 2019
From left: Marcos Lederman, Director of CDPP; Ilan Goldfajn, former President of Brazil’s Central Bank; Prof. Irad Ben-Gal; David Ades; Patrick Arippol; Betina Hakim; Marco Perlman; Alex Szapiro

Tel Aviv University’s Prof. Irad Ben-Gal, Head of the Laboratory for AI, Machine Learning, Business & Data Analytics (LAMBDA) at the Fleischman Faculty of Engineering, spent four days in Brazil, speaking at various events in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro organized by Brazilian Friends of TAU.


Ben Gal, recognized as a world expert in the fields of artificial intelligence and practical machine learning, spoke to academics and entrepreneurs, researchers and students at several prestigious institutions such as the CDPP, a think tank in Sao Paulo, the University of the State of Sao Paulo (UNESP), and Insper, one of Brazil’s leading academic institutions.


Topics that Ben-Gal discussed included Digital Living 2030,” a joint program between TAU and Stanford University. This innovative program focuses on future challenges of modern existence, including the technological, scientific, cyber, health, work and organizational related aspects that will shape our future lives.


Ben-Gal also delivered a talk on the “Impact of Al on the Future of Human Work and Economic Systems” to a small group of economists, and a lecture to engineering students and professors on AI and “Human & Robot Mobility Patterns in Smart Cities.”


Brazilian Friends board members attending the various events were: Eduardo Wurzmann, outgoing president of Brazilian Friends; David Ades, incoming president of Brazilian Friends; Alex Szapiro, CEO of Amazon Brazil; Patrick Arippol; Marco Perlman; and Betina Hakim, Executive Director.

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