Jan. 26, 2024

Artificial Intelligence discussion scheduled


The Northern Plains Ethics Institute, College of Arts and Sciences, Dakota Digital Academy and Tri-College University are scheduled to host a discussion centered on Artificial Intelligence on Feb. 6 from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Memorial Union’s Prairie Rose room. 

The discussion titled “Artificial Intelligence and Its Societal Impact: Truths, Half Truths, and Misconceptions,” will be given by Ahmed Kamel, a professor of computer science and management information systems at the Offutt School of Business at Concordia College. 

The public introduction of chatGPT and other similar systems has sparked a lot of public and media attention to the field AI. The result is a mixture of facts, hype and misinformation, concerning what AI is, and what it can and cannot do for and to society. 

The study of AI is now several decades old with many successes and failures. The presentation will discuss the current landscape of AI, its strengths and weaknesses, where it had successes and failures and its potential impact on society.

Kamel’s research interests are in artificial intelligence and knowledge-based systems. His past research has been diverse in the area of knowledge-based systems: He worked in the representation of physical devices, in software support for engineering design and in the integration of linked problem-solving agents. 

His interests also include the social impact of computers and their applications. He has published many articles in these areas in refereed journals and conference proceedings. He has also been 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.

The discussion will also be available online on Zoom:


Meeting ID: 985 4918 8349
Passcode: 848225

Additional information can be provided by Dennis Cooley, NPEI Director, at NDSU.NPEI@ndsu.edu or 701-231-7038.

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