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As part of the AI@Melbourne Colloquium Series, dive into the world of AI and privacy with special guests from Northeastern University and Microsoft.
16/10/2023 10:00am - 12:00pm

Melbourne Connect, The Forum (Mezzanine Level)

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AI@Melbourne Colloquium Series - The AI Puzzle: Balancing Privacy, Security, and Smart Tech

As part of the AI@Melbourne Colloquium Series, dive into the world of AI and privacy with speakers from Northeastern University and Microsoft.

Please note this event includes two panel discussion sessions.

Session 1: 10.00am - 11.00am

Empowering security teams with generative AI: Fundamentals and applications of GPT models with Microsoft's Roberto Rodriguez

In this talk, Roberto will provide a high-level overview of the fundamentals of large language models (LLMs), with a focus on GPT models. Specifically, he will cover topics such as few-shot learning, code generation and retrieval augmentation and provide basic examples and experiments to illustrate these concepts. Whether you're new to GPT models or have experience working with them, this talk aims to provide a fresh perspective on how they can be leveraged to empower security teams and spark new ideas for research.

About the speaker

Roberto Rodriguez, also known as Cyb3rWard0g in the Infosec community, is a respected security researcher from Microsoft. He is renowned for his contributions to the field, having created influential open-source projects like the Threat Hunter Playbook, Security Datasets, OSSEM, SimuLand, and ATT&CK Python Client. Roberto's work has profoundly influenced the cybersecurity community, promoting proactive threat hunting and knowledge sharing. His expertise and dedication have made a lasting impact on the industry, shaping the future of cybersecurity.

Session 2: 11.00am - 12.00pm

AI and Privacy: How smart home devices compromise your privacy with Northeastern University's Dennis Giese

This talk discusses how smart IoT devices can potentially compromise user privacy by turning their "intelligence" into surveillance tools. While additional capabilities can enhance service and customisation, they also raise questions about privacy, often without users' awareness. This talk also explores the extent to which IoT manufacturers prioritise cybersecurity in their devices, with examples drawn from a collection of IoT smart devices that have encountered security challenges.

About the speaker

Dennis Giese is a Boston-based researcher specializing in the security and privacy of embedded systems and IoT devices. He also has a keen interest in physical security, applied research, and reverse engineering of malware and various devices. He has completed Masters degrees from Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany and Northeastern University in Boston

Full Event Details

The AI@Melbourne Colloquium Series is a program of talks on the future of Artificial Intelligence at The University of Melbourne.

Stay and enjoy complimentary afternoon tea and networking following the event. Registration is essential.

  • 10:00am - 11:00am : Session 1 Presentation and Q&A
  • 11:00am - 12:00pm : Session 2 Presentation and Q&A
  • 12:00pm - 12:45pm : Refreshments and Networking

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