Symposium on Artificial Intelligence

This event aimed to share and discuss the implications of the latest developments in generative Artificial Intelligence, gathering top-notch experts in this field.

The seminar also included a public demonstration, introduced by Doron Friedman, where Prof. Gurit Birnbaum, a world expert in research on sex and intimacy, sat with an augmented reality (AR) virtual avatar of Sigmund Freud for a date in front of a live audience. Prof. Birnbaum interacted with him, being able to hold a conversation and provide structured answers to her questions.

This virtual Sigmund Freud was visible only through a Quest Pro mixed reality device, which was projected on screen. The avatar included body language, lip sync, eye contact and conversation abilities based on OpenAI.

This demonstrates, for the first time, the possibility of seamless social interaction with virtual humans, enhanced by AI, in augmented reality.


9:30 – 9:50 – Challenges and dangers in the development and use of artificial inteligence

Dr. Yuval Kamniel, Sami Ofer School of Communication, Reichman University

9:50 – 10:10 – A human joumalist versus a robot joumalistin the age of Chat GPT

Prof. Noam Lamelstrich Letter, Head of the Innovation Center and Head ofthe Esper Institute for Diplomacy in New Media, Reichman University

10:10 – 11:00 – Panel: Creative artificial intelligence – does reality exceed any imagination?

Panel moderator: Dr. Aviv Gaon, Harry Radziner School of Law, Reichman University


Prof. Dov Greenbaum, head of the Zyi Mitar Institute, Reichman University
Dr. Efrat Dobi Teig, Head of Research and Artificial Intelligence, Bria
Adv. Ben Khaklai, Regional Legal Advisor, Microsoft Middle East and Africa

11:00 – 11:20 – Break
11:20 – 11:50 – A date with Freud – augmented reality and arlfiial intelligence

Prof. Gorit Birnbaum, Baruch Evcher School of Psychology, Reichman University

Prof. Doron Friedman, Head of the Advanced Reality Research Laboratory, Sami Ofer School of Communication, Reichman University

Dr. Yonatan Giron, codirector of the Advanced Realily Research Laboratory, Sami Ofer School of Communication, Reichman University

11:50 – 12:20 – Al bias in human-robot interaction

Dr. Noa Morg, Sami Ofer School of Communication, Reichman University

12:20 Closing remarks