SEAS in the News

An article in the Buffalo News reports on testimony presented to the House Intelligence Committee by David Doermann, director of UB’s Artificial Intelligence Institute, about “deepfakes,” artificial intelligence that now allows people to compose entirely made-up videos that show politicians saying things they never said.
A story on CBS News about experts testifying before the House Intelligence Committee about the threats that “deepfake” videos and other types of artificial intelligence-generated synthetic data pose to the U.S. election system reports witnesses at today’s hearing include David Doermann, Empire Innovation professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, and director of the Artificial Intelligence Institute.
An article on Gasworld reports UB researchers have received $1.8 million in funding to develop membranes that can separate CO2 from other gases, a technology that has the potential to be installed by factories and power plants to cut down the amount of released carbon, and quotes Haiqing Lin, associate professor of chemical and biological engineering.
An editorial in the Buffalo News praises UB’s Innovation Hub, calling it a “safe harbor for entrepreneurs” and reporting that there is a $13.5 million fund to invest in fledgling companies.
An article on MDLinx reports on research by Jonathan Lovell, associate professor of biomedical engineering, that showed that roasted barley performs as well as a convention contrast agent and may aid with photoacoustic computed tomography of the swallowing and gut processes, a finding that could lead to improved diagnosis of gastrointestinal tract and swallowing disorders.
An article in the London Free Press about the World’s Challenge Challenge, which aims to address issues such as poverty, inequality, climate, environmental degradation, prosperity, peace and justice, included photos of UB students Abdulrahman Hassaballah, Anish Kirtane and Olivia Burgner.