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Dr. Yuliya Lierler

Professor of Computer Science, University of Nebraska


Dr. Beth Lyon

Cognitive Psychologist + Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Nebraska

After Yang— Deciphering memory in humans & AI

Dr. Yuliya Lierler and Dr. Beth Lyon from the University of Nebraska Omaha discuss the role of memory, how it is encoded, and how it relates to learning in AI and in humans.

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Film Synopsis

In a near future, a family reckons with questions of love, connection, and loss after their A.I. helper unexpectedly breaks down.

    When his young daughter's beloved companion — an android named Yang — malfunctions, Jake (Colin Farrell) searches for a way to repair him. In the process, Jake discovers the life that has been passing in front of him, reconnecting with his wife (Jodie Turner-Smith) and daughter across a distance he didn't know was there.

    Photo credit: A24

      About the Speaker

      Dr. Yuliya Lierler joined the Computer Science Department at the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 2012. She holds a Ph.D. in Computer Sciences from the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Lierler’s research is within the field of artificial intelligence, especially in the area of knowledge representation, automated reasoning, declarative problem solving, and natural language understanding.

      Dr. Beth Lyon, PhD, is a Cognitive Psychologist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, whose research lab studies memory, particularly prospective memory and cognitive offloading.