Digital Trust and Security Seminar Series: Youcheng Sun A digital futures event - 10th october 2023

On the 10th October 2023, the Digital Trust and Security Seminar Series welcomed Dr Youcheng Sun to give a talk titled 'An Arms Race in Intellectual Property Protection of Deep Learning Models'.

The event attracted a wide array of attendees from across academia and industry, ranging from students to intellectual property solicitors.

Dr Youcheng Sun giving his presentation

Dr Edoardo Manino, Research Associate in the Department of Computer Science at The University of Manchester, kicked off proceedings with a short welcome and introduction to all attendees. Following this, Dr Youcheng Sun, Lecturer in Cyber Security also at UoM, commenced his talk.

Stemming from Dr Youcheng's research interests in the security and safety assurance of complex computing systems, the seminar was mainly concerned with the protection of deep learning and other AI models and its intersection with copyright and intellectual property laws.

Dr Youcheng's seminar mainly consisted of the different ways we can differentiate between copies of AI models from their original sources.

The presentation sparked much lively debate in the following Q&A session. The interdisciplinary nature of the talk had attracted many attendees from law backgrounds interested in the methods of proving copyright infringement with different AI models.

Dr Edoardo Manino soon brought things to a close, after which a networking session among attendees took place.

Delegates during the networking session

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