Hebrew University Speaks - Prof. Shai Shalev-Schwartz and Prof. Amnon Shashua

Welcome to segment #7 of Hebrew University Speaks, CFHU’s monthly video series featuring thought-provoking, informative and entertaining presentations by HU faculty.

Our previous instalment presented Dr. Ayelet Landau revealing the inner workings of the mind and how the brain selectively filters through chatter.

This month, we are expanding our scope beyond TEDTalks and HUJITalks to include a special pandemic webinar from HU professor Amnon Shashua, CEO of Mobileye, and HU professor Shai Shalev-Schwartz, Chief Technology Officer of Mobileye. Both are also faculty members at HU’s School of Computer Science and Engineering.

We are featuring an excerpt from their recent webinar in which they presented an insightful exit strategy to the current pandemic that would not only save lives but would do so without decimating the economy.

Can we contain covid-19 without locking down the economy?

In this abridged version of their presentation, Prof. Shashua gives an overview of their two-phase plan, before he and Prof. Shalev-Schwartz field questions about it. They recently presented their proposal to the Knesset (Israel’s parliament) for consideration as a possible way forward for the country and are currently working with the Israeli government to conduct further experiments to prove their theory.

To view the entire webinar, which was recorded on March 31, 2020, click here.

To learn more about professors Shashua and Shalev-Schwatz and their proposals, see the following articles:

For more about Prof. Shashua and his latest ventures, see: