AI/Machine Learning

Bright Sparks: AI&U – it’s time to check in with your new BFF 

- April 26, 2023 2 MIN READ
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Welcome to our regular column on the important things to see and do for the ANZ startup community, brought to you by the director of the Spark Festival, Maxine Sherrin.

She picks out 3 things worth putting in the diary for the week ahead.

If you’d like to know more, sign up to the Weekly Sparks, Maxine’s roundup of all that’s on in Australian tech and startups, which comes out every Monday. 


What does the AI powered future look like for all of us?

What impact will AI and generative technologies have on all our lives?

If you’re in Sydney over the next few weeks, take the opportunity to find out what AI could mean for you, your career, and your future at AI&U.

This three week event series, produced by Spark Festival, will be taking place in locations across Sydney’s Tech Central and supported by the City of Sydney.

Here’s what’s happening this week:


AI Is My Copilot

Wed Apr 26, 6pm

The Commons Central

It’s hard to imagine any tech role that isn’t going to be impacted by AI in the next year or two. Resistance may be futile: but it’s far from bad news. Find out how AI can be the hardest working, most competent jobshare colleague you’ll ever have.


From Paint to Pixels: AI & The Creative Industries

Thu Apr 27, 6pm

The Chippo

Anyone who sees themselves as creative is probably feeling something on the spectrum between excitement and fear at the moment. But rest assured, you are not alone. This AI&U event will be all about what it means for someone who works in the creative industries, as an artist, designer, creative technologist, photographer.


The New Age of AI: Opportunities for Startups

Thu Apr 27, 6pm

Sydney School of Entrepreneurship

AI is reshaping industries and creating unprecedented disruption opportunities for startups and the people who invest in them. At the same time, this technology is enabling even the incumbents to move at the speed of light. What a time to be alive!