Deakin University’s annual AI festival is on next week

- May 25, 2023 2 MIN READ
Professor Hind Benbya,
Professor Hind Benbya, director of Deakin University's Centre for AI. Image: supplied
Deakin University’s Centre for AI and the Future of Business is holding its third annual AI Festival in Melbourne next week on June 1-2.

The 2023 theme ‘Co-creating value with AI’ will bring together more than 150 business leaders, tech innovators, scholars, and policy makers, including 25 expert presenters.

A series of panel sessions will explore how artificial intelligence can be used to create value for businesses, as well as debating issues of trust, ethics and privacy.

Google’s head of innovation Scott Thomson and one of Australia’s top AI innovators Deakin Business School Adjunct Professor Matt Kuperholz will discuss about how businesses can harness the potential of generative AI such as ChatGPT in a panel moderated by Deakin’s Centre for AI director Professor Hind Benbya.

“With the recent rise of generative AI and the potential advent of general AI at the horizon, our festival gives industry leaders the chance to reflect on the lessons from the past year and share insights to navigate the opportunities and challenges of this new technology,” Prof Benbya said.

“This year’s program will shed light on a variety of pressing topics, from exploring different dimensions of creating an AI strategy, to the boundaries of generative AI and its ethical considerations, and ways in which AI can foster collaboration and trust in various sectors.

“We are at a pivotal moment where the power of AI can be harnessed for co-creation of value in unprecedented ways. Through this festival, we aim to inspire and guide the discourse on AI, enabling participants to better understand and leverage these technologies to shape our future.”

To register for the festival, see blogs.deakin.edu.au/ai-and-future-of-work-festival/.

 You don’t have to be in the Victorian capital to take part: Friday morning’s sessions are being run virtually.

Here’s a quick outline of the program:

AI Festival 2023

Day 1: Thursday 1 June, 9am-4.45pm

Deakin Downtown, Tower 2 level 12/727 Collins St, Melbourne

Day 2: Friday 2 June, 9am-12.30pm
Virtual session