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Beyond Words: Exploring the Future of AI Bots in Writing and Creativity  Workshop

As an author, writer, poet or anyone who loves the written word, have you wondered or been concerned about the impact of the game changing new AI technology?


Join us for a Luncheon Presentation & Discussion on Saturday, September 16, at the Write on Bowen Festival of Readers and Writers for an insightful presentation by Vered Shwartz, Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the University of British Columbia and a distinguished CIFAR AI Chair at the Vector Institute.


Vered will provide an overview of cutting-edge AI technology and introduce us the vast capability, potential and impacts of new bots such as ChatGPT. She will outline the remarkable ways these bots have revolutionized various industries and offered unique solutions to everyday challenges.


We’ll also delve into fears surrounding AI bots threatening jobs and explore how the burgeoning technology might influence the work of writers, editors, and other creative entrepreneurs.


The audience will be invited to engage in an enriching and interactive discussion following Vered’s presentation. Have your questions answered and share your thoughts and perspectives on the fascinating future of AI and the dynamic relationship between human creativity and AI technology.

Vered Shwartz is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the University of British Columbia and a CIFAR AI Chair at the Vector Institute. Her research is concerned with natural language processing, with the fundamental goal of building computer programs that can interact with people in natural languages. In her work, she is teaching machines to apply human-like commonsense reasoning which is required to resolve ambiguities and interpret underspecified language. Before joining UBC, Vered completed her PhD in Computer Science at Bar-Ilan University and was a postdoctoral researcher at the Allen Institute for AI and the University of Washington.  

Vered will be presenting at the Saturday Luncheon, September 16 from 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm. Lunch is included. To register, click here.

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