Creative AI (Artificial Intelligence) and Cultural Influence 

2022 is widely regarded as the year of AI-generated art and text. Powerful software tools that write essays, make art, and compose music have emerged and are leading a new generation of AI technologies that are set to revolutionize creative work. The seminar will explore creative AI and the role of culture, of which Southeast Asia has a broad diversity.  Artists, writers, and musicians in Southeast Asia are molded in the local culture as well as in the digital culture. How do we make sure our diverse cultures are properly represented and respected in building these AI systems? The seminar also discusses the current disruptions and future implications of creative AI in Southeast Asia. The fellows will collaborate in ideating new ways that creative AI can benefit the region, strategizing the mitigation of risks and promoting our cultural diversity. Lastly, the seminar will generate awareness of intellectual property and why it is important for Southeast Asia.

The combination of online engagement sessions and a week-long in-person seminar/workshops will be intensive and comprehensive, guiding the fellows on the capabilities of creative AI tools and facilitating critical thinking to make them beneficial for Southeast Asia while mitigating the risks. The lectures, panel discussion, team projects and leadership training will provide the young leaders with unique skills and experiences in a fast-changing world with regional challenges and incredible opportunities.

Find out more about the seminar program here.

Eligibility Requirements 

Applicants must: 

  • Be between the ages of 25 to 35 years old (no YSEALI alumni status required); between the ages of 36 to 40 years old (YSEALI alumni status is required) 

  • Be citizen of and currently residing in one of the following countries: Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, or Vietnam

  • Be fluent in written and spoken English

  • Be able to participate in all engagement sessions in April 2023 (online) and attend the seminar in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, from April 24 - 28, 2023 (in-person).

  • Possess a passport that is valid for at least six months after your intended return date from Vietnam in April 2023 when the Technology & Innovation seminar ends.

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Date and Time: 7PM, February 17, 2023 (Hanoi/Bangkok Time)

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