Technology & Innovation
April 24-28, 2023
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.
The speakers and panelists for the 2023 Technology & Innovation Seminar are well-known academics, researchers and company executives. Find more information about them at here
The 2023 Technology and Innovation Seminar on Creative AI and Cultural Influence will be open to candidates who are young professionals between the ages of 25-40, highly qualified and motivated, from all 11 ASEAN member countries. Once selected, all participants will be fully funded by the U.S. Department of State to attend the in-person seminar.
Participants are required to commit at least 4 online hours for pre-seminar tasks (group assignments) from April 1 – 8, 2023, and at least 42 hours to in-person seminar activities in Vietnam from April 24-28, 2023.