Singapore Women in Science
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Partner Events

A listing of events which are hosted for women in science, technology and the medical research industry looking to network and advance their careers.

The Singapore women in science network partners with many groups to help promote events which would be of interest to our network members. You can find these events listed below. 

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Explore science's new frontiers - AI & women in science

  • The Hive @ NTU 52 Nanyang Avenue singapore (map)

Come explore science’s new frontiers, with panel discussions on the future of artificial intelligence and women in science.

RSVP at: http://bit.ly/sciencefrontiers (leads to Eventbrite page)

Session 1:  I, Robot: Where Is AI Taking Us? 2pm – 3.30pm

Artificial intelligence is touted as a gamechanger in how we will live, work, and play. Singapore is investing heavily in expanding its AI capabilities – to a tune of SG$150 million in the next five years. But where are we headed and what is the future we want to see? Some commentators are already warning of a day in which machines will take over the world. Surely that’s just crazy talk… or is it?

Top scientists and industry leaders give their take on what inspires and worries them about AI, and weigh in on key ethical and legal issues that have preoccupied the international science and tech community.

Panelists

  • Laura Wynter: Head of Cognitive@NationScale initiative at IBM Research
  • Carylyne Chan: Co-Founder of AI chatbot company KeyReply
  • Kylie Peh: Partner at WongPartnership LLP (Data Protection, IP, Tech+Media) 

Break + Tea: 3:30pm – 4pm

Session 2: Eyes Up Here Please: Media Portrayals of Women in Science 4pm – 5pm

Women in recent times have been at forefront of scientific discoveries, engineering and tech, but remain largely unrepresented in the public eye. It's ironic that they should be seen as a "new frontier", in contrast with the determined effort now to give women scientists the platform they deserve. How can the media cover their work more meaningfully? How do women scientists want the media to portray them?

Panelists

  • Shirley Ho: Science communications professor
  • Sierin Lim: Organiser of WiEST
  • Rebecca Tan: Managing Editor at Asian Scientist
  • Siti Zarina Zainul Rahim: Research Scientist at Exploit Technologies

This event is organised under Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin's Berlin Science Communication Award, in partnership with Nanyang Technological University's Women in Engineering, Science, and Technology symposium.

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