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