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    MQ Incubator Lunch & Learn | Got AI FOMO? How to cut through the hype and use AI productively and ethically

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    Join us for an engaging talk around unlocking AI – how it works, how and when to use it, and how to do so ethically.

    Part 1: How Does AI Work?

    Learn the fundamentals of AI and discover why Chat GPT is not another search engine. Understand how it functions as a "calculator for words" and delve into the origins of AI data. This section will demystify the core principles behind AI technology and clarify its unique capabilities.

    Part 2: Cutting through the hype: Do You Need AI? 

    Explore the practical applications of AI in everyday life. We'll discuss what AI is good for, highlighting tasks where it excels and areas where it falls short. You'll also get to know some of our favourite AI tools that can enhance productivity and creativity. This segment will help you determine if AI is a necessary addition to your toolkit.

    Part 3: How to Use AI Well 

    Gain valuable insights on best practices for utilizing AI responsibly. Learn the key questions to ask yourself as a litmus test before implementing AI solutions. Discover strategies to protect yourself, including the use of GAITs, and understand the risk-to-benefit ratio. This part is crucial for anyone looking to leverage AI effectively and safely.

    This session is presented by Dr. Ines Hipolito who stands at the forefront of the philosophy of mind and cognitive science of AI. Renowned for her insights into fundamental questions surrounding agency and intelligence, Dr. Hipolito is an Assistant Professor at Macquarie University and serving as a researcher at the Macquarie Ethics and Agency Research Centre. With a solid foundation in academia, Dr. Hipolito's interdisciplinary approach allows her to bridge the gap between different sectors, fostering meaningful dialogues and collaborations that address complex societal challenges in the AI era. Notably, Dr. Hipolito co-founded the International Society for the Philosophy of the Sciences of the Mind, demonstrating her commitment to advancing the field and fostering scholarly exchange. Additionally, as the founder and CEO of MissionAI, a start-up supported by Macquarie Incubator, and her ethics advisory role at VERSES, a Los Angeles-based cognitive computing company, she leads initiatives aimed at promoting ethical AI cultures and responsible implementation practices.

    Don't miss this opportunity to unlock the potential of AI and transform your workflow! 🚀📈

    This is a hybrid event held in-person and online via Zoom. A Zoom meeting link will be sent the day before the event.

    If you have any questions, please reach out to the Incubator team at

    Please BYO lunch.

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