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The Web Search Revolution: The Past, Present, and Future of Search - Google, ChatGPT, Bing, and Beyond!

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The Web Search Revolution: The Past, Present, and Future of Search - Google, ChatGPT, Bing, and Beyond.

The world of search has undergone a remarkable transformation, from simple keyword queries to a complex, all-pervasive automated decision-making system.

With this year marking two important anniversaries: 25 years since Google's founding and 30 years since the release of the first web search engine, JumpStation, it's a timely opportunity to reflect on the profound impact of search on society. The rise in prominence of ChatGPT and other generative AI systems also offers an opportunity to examine the future of information access.

Join us for the The Web Search Revolution: The Past, Present, and Future of Web Search - Google, ChatGPT, Bing, and Beyond, a one-day interdisciplinary event that will delve into the history, evolution, and future of search. Our speakers, including distinguished researchers in the field of search engines and industry experts, will explore the following questions:

· What has been the societal impact of this near-ubiquitous technology?

· What lessons can we learn from the success and pitfalls of introducing search to large-scale platforms?

· How will generative AI shape the future of information access?

The Symposium will culminate in a lively evening debate: Generative AI Should Be Stopped! (Register separately here).

Don't miss this unique opportunity to engage with leading thinkers and gain new insights into one of the defining technologies of our time.


9:30am - Registration Desk opens
10:00am - Keynote: The history of search and its impact 
11:00am - Morning Tea Break 
11:30am -Panel: The impact of search on society
12:30pm - Lunch Break
1:30pm - Keynote - The future of search: Information seeking, large language models and search
2:30pm - Panel: Lessons from Web Search History
3:00pm -Afternoon tea
3:30pm - Panel: The future of search is not just ChatGPT
4:30pm - Event concludes

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The Web Search Revolution: The Past, Present, and Future of Web Search - Google, ChatGPT, Bing, and Beyond will take place on 17 August 2023 at The Kaleide Theatre, RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia and online.

The symposium is open to scholars, practitioners, and regulators of all disciplines seeking to understand how the ubiquity and success of this technology has revolutionised society.


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