How to Experience AI at SXSW – The Daily Texan

South by Southwest features a variety of panels, presentations and interactive events exploring the new frontier of technology: artificial intelligence.

Audiences can expect a wide range of events, from speculative to upbeat, exploring the frontiers of technology. From immediate concerns about the sensitivity of chatbot development to the possibility of solving climate change through AI-generated data, experts will have proactive and creative discussions about the new technology.

The Daily Texan has compiled a list of some AI events available to badge holders that promise to explore groundbreaking topics and innovative solutions.

Quantum Storytelling with Generative AI – March 10th

Although generative AI has made strides recently, the early development of film, television, and video games has yet to witness these latest innovations. This discussion examines how AI and generative technologies can be used in interactive content with Diana Williams of Kinetic Energy Entertainment and Zach Johnson of Josephmark – two pioneers who are leading entertainment studios and work to innovate with cutting-edge technology in the industry.

AI in editorial offices: what impact is it having on journalism? – March 11

With many newsrooms facing challenges such as limited resources, according to the SXSW website, AI can be a potential solution to “augment reporting and improve the bottom line for news companies.” Representatives from the Associated Press, BBC, Twitter and Partnership on AI will discuss different perspectives on the use of AI in newsrooms.

SXSW Pitch: Artificial Intelligence, Speech and Robotics Technologies – March 11th

ZenBusiness’s SXSW Pitch provides a platform for “early-stage technology startups to showcase their products and/or services to industry technology professionals, high-profile media and venture capitalists/angel investors.” Five start-up companies will present their ideas and innovations to a jury and live audience, with the winner being announced the following day.

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How Congress is building AI policies from the ground up – March 11

This panel will focus on the work of the Congressional Artificial Intelligence Caucus with various national communities to increase AI participation. The Congressional Artificial Intelligence Caucus is “a group of U.S. officials working to brief Congress on advances in AI and the implications.”

Responsible AI and Human Rights in the Metaverse – March 13th

This presentation will raise the question, “If language technology powered by AI can create and perpetuate dark patterns that reflect society’s existing prejudices, how will we protect human rights and reduce prejudice in the metaverse?” The following discussion shows Executives from Meta and Unbabel, who break down the evolution of ethical standards across organizations to create a thriving and accessible metaverse.

Fighting climate change with AI – March 15th

From extreme weather conditions, rising and warming oceans, to greenhouse gas pollution, humans are challenged to rapidly improve and deploy tools to observe and understand the changing planet. Join John Hopkins researchers Jim Bellingham and Elizabeth Reilly to learn about AI’s role in combating climate change and ask how the technology can help study the Earth and its climate.