Pre-conference Deep Dive: ‘Generative AI – Promise or Peril?’

JULY 8, 2024

The workshop will be dynamic, with table interactions fostering engagement and ensuring the practical application of ideas. The sessions will encourage participants to consider how generative AI can be a force for good in alignment with global goals.

7:30 AM – 8:45 AM: Registration and Welcome Coffee
Participants check in and enjoy a casual networking session with coffee.

9:00 AM – 9:15 AM: Opening Remarks
Introduction and context-setting, emphasizing the alignment with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs)

9:15 AM – 10:00 AM: The Dawn of Generative AI (Keynote)

  • Dr. Curtis Charles: “The Birth of Generative AI & Its Promise. SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure)
  • Table Interaction Activity: Reflection and discussion on the impact of AI milestones

10:00 AM – 10:45 AM: Working Smarter with Generative AI in Various Sectors

  • Exploring the use of CharGBT and other large language models in education, government, and non-profit sectors, aligning with SDG 4 (Quality Education) and SDG 16 (Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions)
  • Table Interaction Activity: Brainstorming potential applications in participants’ respective sectors

10:45 AM – 11:30 AM: AI and Reskilling for a Future-Ready Workforce

Table Interaction Activity: Identifying skills gaps and creating personal reskilling plans

11:30 AM – 12:15 PM: Generative AI as a Protective Force in Cybersecurity

  • A session on leveraging AI for cybersecurity, linking to SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure) and SDG 13 (Climate Action) regarding the protection of digital infrastructure
  • Table Interaction Activity: Participants draft a cybersecurity plan using generative AI principles

12:15 PM – 1:00 PM: Lunch Break
A networking lunch providing further opportunities for discussion on morning sessions.

1:00 PM – 1:45 PM: AI-Augmented Creativity and Problem-Solving

  • Showcasing how generative AI can enhance creativity and problem-solving in various industries, supporting SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities)
  • Table Interaction Activity: Developing creative AI solutions for urban challenges

1:45 PM – 2:30 PM: The Ethical Implications of Generative AI

  • Addressing ethical considerations, focusing on SDG 10 (Reduced Inequalities) and SDG 17 (Partnerships for the Goals)
  • Table Interaction Activity: Crafting a set of AI ethics guidelines for organizations

2:30 PM – 3:00 PM: Closing Panel and Call to Action

  • Experts summarize the day’s learnings and discuss how to move forward with generative AI in a sustainable and inclusive way
  • A collective call to action to implement AI strategies that align with the UN SDGs