Design Thinking with DALL-E • Digital Personas and Digital Innovation • Unlearning “The Future” • Two Hours of AI Power! • Working As and With Digital Nomads
Workshop: Unlearning “The Future”
Kai Riemer and Sandra Peter (University of Sydney)
Conventional ways of thinking about the future treat it as a distant destination that we want to get to know, and control, by way of predictions or forecasting. Yet, most of these predictions are grounded firmly in today’s understanding about how the world works. Yet time and again changes that unfold around us bring about surprising developments that turn out to be unpredictable – but not unimaginable. In this workshop, Kai Riemer and Sandra Peter – hosts of the podcast The Future This Week and The Unlearn Project – will help you think about the future in different ways, by unlearning the very concept of “the future”. We will introduce an approach to anticipate and prepare for possible futures (plural) using signals that already exist all around us in the world today.
Workshop: Two Hours of AI Power!
Kellie Nuttall (Deloitte AI Institute)
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Solving complex problems. Improving quality of life. Fuelling exciting new growth. Detecting health issues early. Saving time. Informing better business decisions … These are just a handful of the ways in which we can harness the fantastic power of AI.
So, what has been holding us back from adopting AI across all our sectors and industries in Australia? Well, we know that AI fluency – or lack thereof – is a key blocker that we all need to address. So, let’s pick up the shovel together and get busy; busy building your fluency so that you can begin to understand and harness the incredible power that AI can provide.
During our two hours together we will take you on a journey of AI, all the way from its inception to its modern-day use cases, and everything in between. We promise it won’t just be post-it notes and endless slides. No, we will be getting hands on and will immerse you into the world of AI in an interactive and memorable manner.
By the end of our time together you will understand the true power that AI can provide to not only your life, but society and governments alike, and how to implement it in a responsible and sustainable manner.
So come, join us and let’s talk AI.
Workshop: Working As and With Digital Nomads
Daniel Schlagwein, Julian Prester and Blair Wang (University of Sydney)
From ‘Work From Home’ to ‘Work From Bali’? The COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to consider how knowledge work can be done remotely. Digital nomads have been remote work long before COVID-19, and their numbers are growing (and ever-faster post-pandemic). Our team has been researching digital nomadism for five years now, studying how professionals can turn remote (“working as digital nomads”) and how companies can work with them (“working with digital nomads”). In this workshop, we assess work, roles and tasks for “remote-ability” and work through best practices for working as and with digital nomads.
Workshop: Design Thinking with DALL-E
Adam Ferrier (Thinkerbell) and Mike Seymour (University of Sydney)
Workshop: Storytelling for Humans in a Digital Age
Fiona McLean (The Social Index) and Scott Ward (Adobe)