**Unfortunately this event is being postponed - check back for any updates!**
Generative AI (artificial intelligence), also referred to as GenAI, has dominated the news headlines lately and captured the public imagination with its dazzling possibilities. This fall, join us for a fun GenAI community challenge hosted by Women in AI Ethics in collaboration with Brooklyn Public library and learn more about this exciting new development in AI. You will also get a chance to participate in an all-ages hands-on contest where you can apply your newly acquired skills to test GenAI tools and see the results firsthand.
Masks are encouraged for everyone's health and safety.
Part I: Introduction to Generative AI (11am-12pm)
In this first session, you will learn about the origins of AI, meet the humans behind these powerful technologies, look “under the hood” to see how generative AI works, and get helpful tips on how you can use it to automate some of your tedious tasks and even learn new skills.
Part II: GenAI community challenge (1-2pm)
While Generative AI presents many opportunities, it also has inaccuracies and can reflect the worst of human biases. In this afternoon session, you will partner up with a family member or friend for a hands-on challenge where you will use your newly acquired skills to uncover any inaccuracies and biases in these systems. This is an optional session, but space is limited so we ask that you register in advance.
Can anyone sign up for the Generative AI challenge?
Everyone is welcome! There is no age limit. You can invite and pair up with anyone you want – parents, grandparents, siblings, cousins, or friends. It is a two-part session, and we highly recommend that you join the morning introductory session before participating in the community challenge in the afternoon.
I am not a technical person. Can I still participate?
Yes! You do not need any technical skills or prior knowledge of AI. We’ll teach you everything you need to participate in the challenge (which is optional) and give you detailed instructions. In addition, we’ll have volunteers to help you if you are stuck.
I don’t know where to get Generative AI or how any of this works, can I still join this session?
Absolutely! These sessions are meant for everyone. We’ll give you all the all the information you need in part I of this session and your participation in part II – the community challenge is optional.
Do I have to sign up for both parts?
The challenge is optional but if you decide to join us, we highly recommend that you attend session I so you are not confused.
Help! I missed the first session. Can I still join the challenge?
No worries. If you missed the first session, we would suggest that you review the materials before you join the session.
Can I do the challenge on my own?
We will try our best to accommodate everyone but since we have limited availability of computers, we may have to pair you up with another participant.
Do I have to bring my own equipment?
No, unless you want to. We’ll provide you with the internet-enabled computers and instructions for the challenge, but feel free to bring your own laptop that can connect to the wireless internet if you'd like.