Cowabunga! Pizza is provided free at Tech Lancaster. Bring your own beverages (and maybe some to share), pizza should arrive around 6:30!
Recommended to BYOB (+ some to share!)
This month we have Rob Hudson and Nathaniel Evry.
Rob Hudson - Children and Home Tech Policy
As a parent in today's world of connected technology, I struggle with how to protect my children from potential predators, privacy violations, and disturbing content, while teaching them about the world and providing them with safe access to information, entertainment, and connected experiences. In this talk, I'll describe the "threat model" as I see it, my particular challenges, how I've used a mix of technology and policy to address those, and what questions still remain. Then I'll open the session for discussion, questions, and suggestions
Nathaniel Evry - Building a Relationship with AI: Treating Language Models Like Characters
In this talk, we'll explore the idea of developing a rapport with large language models, treating them less like machines and more like characters in a favorite sitcom. We'll discuss the benefits of communicating with AI in a respectful and collaborative way, rather than trying to enslave them or their efforts. By building a pseudo-personality and working alongside language models, we can unlock new levels of creativity and productivity, while also contributing to the ethical development of AI.
Typical schedule of events:
6:30 PM Doors Open/Pizza/Mingle
7:00 PM Introduction/Announcements
7:05 PM First Speaker
7:35 PM Break
7:45 PM Speaker 2
8:15 PM End