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AI: Inside and Outside Academia

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AI: Inside and Outside Academia

March 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Introducing the Center for Story @ Shenandoah Speaker Series!

Director of Center for Story @ Shenandoah Sean Murphy will be joined by Dr. Shawn Dubravac to discuss all-things AI, specifically its evolving implications within academia, but also how it’s impacting everything from the business sector and employment to the arts industries. Murphy and Dubravac previously worked together at the Consumer Technology Association and continue to regularly compare notes about the myriad ways technology steers innovation, and also acts a force of disruption–for better or worse. AI is a growing topic of interest and concern, and there’s no one better positioned than Dr. Dubravac to assess where we are—and what’s possibly coming in the near future. Audience Q&A will be encouraged throughout this informal but action-packed discussion. 

About Shawn Dubravac
Dr. Shawn DuBravac is an internationally-recognized thought leader and top-rated keynote speaker, delivering insights on the trends, technologies and paradigms transforming the globe. His research focuses on the forces shaping tomorrow that are percolating on the periphery of society and business today. By providing an elevated view of developing trends, DuBravac empowers leaders and their organizations for the changing landscape and opportunities that lie ahead. DuBravac is author of the New York Times Best Seller Digital Destiny: How the New Age of Data Will Transform the Way We Work, Live, and Communicate, which explores how the world’s mass adoption of digital technologies portends the beginning of a new era for humanity in the realms of business, healthcare, finance, transportation and culture. More at shawndubravac.com

About Sean Murphy
Sean Murphy is founder of the non-profit 1455 Lit Arts and serves as Director of the new Center for Story @ Shenandoah—an initiative that explores and celebrates the crucial roles story plays in contemporary life. Murphy spent two decades in the tech industry as an analyst, and has published widely as a cultural critic in a variety of mediums. He has been nominated four times for the Pushcart Prize, twice for Best of Net, and his book Please Talk about Me When I’m Gone was the winner of Memoir Magazine’s 2022 Memoir Prize.  His third collection of poetry Kinds of Blue, and first collection of short fiction This Kind of Man, are forthcoming in Spring 2024. More at seanmurphy.net


March 18
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Hester Auditorium, Henkel Hall
Winchester, VA 22601 United States
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