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WEBINAR: Can A.I. and Artists Be Friends?

September 13, 2023 @ 12:00 pm 1:00 pm

AI is everywhere, causing strikes and changing lives while being debated all over the news. We creatives are torn between using AI on a regular basis (whether we know it or not) and staving off its terrible influences over our artistic expression and ownership. So, can we be friends with this new technology? Is it friend or foe, helper or hindrance, or just the way of the future?

In this webinar our Doyenne Monica chats to Rita Arrigo, Strategic Engagement Manager at CSIRO National AI Centre, about how we can use AI to help us in our work, the ethical considerations of these technologies, and how we can prepare the inevitable disruptions and innovations that are coming our way.

Part of our Lunchtime Learning series!

What’s Included?
A 60 min panel webinar with our creative industries experts, plus lifetime access to additional resources and/or a special Dropbox folder containing more resources to support your learning.

Who should sign up?
Creative industries professionals and business people from start-up to established (Australia only, sorry!). We also welcome creative freelancers, soloists, students, start-ups and curious hobbyists.

Who’s the host? 
Monica Davidson is an award-winning expert on the creative industries, who began her professional life as a freelance journalist and filmmaker. In 2014 Monica completed her Masters degree in Screen Arts and Business at AFTRS, and was appointed as the first NSW Creative Industries Business Advisor by the Department of Industry. Shortly after she founded the social enterprise Creative Plus Business, which is dedicated to educating creative people about small business and marketing skills. In 2019, Monica was awarded the QUT Creative Enterprise Australia award for being a Creative Trailblazer that “advocates, mentors, donates, educates and advises within Australia’s creative economy”. Monica continues to work as a writer, filmmaker and occasional performer.

Rita is Strategic Engagement Manager at CSIRO National AI Centre, focused on building a Responsible AI Network RAIN a world first cross-ecosystem collaboration aimed at establishing and sharing the best practice of responsible AI in the commercial sector. Her work includes engaging developing the program for RAIN and engaging partners to amplify positive AI adoption and innovation that benefits Australia’s business and community. This is through AI skills enablement to supporting the uplift of responsible AI Practice for the ecosystem. An accomplished speaker who has gained recognition as an expert in AI, innovation, and digital technology, Rita has a unique perspective on the intersection of technology and society. She is also an esteemed judge of the Women in AI Awards and looks forward to continuing her contributions to this important initiative.

What’s Creative Plus Business?
We’re a social enterprise dedicated to educating creative people and arts organisations about business skills. We help through sharing practical knowledge in a fun and irreverent way, and everything we do is designed to help creatives to feel more confident and comfortable about the entrepreneurial aspects of their creative practice. We believe that a bit of naughtiness, tempered with a kind heart and a big dose of professionalism, is the key to helping creative people understand the boring basics of business.

Accessibility: if you have any access requirements, please email hello@creativeplusbusiness.com

This webinar will take place on Crowdcast. You can sign up to the webinar via the link below.