CEO Network Forum - Exploring the challenges and opportunities of AI

  • 18 Aug 2023
  • 1:45 PM - 4:45 PM
  • Ground Floor, LG House, 148 Frome Street, Adelaide 5000


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Join us as we welcome Dr Neryl East and Professor George Siemens as guest speakers for the LG Professionals SA CEO Network Forum - Exploring the challenges and opportunities of AI

This Forum will be held in person on Thursday 17 August 2023 from
1:45PM - 4:45PM at LG House, 148 Frome Street, Adelaide.

Challenges and Opportunities: Navigating ChatGPT and more in local government 
Dr Neryl East
Speaker and Leadership Credibility Expert

The launch of ChatGPT and other generative AI tools herald what’s arguably the biggest shift in the way we communicate since the arrival of the internet.

For local government, this new technology opens a realm of possibilities for saving time and precious resources – fast-tracking everything from report writing and financial calculations to marketing and community interactions.

At the same time, it exposes councils to significant risks around data security, privacy and copyright, as well as ethical issues and potential damage to credibility and reputation.

By now there’s a good chance your staff are dabbling in ChatGPT, yet there’s no regulatory framework as governments at all levels scramble to catch up with such rapid technological changes.

In this session, local government credibility specialist Dr Neryl East will share what every council CEO needs to know about generative AI.

She’ll give you a snapshot of the breadth of tools already available (with more coming online every day) and the issues you need to be aware of right now as a local government leader.

You’ll take away:

  • A new awareness of key generative AI tools, well beyond ChatGPT
  • A deeper understanding of the benefits and risks of integrating generative AI into your Council’s key operations
  • Heightened appreciation of the governance requirements and your next steps
  • Specific examples and tips essential to your role as a local government CEO

Human and artificial cognition in education
Professor George Siemens

Director: Centre for Change and Complexity in Learning, UniSA

Professor George Siemens researches networks, analytics, and human and artificial cognition in education. He has delivered keynote addresses in more than 35 countries on the influence of technology and media on education, organisations, and society. His work has been profiled in provincial, national, and international newspapers (including NY Times), radio, and television and he has received numerous awards, including honorary doctorates from Universidad de San Martín de Porres and Fraser Valley University for his pioneering work in learning, technology, and networks.

He is Director at The Centre for Change and Complexity in Learning (C3L) at UniSA, focusing on the complex relationship between human and artificial cognition, how it changes society, knowledge processes, and teaching and learning.

Join us as Professor Siemens shares how the use of ChatGPT and other AI is shaping change in the academic and public sphere.

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Join your peers for an interactive session to identify, share and explore emerging issues  relevant to you in your role as a Council CEO in South Australia.

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