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14 March 2024, “Will Opening AI destroy Open Source Software?”, Talk, The DEVOPS Conference – Global, London

Amanda will draw on OpenUK’s recent research and report on AI (to be published early 2024) and the discussions at State of Open Con 24 in early February, to bring the most current thinking to the audience in a cohesive way as she considers the risk of Open in AI and the risk AI poses […]

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Future of AI Summit 2023, Panel, “In Conversation: The AI Divide – Will data inequality destroy healthy competition?”, London

In conversation: The AI Divide – Will data inequality destroy healthy competition? (16 Nov 2023) Generating AI’s game-changing future products and services requires large quantities of data, which may create a market problem. How do smaller companies that can’t afford big data sets compete? Are there cheaper ways to develop large language models (LLMs)? Amanda

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7 Nov 2023, ODI Summit 2023, Panel Chair, “Navigating Ownership Rights: The Challenges of Gen AI”, Online

A panel discussion – exploring the issue of derivative works, IP, copyright, licensing etc. across multiple sectors, including the arts and wider creative industries, the geospatial world, architecture, academia, music and a host of others. Creative industries are especially concerned with developments in gen AI – but they are not the only ones thinking about

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2 Nov 2023, AI Fringe, Fireside Chat, “Striking the balance: Open Source in AI”, London

Striking the balance: Open Source in AIThis fireside chat will explore the intricate interplay between open-source development and generative AI. The conversation, between experts from GitHub and OpenUK, will look at the impact open-source has had on accelerating the pace of generative AI research, the benefits and risks of open-source generative AI models, and what

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31 Oct 2023, Women In Tech Festival, Talk, “Changing the face of the UK Tech”, London

Despite efforts to increase diversity and inclusivity, women are still underrepresented in the tech workforce – particularly in leadership roles. Not only does that contribute to homogenous thought at top levels, it limits the role models available to inspire and support the next generation of female leaders.The Women in Tech Festival 2023 is a celebration of the

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