We are delighted to invite you to our upcoming WST event this October 26 from 2pm – 3:30pm on campus. The event format is an open roundtable discussion with the ever popular social and networking event in advance from 1pm -2pm with lunch provided. Booking is available here through Infohub
The WST October Roundtable is an internal UCD roundtable on Disruptive Technology, specifically AI, (with ChatGPT being the shorthand to refer to this) and the potential impact of its use by professional staff in their day-to-day work and future implications.
The intent of the roundtable is to have an open discussion by pertinent members of staff from different areas of responsibility that are being impacted by the arrival of ChatGPT in our workplace. As a University, the focus in most conversations is primarily on the student and academic use of ChatGPT as a tool but the implications for professional staff are also significant and we can benefit from teasing these ideas out in an internal discussion.
With the reality that AI is already here and in use in varying degrees around the University, what does this mean for our jobs both day-to-day and in the future; what are considerations we should aware of, what skills requirements might be necessary and what might those changes mean in the near future; how might we be impacted in our future opportunities and what does this mean for the future of our organisation?
We will also be taking questions from our audience on the day to add an opportunity to voice perspectives and considerations that may not have been considered in the scope of the questions. If you have anything you would like to share that you think would be relevant or of value to the discussion please get in touch with us at this address: firstname.lastname@example.org
The purpose of the roundtable is not to reach a conclusion or agreement on how to proceed but simply to have an informed discussion to examine our own thinking on the subject as an organisation.
We are delighted to have the involvement of Tristan Aiken, Chief People Officer and Director of SIRC, Legal Services & Transformation as the moderator of the discussion and he along with our other participants will approach the topic, from their different areas of expertise and managerial perspectives but also as members of the community cognizant of the strategic priorities of the University.
The panel members are:
- Marcellina Fogarty, Senior Equality Diversity and Inclusion Manager, Human Resources (HR)
- Mark Lande, Director of Enterprise Applications, IT Services – Enterprise Applications Group
- Dr. Neil Hurley, Associate Professor, Head Of School, School of Computer Science
- Arlene Healy, Director of Collections and Digital Services, UCD Library
- Phillip Quinlan, Head of Operational Innovation, UCD Innovation Academy
This event will be an in person event with a networking opportunity for attendees in advance of the session.
Moderator: Tristan Aitken
Roundtable participants: Marcellina Fogarty, Mark Lande, Dr. Neil Hurley, Arlene Healy, & Phillip Quinlan
Date: Thursday October 26 2023
Time: 2pm – 3:30pm
(Optional Networking event & lunch for all attendees at 1pm)
Location: The Confucius Institute for Ireland, UCD
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We are inviting questions to guide the conversation and contributions about the impact of AI on our work from across UCD. If you would like to be involved in shaping the discussion please get in touch at email@example.com