AI Summit set for May 30 at BRCC Flat Rock

Press release from Land of Sky Regional Council:

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is one of the latest buzz words and everyone is curious about what AI is and how it will change our personal and professional lives.

Mountain Area Workforce Development Board in collaboration with Land of Sky Regional Council, Blue Ridge Community College, A-B Technical Community College, University of North Carolina at Asheville (UNCA), Western Carolina University (WCU), and the Carolina Cyber Center invite you to attend the A.I. Summit: Reaching New Heights with AI on May 30, 2024, 9:30 am – 4:00 pm at the Blue Ridge Conference Hall, Blue Ridge Community College, East Campus Drive, Flat Rock, NC 28731.

The event will combine presentations from subject matter experts along with panel discussions to educate attendees on how AI is being used in their social lives, at work in a professional capacity, and by individuals in the education sector.  After the day of learning, there will be a networking event at Trailside Brewing (in Hendersonville) coordinated by Meet the Geeks and the Asheville Digital Nomads.

This Summit is the second AI event hosted by the Mountain Area Workforce Board.  The planning team developed a student contest to create the name and graphic for the Summit. There were two basic requirements for the contest: 1) you must be a student, and 2) you must use AI to create your work.

The Summit welcomes Jeff Crume back to Asheville for a discussion on how AI is being used in adversarial positions.  Jeff Bannister will address how communities can use AI to improve the lives of their citizens and promote economic growth.  Kristi Nickodem concludes the keynotes with government and policy notes on where and how we may need to apply governance on tools, use, and scope of AI in the greater world.

We proudly announce registration is open for the A.I. Summit: Reaching New Heights with AI.  You can register for the Summit here via Eventbrite.  $30 registration which includes lunch and $20 for current students. for the student registration code.

You can see the full agenda with speaker bios at

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