Welcome to a brand new year and an exciting new chapter for the Austin Forum on Technology and Society!
As we begin this new year, we are filled with hope and anticipation for all that is to come. The Austin Forum has always been a place where passionate individuals can come together to discuss and explore the many ways technology shapes our world.
In the coming year, we have an incredible lineup of events, speakers, and discussions planned that we can't wait to share with you. From discussions on the latest advancements in artificial intelligence and cybersecurity, to conversations about the role of technology in social justice and equality, there is something for everyone at the Austin Forum.
But it's not just about the events and speakers - it's about the community. At the Austin Forum, individuals from all walks of life and all levels of expertise come together to learn, share, and grow. By fostering a sense of community and collaboration, we can make a real difference in shaping the future of technology.
So join us, won't you? Whether you're a seasoned tech expert or simply someone curious about technology's role in our world, we welcome you with open arms. Let's make this an exciting and meaningful year for the Austin Forum on Technology and Society.
The above was generated by ChatGPT as an experiment--because we, like you, are curious about technologies and want to understand how (well) they work so we can think about new uses and features. We asked it to "write a blog post to welcome people to an exciting new year for the Austin Forum on Technology and Society," and as you can see, it captures the flavor of the Austin Forum on Technology & Society very well. This is possible because the text required for understanding the Austin Forum is on the web and because it knows how to write in many styles and formats: news and articles, blog posts, poems, scripts, song lyrics, etc. ChatGPT is such an exciting technology that we restarted our Austin Forum Upload podcast for 2023 with an episode dedicated to ChatGPT (but discussed entirely by real humans :-)), coming out soon. Of course, the ChatGPT text above is not perfect: we're starting a new year but not a new chapter, and it doesn't (and can't) know about future topics that are in planning but are not yet posted. Still, it's pretty spot-on!
We are working on presentations, discussions, and meetups for a wide variety of topics in 2023, including AI, misinformation, multiverse/AR/VR, cybersecurity, EVs/AVs, climate tech, health tech, 3D printing and robotic manufacturing, IoT, consumer tech and gaming, tech for defense/national security, tech for money/finance, and much more. We will also increase our use of technologies in our events and content in 2023. We even hope to instrument the physical venue for the IoT presentation with a variety of sensors and to use a multiverse venue for that presentation event. And most importantly, we look forward to connecting with tech professionals, tech leaders, and retch enthusiasts throughout the year, which helps us all develop new collaborations, friendships, and opportunities.
We hope to see you online or in person often in 2023, including at the popular Tech Trends for 2023 (and Beyond) event on January 10. And now, we close this article with ChatGPT's words as well, this time as a haiku:
Tech talks fill the air
Austin Forum thrives
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