Vancouver TALK #21: Generative AI – Opportunities and Challenges

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Speaker: Dr. Abhijit Sen, Professor of Computing Science and Information Technology Kwantlen Polytechnic University, BC, Canada

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  • Date: 20 Jan 2024
  • Time: 09:45 AM to 11:00 AM
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This presentation is designed for both technical enthusiasts and professionals from diverse backgrounds. We will explore the opportunities offered by Generative AI and the challenges it poses. From its role in revolutionizing creativity and content generation to various business applications, this session will provide insights accessible to all. Whether you are already familiar with the technical aspects or approaching Generative AI for the first time, this presentation aims to demystify the topic. Join us to understand the transformative impact of Generative AI and participate in a Q&A session to address your inquiries about the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead.


Dr. Abhijit Sen is currently Professor of Computing Science and Information Technology at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, BC, Canada. He holds a PhD. from McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada and Master of Science degree from University of California, Berkeley, USA, and B.Tech in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India. He has over 30 years of academic and administrative experience having worked in organizations such as Canadian Aviation Electronics, Montreal, Canada, Microtel Pacific Research, Burnaby, Canada. He also worked as a consultant to Canada Post, Montreal, and InfoElectonics, Montréal, Canada. He served as a chair of the department for over 14 years. He has also been a visiting professor at Waikato University, Hamilton, New Zealand, and University of Applied Sciences, Munich, Germany, Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC), India, North China Institute of Aerospace Engineering, China, and Technical University of Applied Sciences, Regensburg, Germany. He has been keynote speaker in several international conferences and served as reviewers and technical committee members in number of international conferences. He also served as external examiners for PhD theses for several universities. His current research interests are in the areas of Wireless Networking and Security, Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), Computing Education and Teaching Methodologies, Distributed Systems and Databases, DevOps, and Artificial Intelligence. He is the recipient of Distinguished Teaching Award of Kwantlen Polytechnic University, BC, Canada. He is a Life Member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineer (IEEE). He served on the Executive Committee of IEEE, Vancouver Chapter.

Address:Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


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