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    Tuesday, December 05, 2023 at 11:30 AM · 1 rsvp

    LWV Oak Ridge Hosts "Artificial Intelligence Technology"

    Guest: Dr. Lynne Parker, PhD; Associate Vice Chancellor and Director of Artificial Intelligence Technology, UTK

    Topic: Artificial Intelligence is of critical importance to societies as the advancement of this technology has the ability for considerable good as well as considerable evil. AI is at a crossroads (much as atomic energy was after WWII) and we will need to determine its ultimate path 

    Dr. Lynne Parker’s bio:

    Dr. Parker is Associate Vice Chancellor and Director of the AI Tennessee Initiative at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK). For four years (2018-2022) she served various roles in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, including as Founding Director of the National Artificial Intelligence Initiative Office, Deputy Chief Technology Officer of the United States, and Assistant Director of Artificial Intelligence. At UTK, she previously served as Interim Dean of the Tickle College of Engineering (TCE), Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Engagement in TCE, and Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. She also previously served at NSF as Division Director of Information and Intelligent Systems. She spent several years at Oak Ridge National Laboratory as a Distinguished Research and Development Staff Member. She received her PhD in Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 

    Members and nonmembers are invited to attend, bring your own lunch or purchase lunch for a fee. Coffee and tea will be provided.

    December 5, 2023 | 11:30 am - 1:00 pm ET | Unitarian Universalist Church, 809 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge 37830

    Monday, December 11, 2023 at 07:00 PM

    NAMI Tennessee Webinar: Advocacy & Mental Health Services in East TN

    Join NAMI Tennessee as they host a webinar, "Advocacy: Mental Health Services in East Tennessee" that will allow attendees to learn how to write letters to lawmakers about a new state-run mental health hospital in Knoxville. The featured speaker is Alisa LaPolt, Director of Policy, Advocacy, and Communications for NAMI Tennessee. Click here to register.




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