AI on the Lot is back May 16th

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AI on the Lot May 16th

Join us at AI on the Lot, the premier summit where Hollywood's creative minds meet the innovators of AI technology. This event is set to revolutionize how we think about filmmaking and storytelling.

Scheduled for May 16th at the iconic LA Center Studios and Synapse VP stage in downtown LA, this event, sponsored by industry giants Dell and NVIDIA, promises to be a melting pot of ideas and innovations. From the writer's room to post-production and beyond, explore how AI is reshaping animation, VFX, and even entertainment business models. Don't miss this unique opportunity to witness the future of film and television, where independent filmmakers, studio executives, and AI tech leaders come together to redefine the boundaries of creativity and technology.

Get your early bird tickets now! The first 100 tickets are available for just $100 each. Act fast, as this event is expected to sell out quickly, just like last year!

Upcoming Events

LA Founders & Investors – 3/27 (Culver City)

Back by high demand, join us for an evening of connection and inspiration featuring a fireside chat with a local entrepreneur and investor. This event will occur in Culver City (the exact location provided upon RSVP).

BioSync AI Mixer – 3/28 (Atwater Village)

Venture into the cutting-edge crossroads of AI and Biotech at our BioSync AI Mixer! ​​Headlining the event is a Fireside Chat led by Jake Hostetler, Associate Director of Business Development at Emerald Cloud Lab.

The talk will be followed by an opportunity to connect, collaborate, and expand your network within a diverse community of enthusiasts, innovators, and industry leaders! 

Recap – AI and the Space Economy

AILA's Aerospace Group had a nominal and successful launch of its first event, AI and the Space Economy, on March 7th, 2024.

Adam Judelson of First Principles Catalyst presenting at AI and the Space Economy

The event took place in the stunning Gridspace meeting and events room at Gridspace Headquarters in downtown Los Angeles, attracting an enthusiastic and diverse crowd eager to listen to the speakers and connect with fellow space enthusiasts.

The evening began with a casual meet and greet, offering attendees the chance to mingle over drinks and bites. The event was anchored by insightful presentations from three industry experts: David Kalinske of ViVum Computing, Adam Judelson from First Principles Catalyst, and Anthony Scodary of Gridspace.

Audience members enjoying the speakers' presentations

Each expert shared their perspective on the integration of artificial intelligence (AI) in the aerospace sector. They covered a range of topics, from improving satellite communication efficiency to advances in Neuromorphic AI.

Recap – BioSync February Mixer

AI LA's recent event, in collaboration with Emerging LA and Skylar Consulting, dived into the intersections of AI, biotech, and synthetic data. Evan Tsang's opening talk on commercial scalability set the stage for a deep dive with Wim Kees Janssen into synthetic data's role in biotech and privacy concerns. They explored synthetic data's benefits for medical research, addressed technical and ethical challenges, and discussed regulatory landscapes.

AI Regulatory Roundup

Dhruva Krishna, Ethics & Responsible AI Ambassador

For today’s regulatory roundup, I’ll be talking about the EU Artificial Intelligence Act (“AI Act”). Yesterday, the AI Act passed with a strong majority, with a reported of 523 lawmakers in favor of the proposal and only 46 against The AI Act covers a wide range of applications and sectors, including categorizing AI via different risks categories, and potentially blanket banning on “unacceptable” AI uses. 

From a legal and regulatory perspective, the AI Act is a significant milestone. The AI Act is largely being touted as the world’s first major set of regulatory requirements for AI and is bound to have sweeping effects on industries and regulators globally. Most notably, the AI Act could have a significant influence on US AI regulations, which have generally taken a slower and more piecemeal approach.

Ultimately, the AI Act demonstrates the significant rise of regulatory decisions and legislation in the AI space. However, as AI continues to develop at an exponential pace, the conflict between regulatory scope and technological speed will only continue to rise.