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🏝️ Cerebral Beach Launch Party (and more summer events!)

We are thrilled to introduce Cerebral Beach, AI LA’s newest initiative aimed at connecting the tech communities of greater LA and Southern California through active lifestyle events.

Hey friends! 👋

Today, our ED Todd Terrazas, spoke on a panel with the Center of Nonprofit Management, Microsoft, and Employ California about the importance of AI Literacy and how nonprofits can use GenAI to be more effective in grant writing and managing their organizations.

New Co-Chairs of the Health & Equity Committee

Kevinn, Todd, and Sucheta at a BioSync event at LARTA Institute

We are proud to announce Kevinn Harris and Sucheta Kadaba as the new co-chairs of the Health & Equity Committee. Our focus remains steadfast on leveraging AI and blockchain technologies to enhance healthcare outcomes and increase accessibility for marginalized and underserved communities. We want to expand our team with dedicated professionals who share our passion for driving meaningful change in healthcare.

If you're interested in making a difference and joining our efforts, please reach out to discuss how you can contribute.

Cerebral Beach: Active Lifestyle Activities

We are thrilled to introduce Cerebral Beach, AI LA’s newest initiative, which aims to connect the tech communities of greater LA and Southern California through active lifestyle events.

📽️ credit: Matthew Wenhardt

Mark your calendars for July 5th and join us in Playa Del Rey for our inaugural event—a free beach party and volleyball tournament. This relaxed and enjoyable setting is perfect for meeting fellow tech enthusiasts. You’ll have the chance to network in a casual atmosphere, enjoy some sunshine, and hang out with like-minded individuals.

Bring your friends, meet new people, and enjoy a day filled with fun and conversations. Whether you’re looking to make new professional connections or just unwind, this event will be an excellent way to enjoy a day at the beach while immersing yourself in our vibrant LA tech scene. We look forward to seeing you there for a memorable day of community and connection.

Here's the latest in the AI LA Community:

Upcoming Events

AI LA Responsible AI Symposium – 6/20 (Playa Vista)

​Set for June 20th, AI LA’s 7th Annual Responsible AI Symposium will navigate the ethical frontiers of artificial intelligence amid a pivotal US election year.

The symposium is a call to action, aiming to define key principles and goals for the responsible development and deployment of AI. It is a collaborative platform for imperative conversations on democracy, and the need to confront misinformation, fortify the voting processes, and ensure election integrity.

The event will feature:
- A keynote speech by Safiya Noble, Ph.D., author of "Algorithms of Oppression".
- A virtual address by Congressman Ted Lieu from California's 36th District.
- Two in-depth panels discussing Responsible AI Development and AI’s Role in Elections.

Be part of the conversation shaping the ethical framework guiding AI's impact on society.

Use code AILA for 50% off the all-access ticket price. Student tickets are $10.

Future of Work (6/27) and Creativity (6/28)

AI-First Future of Work - Happy Hour Panel w/ Kindo & Riot Ventures

Future of Creativity - AI x Web3 w/ Lightspeed Faction

Join AI LA and Emerging LA for two events focused on the future of work and creativity in an evolving technological landscape.

Future of Creativity - AI x Web3 w/ Lightspeed Faction
Hear how emerging technologies will shape the future of creativity and the media industry, especially regarding content creation, IP, royalties, and ownership.

AI-First Future of Work - Happy Hour Panel w/ Kindo & Riot Ventures

Hear how AI will advance the future of work, especially regarding data privacy and cybersecurity.

Join the LA Responsible AI Reading Group!

Are you passionate about artificial intelligence and its impact on society?

Come and explore the rapidly evolving field of Responsible AI with other fellow AI LA community members in the Los Angeles area. The reading group aims to keep members informed of the latest research papers, in-depth articles, and significant news items surrounding the ethical development and deployment of AI technologies.

What We Do:
The group offers a forum for regular thought-provoking discussions, both IRL and virtually, along with real-time dialogue on Discord. We provide regular email updates to keep all members informed and engaged. Members collectively explore AI ethics to foster an understanding supporting responsible AI technology practices.

Who Should Join:
The reading group is open to anyone interested in the ethical aspects of AI, including academics, industry professionals, students, and anyone curious about the technology’s broader implications.

Get Involved:
Those interested in joining or contributing to the formation of the group’s agenda are encouraged to fill out our sign up form and join our Discord server. This is a great opportunity to join a collective effort to navigate the complexities of Responsible AI together.

LA GenAI Meetup – 7/8 (Pasadena)

Returning in July: Join us for a casual evening AI meetup in the heart of Pasadena! This friendly get-together is the perfect opportunity for GenAI enthusiasts, hobbyists, experts, and newcomers alike to connect, share insights, and learn from each other in an informal setting.