Paper Bytes #1: Meditations on AI

Join us for the first edition of Paper Bytes, our newly-launched reading group, where students of all levels meet monthly to discuss books and articles on various subjects in the tech landscape. This month, we’ll be exploring different perspectives on AI. Register now to be a part of the conversation and get access to the reading material, plus the chance to vote for next month’s theme! 📚

Jan 12, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

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Key Themes

Machine Learning

About this event

This winter, GDSC UoL is back with a new initiative: Paper Bytes is our newly-launched virtual reading group, open to students of all levels across the world! 📖🌐

Every month, we pick a book (or two) on a current ‘theme’ in the field of computer science and tech, including AI, human-computer interaction, game development, and more. Once the full month is up, we meet online to share our views on the reading, with the help of some icebreakers and general discussion questions led by our moderators to encourage a productive exchange of ideas.

The theme of our first session is Meditations on AI. We’re also running a special edition of the reading group this January, meaning that we’ve selected two short readings that form contrasting perspectives on the topic to see what kind of middle ground we can reach in our discussion. We’ll be working our way through the following:

  • Certain chapters of philosopher Nick Bostrom’s Superintelligence, which comes highly recommended by names like Derek Parfit and Sam Altman
  • Puntoni et al.’s Consumers and Artificial Intelligence, a highly nuanced research paper published in the Journal of Marketing.

📢 Within 24 hours of your registration, you’ll receive an onboarding email with the exact chapters and digital copies of the reading material, some helpful pointers to get the most out of being in this community, and exclusive benefits you can only claim as a member. Don't miss out on signing up (and remember to check your spam folder)!

Generally, this event is for you if you’re interested in:

  • Networking and socializing with other students with similar interests in tech and literature
  • Extending your knowledge on tech topics that you might have heard of, but not know that much about
  • Constructing, or learning to construct, evidence-based arguments in an inclusive and respectful space for intellectual discussion

Facilitators

  • Ophelia Lavey

    IT Lead GDSC

  • Kayleigh Kivits

    GDSC

    HR Assistant

Organizers

  • Jana Dragovic

    GDSC Lead

  • Cynthia Tang

    Team Advisor

  • Kayleigh Kivits

    HR Lead

  • Matheus Colombo

    IT Lead

  • Francis Kim

    University of London

    IT Lead

  • Mostafa Higazy

    Tech Instructor

  • Ophelia Lavey

    University of London

    IT Lead

  • Lentin Varghese

    Akamai Technologies

    Tech Instructor

  • Hamza Saeed

    Tech Instructor

  • Injila J.

    Social Media Manager

  • Ahmad-Tijani Bashorun

    Product & Web Design Lead

  • Maryam Shahzad

    HR Assistant

  • Danica Rachel Lim

    Graphics Designer

  • Rita Remoaldo

    HR Lead

  • Daria Nazarkina

    HR Lead

  • Chayanon Kitkana

    IT Lead

  • Moumita Mou

    HR Lead

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