Schedule

Virtual Schedule

9:00 AM - 9:50 AM: Keynote: HumAIn: Empowering Inclusion with Technology with Noelle Silver Russell - In this session, we will discuss real, tangible ways we use artificial intelligence every day to improve businesses and the world. We will walk through what it takes to build solutions that serve more people by creating inclusive teams that are empathetic and courageous. We will also cover the implications of building AI solutions that augment human ingenuity in business, making employees and customers happier.

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM: Breakout room student discussions


10:45 AM - 11:55 AM: AI in Your Neighborhood: Crime-Prevention, Privacy and Justice with Renee Cummings - Following a lighting talk by Renee Cummings, Noelle Sliver Russell will join Renee on state for a fireside chat-style interview about current applications of AI to prevent crime or improve safety in communities. The conversation will cover ethical considerations including the impact of AI applications on privacy, perceptions of safety and the role of data bias. At the end of the interview, students will have the opportunity to ask questions via Slido, an interactive engagement tool (a link will be provided in the zoom chat).

11:55 PM - 12:50 PM: Lunch Break

12:50 PM - 1:20 PM: AI in the Exam Room: Corporations and Government Have Your DNA with Charlotte Dungan - At birth, your blood was taken and now resides in government databases for criminal searches. When people sign up for DNA information on popular commercial websites, they give information to a corporation that can be sold or used in ways the person never intended. In doctor's offices, AI tools are recording your visit. How can we protect our bodily data? What is modern science doing with AI that may unlock cures for devastating diseases?

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM: Hands On: Tools for Creating with AI Tech (and Ethical Considerations) with Charlotte Dungan - In this session, we will demonstrate and use AI technologies that are free and available for students. We will discuss ethical issues of creating with algorithms before playing with art, music and writing tools that are changing the future of work. Expect to try at least 6 technologies!

2:30 PM - 2:40 PM : Break

2:40 - 3:15: Plenary: What's Next? - Noelle, along with Renee and Charlotte, will each share their personal story of how they got into tech and then share a final reflection of what the day reveled about what is to come for students and the future of work, how to engage with ethics in their use of design of future technology

Educators Guide: Pre-conference Materials - Download this guide for classroom standards alignment, a full conference agenda, and activities to prepare students for the conference.

Conference Day Guide - Download this guide to lead students through the days activities.

In-person Facilitator Guide - Designed to guide facilitators through the breakout sessions.

In-Person Schedule

8:30 AM - 8:55 AM: Check-in / Arrival: Please pick up a folder and name tag from the ETC lobby. After check-in, please sit in the auditorium in the row of your assigned Group Number (1 - 10). This number can be found on your folder and name tag.

9:00 AM - 9:50 AM: Keynote: HumAIn: Empowering Inclusion with Technology with Noelle Silver Russell - In this session, we will discuss real, tangible ways we use artificial intelligence every day to improve businesses and the world. We will walk through what it takes to build solutions that serve more people by creating inclusive teams that are empathetic and courageous. We will also cover the implications of building AI solutions that augment human ingenuity in business, making employees and customers happier. ETC Auditorium.

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM: Student collaboration session in various classrooms. Please follow the schedule below based on your Group Number (1 - 10). An NCSSM adult will guide you as a group to a classroom.

  • ETC 227 (Student group 1)

  • ETC 223 (Student group 2)

  • Bryan 236 (Student group 3)

  • Lecture Hall (Student group 4)

  • Music Wing (Student group 5)

  • Bryan 235 (Student group 6)

  • Bryan 237 (Student group 7)

  • Bryan 335 (Student group 8)

  • Bryan 337 (Student group 9)

  • Bryan 336 (Student group 10)

10:30 AM - 10:45 AM: Break, an NCSSM adult will guide you as a group back to the auditorium. Please enjoy snacks in the ETC lobby. Please no food in the auditorium.

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM: 10:45 AM - 11:55 AM: AI in Your Neighborhood: Crime-Prevention, Privacy and Justice with Renee Cummings - Following a lighting talk by Renee Cummings, Noelle Sliver Russell will join Renee on state for a fireside chat-style interview about current applications of AI to prevent crime or improve safety in communities. The conversation will cover ethical considerations including the impact of AI applications on privacy, perceptions of safety and the role of data bias. At the end of the interview, students will have the opportunity to ask questions via Slido, an interactive engagement tool. Note: please sit in the assigned Group number row (1 - 10) found on your folder and name tag in the ETC Auditorium

11:55 PM - 12:40 PM: Lunch Break (Gym). An NCSSM adult will guide you back to the ETC Auditorium after lunch.

12:50 PM - 1:20 PM: 12:50 PM - 1:20 PM: AI in the Exam Room: Corporations and Government Have Your DNA with Charlotte Dungan - At birth, your blood was taken and now resides in government databases for criminal searches. When people sign up for DNA information on popular commercial websites, they give information to a corporation that can be sold or used in ways the person never intended. In doctor's offices, AI tools are recording your visit. How can we protect our bodily data? What is modern science doing with AI that may unlock cures for devastating diseases? Note: students should now sit in the rows based on assigned Group Color (Blue, Yellow, White, Pink, or Green). Please check your folder or name tag to see which color group you are in.

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM: Students break out to sessions in various classrooms guided by an NCSSM adult.

  • Breakout Session #1 (Student Group Blue) - Stay in Auditorium.

Hands On: Tools for Creating with AI Tech (and Ethical Considerations) with Charlotte Dungan:

In this session, we will demonstrate and use AI technologies that are free and available for students. We will discuss ethical issues of creating with algorithms before playing with art, music and writing tools that are changing the future of work. Expect to try at least 6 technologies!

  • Breakout Session #2 (Student Group Pink) - Betabox, outside ETC lobby

Ethics of Self-Driving Cars with Betabox:

With technology advancing every day, what considerations should be taken into account when humans and automated tech, such as self-driving vehicles or drones, interact with each other? In this session, participants are invited to ponder and debate ethical dilemmas regarding current automotive development. Participants will also have the opportunity to drive a robot car and fly a drone. Philosophy meets applied science in this Betabox live experience!

  • Breakout Session #3 (Student Group Green) - Lecture Hall with moderators: Patricia Hilliard & Siani-Simone, and panelists: Linda Bernard, Alan Borntrager, Melissa Malpica, Tony Thornton, and Mekka Williams

Real Talk About Tech Pathways with Moderators Dr. Patricia Hilliard and Siani-Simone Ammons, NCSSM ‘23 and a panel of NC high-tech professionals: Ever wondered what it really means to be in a high-tech career? Can your love for humanities enhance your job as a web developer, software engineer, or game designer? Why are there so few women in the tech industry and what are we doing to change that? Is college your only option? Join us for a lively, down-to-earth discussion with five local industry professionals from companies like Dell Technologies, NetApp and T3 Transition to Tech who will dispel a few myths and give you the real deal on what it takes to be successful in tech.

  • Breakout Session #4 (Student Group Yellow) - Music Room

AI for Good: Examples of Ethical and Responsible AI in Real-Life Scenarios with Noelle Silver Russell:

In this session, we will review several examples where artificial intelligence was used to create a positive outcome for humanity. These examples will include those solutions that leveraged ethical AI principles and took responsibility for the outcomes their solutions generated.

  • Breakout Session #5 (Student Group White) - Woolworth Room

Ethical Considerations when Using AI in Criminal Justice with Renee Cummings:

In this session we will discuss the ethical considerations of using AI technologies in preventing and solving crime. Participants will engage with current, real-life scenarios of the criminal justice system deploying technologies and the design issues that create ethical concerns that need to be addressed.

An NCSSM adult will guide groups back to the auditorium after sessions have concluded.

2:40 PM - 3:15 PM: Plenary: What's Next? Noelle, along with Renee and Charlotte, will each share their personal story of how they got into tech and then share a final reflection of what the day revealed about what is to come for students and the future of work, how to engage with ethics in their use and design of future tech. ETC Auditorium.

3:15 - 3:30 PM: Dismissal