Vanderbilt’s Women in Computing organization hosting one-day conference on artificial intelligence

Vanderbilt University’s Women in Computing (ACM-W) student organization is hosting a one-day conference on April 8, focusing on artificial intelligence. The event is open to everyone and will take place on April 8, 2023, from 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Featheringill Hall auditorium.

Attendees will have the opportunity to interact with the brightest minds in the industry and participate in keynote speeches and thinking sessions throughout the day that focus on the impact of AI on various industries. There will be breaks between sessions when snacks will be provided, and a catered lunch will be served in the middle of the event. The conference will conclude with a networking session accompanied by a raffle. Attendees will also receive free t-shirts at the beginning of the event.

The featured speakers include Dr. Jules White, Computer Science Dean of Strategic Learning Programs, who recently spoke at the Data Science Institute’s AI Revolutions Symposium on March 28. Dr. White will give a talk entitled “ChatGPT – Why it Matters and Why Everyone will Learn Prompt Engineering.”

Dr. White will be joined by several other speakers, including keynote speaker Dr. Prashant Natarajan, Senior Director & Product Maker at, who will give a speech entitled “‘You #^*%g5!!!’ To I, Chatbot: How AI is Revolutionizing Conversational Experiences.” In his speech, Dr. Natarajan will examine the recent history of chatbots, agent assistants, and conversational AI and why recent advances in AI will create brand new and fulfilling experiences for individuals and machines. Natarajan will also examine global advances in applied data science, machine & deep learning, and the new waves of generative AI applications.

The event will also feature Meiyi Ma, associate professor at Vanderbilt University, who will speak on “Towards Verified AI for Smart Cities,” and GS Jackson, a seasoned technologist and teacher, who will discuss “Does A.I. become more ‘human’ if it’s a gender?”

Registration is free and open to everyone of all backgrounds. Enthusiasts and beginners are welcome to attend, and there will be free swag. Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to learn more about emerging technologies and interact with professionals in the field. Interested individuals can register through this link.

A full schedule of the event can be seen below.