I Prompt, Therefore I Am? Writing and Creativity in the Age of AI

Wed Oct 04 2023 at 07:30 pm to 09:00 pm

Singapore Book Council | Singapore

Singapore Book Council
Publisher/HostSingapore Book Council
I Prompt, Therefore I Am? Writing and Creativity in the Age of AI
An introduction to the opportunities and the threats posed by AI to writers and creators.
About this Event

When people think of risks associated with artificial intelligence (AI), Hollywood looms large. Movies have long conjured the worst case scenarios: from Hal refusing to open the pod bay doors in 2001, to a murderous Arnold Schwarzenegger travelling back through time. If there is a robot apocalypse, however, it is unlikely to resemble a Terminator movie. A more probable scenario is what we see off-screen in – ironically enough – the Writers Guild of America (WGA) strike.

Hollywood’s scriptwriters are protesting, in part, about the threat of jobs being replaced by ChatGPT or some other large language model (LLM). But is this just an effort to protect jobs from competition? Or does generative AI truly threaten the sustainability of the creative arts and the knowledge economy more generally?

Talk objectives:
  • Exploring AI's Creative Role: Examine the actual impact of generative AI, such as ChatGPT, on creative arts and the knowledge economy, distinguishing between legitimate concerns and unfounded fears.
  • Unpacking Job Disruption vs. Evolution: Differentiate between protecting traditional jobs from competition and embracing the evolution of creative roles within the context of AI's involvement.
  • Fostering Informed Dialogue: Equip participants with insights to engage in informed discussions about AI's role in reshaping creative industries, acknowledging both opportunities and challenges.

Programme Details:
Date: 4 October 2023, Wednesday
Time: 7.30 - 9.00 pm
Venue: SBC Training Room, Goodman Arts Centre,
Blk E, #03-32 (Directions below at FAQ section)
About trainer:

is David Marshall Professor and Vice Provost (Educational Innovation) at the National University of Singapore, where he is also the founding Dean of NUS College. He serves as Senior Director of AI Governance at AI Singapore and Editor of the Asian Journal of International Law.

Simon is the author or editor of more than twenty academic books, including We, the Robots? Regulating Artificial Intelligence and the Limits of the Law (CUP, 2021); One Nation Under Surveillance (OUP, 2011); You, the People (OUP, 2004); and Just War or Just Peace? (OUP, 2001). He has also written five novels including the Raising Arcadia trilogy and Artifice.


The programme can be cancelled or postponed two weeks before the programme date if the minimum number of participants is not met. Participants will be fully refunded for workshops cancelled by us.

Participants who are unable to attend a workshop they have registered for are to inform us of the reason two weeks before the workshop date. They will be fully refunded in the event of extenuating and mitigating circumstances (E.g. illness, bereavement, accidents) . Those who inform us up to 5 working days before the workshop date will receive a 50% refund. Those who did not turn up at the workshop will not receive a refund.

Upon registration, you are deemed to have read and understood the cancellation and withdrawal policy and accept the terms contained therein.


Event Venue & Nearby Stays

Singapore Book Council, Goodman Arts Centre, 90 Goodman Road, Block E, #03-32, Singapore, Singapore


SGD 15.00

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