AI Revolution: Informing Public Decision Making

How will AI shape our world and what must be done to regulate its use? We’ve invited experts to share their thoughts with you.

Artificial Intelligence – AI – is poised to make our jobs easier, augment what we do, and, perhaps inevitably, take over our jobs. AI is creating art (see our event graphic!), contributing to scientific discovery and medical advancements, composing narratives and poetry, beating us at chess, and polarizing our politics. ChatGPT and Bard are helping us to do our jobs more efficiently and AI capabilities are augmenting our ability to do research and provide personalized health care. What is the extent of this powerful tool and how are leaders in policy-making, R&D, law, and social justice grappling with this rapidly evolving technology? We’ve assembled a panel of experts to discuss this topic and engage with you on the issues and possibilities of AI.

Join us at 1871, the innovation hub, on November 9th to hear from these experts and ask your own questions. A reception with light hors d’oeuvres will follow the discussion and we invite you to stay to meet our speakers and continue the conversation. We can’t wait to learn with you!

Event Details

Date & Time: Thursday, November 9th, 2023 from 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

6:30 pm – Introductions and welcome
6:40 pm – Panel discussion with moderator
7:35 pm – Q&A with the audience
8 – 8:30 pm – Reception

Location: 1871, West Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL, USA

This event will be livestreamed on our:

YouTube Channel, C2ST TV


Please visit Getting to 1871 for help with transportation and navigating to the venue. For easy access, guests should enter through the Orleans entrance on the west side of the Merchandise Mart and take those elevators to the 12th floor. Additionally, any elevators in the Merchandise Mart that access the 12th floor will also work.


Reserve discounted parking steps from the Merchandise Mart with SpotHero. Download the SpotHero iPhone|Android App or visit the SpotHero Website to book your spot in advance! Use code 1871 for an extra $5 off! There is also discounted parking at the 210 N. Wells, 401 N. Wells, and 437 N. Orleans Self-Park Garages for 1871 tenants and guests!

Fee: Free

Age Range: High school and up, but all are welcome.

C2ST will work with our partners to ensure that COVID protocols put in place by the CDC, and the city at large, are followed and well-communicated.

C2ST is dedicated to providing a professional and inclusive environment for everyone, regardless of gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, or religion. Please be respectful of diversity in individuals and in cultures at our events.

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