Event Details


DATE: June 15,2023
TIME: 6:00 – 8:30 PM
LOCATION: Nitro N (Amazon building), 2250 7th Ave, Seattle, WA 98121

On behalf of Cornell Alumni Club of Western Washington, we are delighted to extend a cordial invitation to you to join an enriching panel discussion on the theme, “The Impact of ChatGPT on the World”. The event is scheduled for 6:00 PM, Thursday, June 15th at Nitro North (Amazon Building). This exclusive forum, primarily intended for Cornell Alumni, aims to delve into the profound effects of OpenAI’s language model, ChatGPT, on various aspects of our society. As a technology that has drawn worldwide attention, it is essential to discuss its implications, opportunities, and challenges in a global context. The panel will explore a range of subjects, including:

1. Impact on Jobs: We will examine the influence and impact of AI on jobs and how it’s shaping the future of work.
2. Productivity Enhancement: We will analyze how AI can assist in diverse sectors, enhancing efficiency and productivity.
3. Envisioning the Future: The broader implications of AI on our world will be discussed, with insights into how it might shape societal norms and values.
4. Entrepreneurship: Is this an iPhone moment? Will there be a boom in apps and services around this ecosystem.

We are planning to have 4 esteemed panel guests, each a leader in their respective domains, contributing to this discussion.
Our panelists:

1. Ian Wilson, VP HR at Amazon
2. Vu Ha, Chief Technology Officer, Allen Institute of Artificial Intelligence Incubator
3. Kirby Winfield, General Partner – Ascend VC
4. James Newell, Managing Director – Voyager Capital

The diversity of our panel guarantees a comprehensive exploration of the topic from multiple perspectives, promising a rich and nuanced conversation. The panel discussion will be followed by a Q&A session, where attendees will have the opportunity to interact with our distinguished panelists. Please join us as we have a candid discussion with thought leaders in this space.

Note: If you are non-Amazonian, please reach the venue 15 minutes before the start time. We will be bringing people up to the event room in batches as Amazon does not allow guests to come into the office without a host from Amazon.

For event questions, please ask Ankit Dhawan
For registration questions, please ask Cecilia Reyes.