Champlain Township offering talk series on AI and its real-world implications

Par Antoine Messier
Champlain Township offering talk series on AI and its real-world implications
Fernando Real offre des conférences au sujet de l’intelligence artificielle, les cryptomonnaies et la réalité virtuelle à la bibliothèque Champlain. (Photo : Antoine Messier)

The Champlain Library is offering a series of talks on artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain, cryptocurrencies, and virtual and augmented reality with guest speaker Fernando Real.

“They’re technologies that are changing our lives, the same way the internet and phones changed people’s lives” said Real.

Fernando Real, a freelance graphic designer with studies in design and engineering living and working in Vankleek Hill, said he has worked on a number of virtual reality projects.

“I was close with the world of computers all my life” said Real.

The goal of the talks is to educate people on what AI, blockchain and cryptocurrencies, and extended realities are, how they work, and how they could affect reality in the future.

“The three subjects are related and that’s why I chose them. I always insist that everything is interconnected.”

The first talk on the subject of AI was held on January 31 at the Champlain library. During the talk, Real not only discussed how artificial intelligence works but also addressed questions many are asking such as “is AI going to take over people’s jobs?” and “is it dangerous?”.

The second conference will be about blockchain technologies and cryptocurrencies and the third will be on virtual and augmented reality.

“You ask a lot of people what the blockchain is and they don’t know,” said Real. “It’s going to change our economy, so it’s important to know what it is.”

The next two conferences will be held Wednesday, February 21 and Wednesday, March 20 from 6:30 to 8 PM at the Creative Center in Vankleek Hill. The talks are held in English.

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