Seminole State College Speaker Series

The 2023-2024 academic year Speaker Series events will focus on Artificial Intelligence.

All events are free and open to the public. To request accessibility accommodations, please email Disability Support Services

The views expressed by these speakers are their own and do not necessarily represent the views of Seminole State College of Florida, its Board of Trustees, employees, students, alumni or partners.

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Seminole State's Speaker Series is co-sponsored by Addition Financial. For more information, please call 407.708.2776. You can also view a list of previous speakers at Seminole State

Karl Lillrud, AI and eCommerce Expert

AI and eCommerce expert Karl Lillrud
Karl Lillrud
  • When: Tuesday, Jan. 30, at 5 p.m.
  • Where: Sanford/Lake Mary Campus Building C or watch live via streaming video  
  • Topic: AI and our minds of the future

AI is changing things around us, making us smarter in new ways. In school, we learn that cheating is wrong, but in the real world, AI helps us find smart shortcuts to make work easier and more effective.

We'll talk about how AI fits into our daily lives and how it can help you from school to your future jobs. AI isn't just about serious stuff; it can also spark new ideas and help you be more creative and untangle complex situations and blockers.

But AI isn't perfect. We'll look at some mistakes AI can make, like getting math wrong, hallucinations, and why it's important for people to keep an eye on it. Finally, we'll see how AI can make everyday tasks quicker and smoother, helping everyone get more done with less stress.

Join us for a friendly chat about AI, where we'll make these big ideas easy to understand and show you how AI can be a helpful part of your life and future.

The presentation will conclude with a Q&A period. A reception will immediately follow the presentation. 

Dan Turchin, CEO and Founder of PeopleReign,
the leading AI platform for IT and HR employee service automation

Dan Turchin
Dan Turchin
  • When: Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2023, at 5 p.m.
  • Where: Sanford/Lake Mary Campus Building C or watch live via streaming video 
  • Topic: Artificial intelligence (AI) and how it's redefining the nature of work 

Work will change more in the next three years than it has in the past 300. New technologies like ChatGPT are redefining how humans and machines interact. Your colleague will soon be a bot. Your car will drive itself. You’ll live to be 110. Attend this talk and leave with insights about the state of generative AI and how it's redefining the nature of work.
Questions we’ll explore include:

  • What will we do when automation gives us back an hour a day?
  • What could go wrong with AI and how can we prevent it from happening? 
  • Where do we need machines… and where do they need us?
  • What skills are future-proof and how can new graduates take advantage of labor market trends?