Alaska Small Business Development Center

Alaska SBDC Summit: Exploring Artificial Intelligence on March 4 in Anchorage

February 1, 2024

On March 4, at the Hotel Captain Cook in Anchorage, AK, the Alaska Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will host the SBDC Summit: Exploring Artificial Intelligence, which promises to shape the future of business and innovation in the Last Frontier.

Join us as we bring together small business owners, educators, innovators, artists, and dedicated economic development leaders to dive into the implications of artificial intelligence in our business, culture, education, and government.

At the Summit, you’ll have the opportunity to gain valuable insights into how to effectively use AI to drive innovation, boost efficiency and productivity, and stay ahead of the curve in today’s rapidly changing technological landscape.

In addition to AI’s technical aspects, we’ll discuss its implications for Alaska’s future and explore the ethical considerations that come with this powerful technology. Join us for a thought-provoking conversation about the future of AI and its place in our rapidly changing world.

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Summit attendees will elevate their understanding of AI and its impact across four summit tracks as we:

  • Connect Alaskans with AI opportunities: Learn the basics of existing AI technologies and see real-world examples of businesses using them across skill levels
  • Discover how AI can help address Alaska’s challenges: Alaska’s unique challenges require us to do more with less. But with the help of AI, we can overcome these obstacles and achieve greater productivity despite a shrinking labor force, negative population growth, and increased living costs
  • Navigate Ethical Challenges: Explore responsible AI use, its ethical considerations, and Alaska’s need to be represented in technology shaping the world

SBDC Summit Tracks:

  • Business Track will provide valuable information on harnessing the power of AI-driven data analytics tools. Small businesses can better understand customer behavior, identify market trends, and streamline operations by unlocking a world of insights. These tools can empower small businesses to make informed decisions that drive success.
  • Culture Track will explore how AI can help preserve the diversity of cultural heritage. By harnessing technologies, Alaska can protect and share precious artifacts, texts, and languages that might otherwise be lost. Imagine the potential of virtual reality experiences that allow us to explore and interact with cultural histories in ways that inspire empathy and understanding.
  • Education Track will discuss how AI-powered educators can enhance K-12 education without sacrificing the invaluable human connection and experiential learning. By exploring the possibilities and limitations of AI in education, we can apply ways to enrich the learning experience and create a future where Alaska’s students are equipped with the tools needed to succeed.
  • Government Track will highlight the transformative potential of AI in national security and defense applications. By harnessing the power of advanced AI technologies, decision-making capabilities can be enhanced, situational awareness can be improved, and critical infrastructure can be better protected.

Before the Summit, we’d love your thoughts on using or the future of AI.

Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to spend a day exploring AI’s impact, possibilities, and implications in Alaska. You can register now for the Alaska SBDC Summit on March 4 at the Hotel Captain Cook. Together, let’s unlock the potential of AI and shape a future where Alaska takes center stage in the realm of innovation and prosperity.

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