Faculty, students, and staff from Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) will engage with the world of media, artificial intelligence, and technology at the upcoming Web Summit Qatar 2024, the world’s largest technology event, as part of a new institutional partnership.
The conference, taking place between February 26–29, 2024, is the first-of-its-kind in the region, connecting thousands of entrepreneurs, investors, organisations, and the next generations of leaders to discuss and shape the future of technology. Organisations partnering with Web Summit use the event as a platform to amplify their work, connect and forge meaningful connections with peers, and solve some of the most pressing issues in the field of technology, NU-Q said in a statement yesterday.
“NU-Q’s collaboration with Web Summit Qatar 2024 reflects our faculty's commitment to driving thought leadership in the dynamic intersection of media and technology,” said Marwan M. Kraidy, dean and CEO of NU-Q.
“This partnership leverages our outstanding faculty’s expertise to tackle pressing societal issues head-on while advancing meaningful knowledge exchange and impactful innovation.”
As part of the partnership, NU-Q will host Transformative AI: Human-AI Interaction in the Evolving Media Landscape, a masterclass led by Venus Jin, professor and associate dean for education, focusing on the transformative potential of artificial intelligence in media.
Professor Spencer Striker will present his research on his award-winning digital learning series "History of Adventures," exploring the evolution of digital storytelling within contemporary digital media landscapes, the statement added.
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