Redefining the future of AI at a groundbreaking Vancouver conference

The Multiplatform AI Conference offers a unique opportunity to explore the potential benefits and drawbacks of AI through real-world case studies.

Get ready to delve into the world of AI at the highly anticipated Multiplatform AI Conference, set to take place on Sunday, May 28 at the Vancouver Playhouse. This exceptional event will bring together creative minds, tech innovators, and renowned concept artists to explore the future of AI.

The Multiplatform AI Conference will offer a unique opportunity to explore both the potential benefits and drawbacks of AI through real-world case studies and best practices. Attendees will engage in thought-provoking discussions surrounding the ethical implications of AI, its impact on humanity, and the regulations that govern its use.

Ticket holders can prepare to be inspired as distinguished guests share their experiences, insights, and perspectives. They can also participate in a live Q&A session with leading AI experts as they address burning questions and provide valuable insights.

One of the highlights of the conference will be a dynamic round-table, where participants will collaborate to develop mutually beneficial solutions for all stakeholders in the AI landscape. Gain invaluable knowledge on AI startup development, avoid common pitfalls, accelerate your progress, and establish a robust legal framework from the outset.

At the Multiplatform AI Conference you can witness AI's transformation, where innovation, creativity, and ethics take center stage with distinguished lineup of speakers:

Max Sills

General Counsel | MidjourneyMidjourney is a generative artificial intelligence program and service created and hosted by a San Francisco-based independent research lab that explores new mediums of thought and expands the human species' imaginative powers. Midjourney generates images from natural language descriptions, called “prompts”, similar to OpenAI’s DALL-E and Stable Diffusion. For now, the company uses a Discord Server with huge 15M+ members, making it the biggest Discord server in the world. Max is an ex-counsel at Block, and ex-general manager of the Crypto Open Patent Alliance. Prior to that, Max led Google’s open-source legal group for seven years.

Diya Wynn

Senior Practice Manager of Responsible AI, Emerging Technologies, and Intelligent Platforms | Amazon

At AWS, Diya Wynn created the customer-facing responsible-AI practice, and built a team of individuals with diverse backgrounds, including members of the LGBTQIA+ and differently-abled communities. She aims to bring responsible AI to AWS customers through a seven-pillar framework for inclusive AI use. After fielding a groundswell of customer questions, she realized there was room to build a customer-facing department to aid with the ethical development and implementation of AI practices. Diya Wynn is a lifelong technologist, starting in the third grade when she first expressed the desire for a career in engineering.

Janet Bannister

Founder and Managing Partner | Staircase Ventures

Founder | Kijiji

Board Member | Vector Institute, Communitech, Canvass Analytics, Clutch

Janet Bannister is the founder and managing partner of Staircase Ventures. Prior to launching the firm, Janet was a managing partner at Real Ventures, one of Canada’s largest and most active early-stage investors. Janet is co-chair of C100, and on the Boards of Communitech in Waterloo, Vector Institute in Toronto, and Ivey Business School. She is also a mentor at Creative Destruction Lab. In 2004, Janet launched and grew it to become one of the most visited websites in Canada. Janet has won numerous awards and recognition including Venture Capital Journal’s 2021 Women of Influence in Private Markets, Pitchbooks’ 2021 Female Founders and Investors to Know, and American Bankers’ 2019 Most Influential Women in Payments. Janet spent four years at eBay in Silicon Valley. She also founded and built a successful consulting business and was CEO at a venture-backed startup before joining Real Ventures.

Matthew Cunningham

Founder | Cunningham Concept Design

Matthew Cunningham, an American industrial designer, has a 20-year career bridging science fiction and reality across entertainment, automotive, aerospace, product, architecture, and urban planning. Renowned for his advanced vehicle design and brand futuring, he’s contributed to films by Steven Spielberg, Duncan Jones, and Jon M. Chu, designing vehicles and props for blockbusters including the Godzilla sequel, Star Trek: Picard, Aquaman, and The Suicide Squad. Collaborating with companies like Toyota Motor Corporation, he’s developed brand narratives and concept designs, significantly contributing to Volvo’s smart cities campaign. As a BMW-sponsored post-graduate student, his innovations influenced BMW’s electric ‘I’ program and Next 100 projects. A former board member of The Art Directors Guild, he teaches automotive design at Art Center College and lectures internationally on design.

Melissa Lee

President | Massive Black

For over 20 years, Melissa Lee has been the CEO of Massive Black, a multidisciplinary blue-sky creative studio specializing in IP and visual development, artistic R&D, and design in the entertainment and game industries. Since 2003, she’s been managing creative and business development processes at the studio, working with clients like Google, Amazon, Woven Planet (a subsidiary of Toyota), and DARPA (an agency of the U.S. Department of Defence). Over her career at Massive Black, Melissa has produced numerous international artist workshops attended by industry leaders, including Activision Blizzard, EA, Hasbro, Riot Games, and Weta Digital.

Here’s why you should not miss this event:

  • Expert knowledge: Gain invaluable insights from the world’s only experienced team specializing in generative AI.

  • Hands-on learning: Engage with real-life datasets to enhance your understanding of AI/ML model training.

  • Problem solving: Uncover unseen pitfalls in AI project development and learn strategies to prevent future disasters.

  • Ethical perspective: Participate in enlightening discussions about the ethical aspects of AI development and explore the human threat perspective.

  • Round-table consensus: Be part of a holistic round table discussion aimed at building an all-sides consensus on the future of AI.

  • Business intelligence: Stay ahead of the curve with the freshest business insights in the AI landscape.

  • Venture capital perspective: Understand what venture capitalists look for in AI startups, straight from the experts.

  • Interactive Q&A sessions: Have your burning questions addressed in our interactive Q&A sessions.

  • Networking opportunities: Connect with industry leaders, pioneers, and like-minded enthusiasts, fostering potential collaborations and partnerships.

  • Legal insights: Receive comprehensive legal guidance for planning your AI business, ensuring you’re well-prepared for any challenges.

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