Hello from Singapore and beyond! We are excited to share with you a quick recap of the second day of Wikimania 2023 and a preview of what to expect for day three.
AI is on the minds and microprocessors of many right now. The panel discussion, “ChatGPT vs. WikiGPT: Challenges and Opportunities in harnessing generative AI for Wikimedia Projects” saw people from diverse backgrounds discuss the future of Wikimedia projects in the time of generative AI. Shani Evenstein-Sigalov facilitated a panel including Jimmy Wales, Andrew Lih, Netha Hussain, and Galder Gonzalez. You can watch the recording on YouTube.
Here’s what panelist Andrew Lih had to say about AI:
We also saw our first bit of media coverage in Malay of the Wikimedian of the Year with special guests Wikimedian of the Year Taufik Rosman and Eugene Ormandy, Newcomer of the Year. Watch the interview broadcast:
And look at some of these great photos from the second day:
Reminder: if you want to catch any recorded sessions again, you can find them on YouTube. Edited versions will be available after the event on Wikimedia Commons.
There is still more to come! The full event schedule is on eventyay. Here are some sessions on Friday that you may like to join:
- 10:30 – 11:00 am SGT (2:30 – 3:00 am UTC) : Decolonizing knowledge through languages: why making Wikimedia more multilingual and multimodal matters
- 11:15 – 11:35 am SGT (3:15 – 3:35 am UTC): Embracing Open Knowledge: Preserving Diversity and Access for Future Generations
- 12:05 – 12:45 pm SGT (4:05 – 4:45 am UTC): Sister projects: the past, present and glorious future
- 15:30 – 16:15 pm SGT (19:30 – 20:15 pm UTC): Free reliable sources! Getting the most out of The Wikipedia Library
Reminder: you can still get a free virtual ticket to join the rest of Wikimania 2023!
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