Here are the tech events you need to know about for October.
Platforms like DALL-E2 can whip up an image of teddy bears doing grocery shopping or sketch an astronaut riding a horse. This on-demand creativity is challenging ideas of what art is and who (or what) makes it. At Can AI Make Art? A Fireside Chat on Image Generation Breakthroughs, MaRS technical advisors Martin Bufi and Oshoma Momoh will explore the technology and its implications for business, art and humanity. October 3, online
The Communitech Founderhaus is an open house for founders to get together surrounded by the festive spirit of Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest, Canada’s largest Bavarian festival. Enjoy biers, brats and the music of Grammy-award-winning polka artist Walter Ostanekwhile. October 13, Communitech Hub
This year’s Indigenous Entrepreneurship Forum will look at how technologies can be effectively incorporated into small business and the ways Indigenous founders are overcoming the challenges they face. The webinar is intended for Indigenous entrepreneurs and businesspeople looking to better engage with Indigenous communities. October 26, online
The 2022 Canada Gairdner Award laureates are coming to Toronto for the 2022 Gairdner Science Week Lectures. The scientists, who include COVID vaccine pioneers Katalin Karikó and Pieter Cullis, will share their insights on biomedical research alongside five upcoming Canadian scientists, who will discuss current research on topics from cancer treatment to healthcare delivery. October 27, MaRS Centre Auditorium
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