Leading economist Nicola Headlam is the latest confirmed speaker for an exclusive event to discuss the impact of ChatGPT.

Headlam is the chief economist and head of public sector at Manchester tech firm Red Flag Alert and previously devoted 20 years of her life to the Northern Powerhouse, first in academia and then as a civil servant.

She’s one of seven confirmed speakers for the event on March 2nd entitled ‘ChatGPT – what is it and are you ready?’

Rich Somerfield, chief technology officer at Manchester-based legal tech firm Summize will also be taking part.

BusinessCloud and specialist tech recruiter Fairmont have teamed up to organise the event, which will take place at the tech recruiter’s new offices in Mosley Street, Manchester.

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Described as ‘an iPhone moment in AI’, ChatGPT was only released by OpenAI in November but has taken the world by storm.

Supporters say it will change content generation for ever but critics, including the singer songwriter Nick Cave, say it ‘sucks’ and is a sign that the ‘apocalypse is well on its way’.

A panel of experts will discuss the case for and against ChatGPT and what it really means for business.

Headlam and Somerfield will be joined by Naomi Timperley, co-founder of Tech North Advocates and We Are GSI; Glyn Powditch, co-founder, Dream Agility; Jack Donohue, CEO, Fairmont Recruitment; Tom Liptrot, machine learning engineer, Ortom; and Sarah Harkness, managing director, IN Accountancy.

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The discussion takes place at Fairmont’s offices at Mosley Street, Manchester, but spaces are strictly limited.

You can register for the event here.

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