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Spotlight on AI: Research, Questions and Discussion (2 July) (SW02)

The use of AI technology is a fast growing discussion not only for general use but in relation to what its potential might be within AAC and AT. There are lots of differing opinions about the use of AI in terms of how it could be used and the perceived pros and cons. Whatever your thoughts, it's a growing technology that we will likely hear a lot about in the coming years.

There are still many questions, gaps in the research and more to understand.

Our Spotlight sessions aim to promote discussion around a variety of themes relevant to AAC and Assistive Technology. Spotlight on: AI provides an opportunity to explore this particular topic, hear knowledge and experience, and understand some of the research that is currently available.

Who is this course for?
This course is a recorded webinar recommended for anyone interested in exploring AI technology in AAC. It's suitable for beginners and lasts for approximately one hour.

Course overview
Chris and Mai lead the discussion with a short overview including:
• AI: what do we know?
• What does the research say


Chris Gibbons MA, CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist/SVP Clinical Education (Smartbox)

Chris Gibbons leads Smartbox in the USA and is well respected with regard to clinical AAC research. Chris has a history of advocating for the use and funding of devices. Working as an SLT, he also witnessed the impact that AAC supports have first-hand. With frequent participation in AAC conferences around the world, and as a welcoming host, Chris is well-suited to deliver an engaging live session.


Mai Ling Chan, MA CCC-SLP, PMP
Executive Consultant and Business Strategist (Mai Ling Chan Consulting)

Mai Ling is a speech-language pathologist, industry historian, global connector, keynote speaker, and technology entrepreneur. Building on a lifetime of successful ventures, she focuses on supporting disability-focused thought leaders and building a global ecosystem to support inclusivity and accessibility in all innovations.

As an executive consultant, she facilitates national and international partnerships with disability experts and supports strategic business development. In addition, after publishing four Amazon best-selling books in four years, Mai Ling continues to spotlight industry leaders on the Xceptional Leaders podcast, now in its 6th year reaching listeners in 140 countries. Mai Ling is driven to empower individuals, educators, and innovators in the disability space, guiding them to transform their visions into impactful realities.

  • Recording - Spotlight on: AI
  • End of course survey
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certificate with a duration: Forever