March 6, 2022

The YSEALI Academy Announces the Launch of 2022 Technology and Innovation Seminar on the Digitization of Trust

March 6, 2022

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam—The YSEALI Academy at Fulbright University Vietnam (hereinafter the YSEALI Academy) officially announced the launch of its Technology and Innovation Seminar titled “The Digitization of Trust”. This seminar is now open for applications until April 7, 2022.

Launched in 2020, the YSEALI Academy’s main mission is to build capacity and enhance leadership skills for young professionals ages 25-40 from across Southeast Asia and Timor-Leste. Each year, the YSEALI Academy offers four seminars on Public Policy, Technology & Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

The 2022 Technology and Innovation Seminar on Digitization of Trust is geared towards young leaders who are interested in learning how their decisions are affected by A.I. technologies that facilitate trust between people and machines.

Over the course of two weeks, the fellows will learn about A.I. technologies that redefine our concept of “trust” and how they are changing our society both beneficially and negatively.  The fellows will acquire skills to critique and carefully adopt current A.I. technologies as well as the ones they will encounter in the future. The YSEALI Academy will be inviting high-profile speakers and panelists who are shaping these A.I. technologies or are in the frontlines of the societal disruptions caused by technologies.  Besides lectures, leadership skill workshops will provide the fellows useful knowledge and sharpen up their abilities in making decisions and solving dilemmas as new A.I. technologies present incredible benefits but start to disrupt their organization.  The seminar will culminate in an awards ceremony followed by the graduation of the YSEALI Academy fellows. The major topics include:

  • Understanding the Bias of A.I. and Its Influence on Decision Making
  • The Rise of Synthetic and Manipulated Media
  • Blockchain and the Automation of Trust
  • Legal Implications of A.I. Decisions

The Technology and Innovation Seminar on “The Digitization of Trust” will be opened to 35 YSEALI Academy fellows who are young professionals between the ages of 25-40, highly qualified and motivated, from all 10 ASEAN member countries and Timor-Leste. Once selected, all participants will be fully funded by the U.S. Department of State to attend the seminar. The lectures, panels and teamwork sessions of the seminar will be mainly conducted in the afternoon and evening (GMT +7) with the expected participating time of 48 hours.

Due to the ongoing COVID pandemic, this seminar will be conducted online.

Seminar schedule:

  • Enrollment: March 7 – April 7, 2022
  • Announcement of Result: 29 April, 2022
  • Seminar dates: May 30 – June 10, 2022 (two weeks, ten working days)

To find out more about the seminar program:

To apply:

“New technologies, particularly those related to A.I., have the incredible ability to affect our decisions.  As the youth of Southeast Asia rapidly embrace new technologies, the young leaders need to be at the forefront of critiquing these new tools, maximizing their benefits for their organizations while mitigating the risks.” Vladimir Y. Mariano, PhD – Lead Faculty for Technology and Innovation at the YSEALI Academy.

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