Radhika Dirks, founder and CEO of XLabs in San Francisco,...

Radhika Dirks, founder and CEO of XLabs in San Francisco, will deliver the keynote speech at an A.I. conference in Brookville on April 3. Credit: Pavlo Fedorov

Long Island’s role in the future development of artificial intelligence and how the technology can benefit local businesses is the subject of a half-day conference on April 3 in Brookville.

The event, at Long Island University’s Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, is the first-ever collaboration between two of the region’s leading business groups: the Long Island Association and HIA-LI.

Radhika Dirks, an A.I. consultant to Fortune 100 companies and CEO of A.I.developer XLabs in San Francisco, will deliver the keynote address following a noon luncheon. Breakout sessions will take place between 2 and 4 p.m.

“It is important for business leaders to understand how to effectively integrate A.I. to support their company’s expansion and growth, further solidifying Long Island’s position as a hub for creativity and economic prosperity,” said Matt Cohen, CEO and president of the Long Island Association.

Terri Alessi-Miceli, CEO and president of the HIA-LI, agreed, saying, “this technology is pivotal for businesses of all sizes, enabling small firms to scale rapidly and large corporations to optimize their operations.”

The 2024 HIA-LI Long Island Economic Survey found executives are slow to embrace A.I., despite 6 in 10 saying it would benefit their business or nonprofit. Nearly 7 in 10 of the 118 CEOs surveyed between November and mid-January said they won’t be investing in A.I.this year.

Tickets are $30 per person. More information may be found at LI-AI.eventbrite.com.

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