What We Do Now: AI Skills for Tomorrow's Storytellers

  • Souki Mansoor, director; Creator Community Specialist, Open AI
    Coach House, Green College, UBC and livestreamed

    Thursday, April 4, 5-6:30 pm, with reception to follow
    in the series
    Green College Special Event
  • Souki Mansoor, creative director and creator community specialist at OpenAI, will guide participants through the evolving landscape of AI and filmmaking, emphasizing proactive innovation over reactive adaptation. This session aims to explore essential skills for the new media era, highlighting both technical abilities and timeless human qualities crucial for leveraging AI to craft impactful narratives and propel the industry forward.

    This event is co-organized with the UBC Bachelor of Media Studies Program.

    Souki Mansoor is a dynamic force at the intersection of AI, creative direction and social impact. As founder of the consultancy Bell & Whistle, she guides leaders and creatives in leveraging generative technology for positive change, working to reshape how we perceive AI in society and our daily lives. Coming from a rich decade-long background in nonfiction filmmaking, Souki’s work has graced Sundance, Tribeca, TED, and can be seen today on Netflix, HBO and Showtime, with her directorial debut "Firelei Baez" garnering critical acclaim and a Best Director award. A growing voice in the AI community, she’s spoken at Cannes Lions on AI in Creativity and DEI, UTA’s AI Symposium, USC's School for Cinematic Arts, Runway’s AI Film Festival, Hollywood’s AI On The Lot and RealScreen West. When not playing a friendly neighbourhood tech sherpa or falling into generative vortexes, she finds delight in nibbling spoonfuls of cashew butter, learning to pull the perfect espresso shot and life with her husband Axel and their 63 houseplants.



  • Unless otherwise noted, all of our lectures are free to attend and do not require registration.

April 4th, 2024 from  5:00 PM to  6:30 PM
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