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Asian Festival of Children’s Content
23–26 May 2024

In a rapidly evolving digital landscape, the publishing industry finds itself at a critical juncture, grappling with the integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) into its workflows and creative processes. How are publishers leveraging AI technologies to streamline content creation processes? What are the implications for editorial workflows, authorship, and creative autonomy? How does the integration of AI impact copyright and intellectual property protection within the industry?

This session delves into the multifaceted relationship between AI and publishing, exploring the challenges, opportunities, and ethical considerations that arise as technology reshapes the way stories are created, curated, and marketed.

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Joel Donato Ching Jacob

Joel Donato Ching Jacob (Philippines)

Joel is a novelist, poet, and translator based in Bay, Laguna in the Philippines. His novel, Wing of the Locust, is the 2018 Scholastic Asian Book Award winner and a 2021 Singapore Book Award finalist. His short story, Artifacts from the Parent, is an Editor's Choice awardee for Best Asian Short Stories in 2019. He was awarded by the Philippine National Commission on Culture and the Arts with the Ani ng Dangal for Literature in 2021.

Mindy Pang

Mindy Pang (Singapore)

Mindy has more than a decade of experience as editor and marketing manager at Marshall Cavendish International. She is the driving force behind key publications as a senior editor and develops marketing strategies to help the publishing house remain a leading publisher in Asia and beyond.

Christine Chong

Moderator Christine Chong (Singapore)

Christine is the head of Tusitala, a Singapore-based digital storytelling studio that creates novel literary experiences. She has an MA in English Literature from the National University of Singapore, and a background in editorial and arts management. She currently serves on the executive committee of the Singapore Book Publishers Association.

Programme dates and times are subject to change.