GOMA TALKS PATRICIA PICCININI: RISE OF THE MACHINES

6.30PM Thu 26 Apr 2018
GOMA | Cinema A | Free

The lively evening discussion program GOMA Talks returns during 'Patricia Piccinini: Curious Affection'. Across two events, join special guest panellists and ABC Radio National hosts Scott Stephens (The Minefield) and Cathy Van Extel (Big Ideas) as they explore humankind's complicated relationship with the future we are creating.

In 'Rise of the machines' hosted by Scott Stephens, presenter of ABC Radio National's The Minefield, guests ponder the question: As we are confronted with the realities of a future in which artificial intelligence, robotics and advances in biotechnology are commonplace, how do we navigate our ethical obligations to both our fellow humans, and our creations?

Guests include:

  • Hussein Abbass, Professor in the School of Engineering and Information Technology at the University of New South WalesCanberra
  • Christy Dena, writer-designer-director, Universe Creation 101 and QUT Digital Writing Residency recipient  
  • Anita Pisch, author andVisiting Fellow, School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics, Australian National University
  • Robert Sparrow, Professor in the Philosophy Program, a Chief Investigator in the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science, and an adjunct Professor in the Monash Bioethics Centre, Monash University, Melbourne

GOMA Talks sessions are free and no bookings are required to attend. Please arrive before 6.30pm to secure your seat.

PRESENTED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH ABC RADIO NATIONAL