Tag: artificial intelligence

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    The future

    When: at 12:45PM

    Where: Open State Hub

    Speakers: Dr Fiona Kerr

    Will we shape or be shaped?
    Direct human connection is critical to fostering an empathic framework for building our thoughts, decisions, relationships, culture and society. How do we craft a future that maintains connections while leveraging technological advancement and ensuring the goals and uses of Artificial Intelligence remain human-centric?

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    Our cities of the future

    When: at 4PM

    Where: Elder Hall

    Speakers: Dr Fiona Kerr, Marion Terrill

    Over the next generation, we will see driverless cars, seamless public transport that goes everywhere at all hours, and automated freight management. Shouldn’t we be laying down the infrastructure now? This session will highlight research on government investment in transport infrastructure and how governments should make better decisions now to prepare for this vision of our future.

    Unfortunately Marion Terrill needed to cancel her appearance at the Festival, so no audio for this session.

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    The future is workless

    When: at 4PM

    Where: Open State Hub

    Speakers: Dr Fiona Kerr, Marion Terrill, Tim Dunlop

    A world without work as we know it could be a good thing. The landscape of work is changing, from the new share economy to automated vehicles, 3D printing and advanced AI. What will we do when robots take our jobs? The era of full-time work is ending and we have to stop holding out the false promise that jobs will reappear. So what does our future in the brave new world of non-work look like?

    This session was originally scheduled in the program for 5.15pm on Saturday 22 October in the Heizel Room; rescheduled during the Festival.

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