Tag: technology

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    The future

    When: Saturday 22 October 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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    The future is workless

    When: Saturday 22 October at 4PM

    Where: Open State Hub

    Speakers: Dr Fiona Kerr, 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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    Shifting from an extractive value regime to a (re-)generative value regime

    When: Sunday 23 October at 10am

    Where: Open State Hub

    Speakers: Dr Fiona Kerr, Tim Dunlop, Michel Bauwens

    We are in the final decades of a value regime based on unsustainable extraction of rare global resources. This is an unprecedented challenge in the history of our world, since previous crises were limited in geographic scope. Many question whether we can pull it off. But hundreds of thousands of productive communities are experimenting with the new ‘generative’ value regime. This report from the trenches may well represent the building blocks of a new sustainable world civilization.

    Presented by: GREEN INDUSTRIES SA

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    New technology, new visions

    When: Sunday 23 October at 3:45PM

    Where: Hetzel Theatre

    Speakers: Dr Fiona Kerr, Tim Dunlop, Michel Bauwens, Dr Fiona Kerr, Assoc Prof Karl Sammut, Daniel Squire

    New technology can be disruptive, enabling or, more likely, both. Here, leading technological innovators discuss the use of drones for research and exploration.

    Presented by: NEW VENTURE INSTITUTE, FLINDERS UNIVERSITY

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    Flinders Investigator Lecture: Democracy’s new challenge

    When: Sunday 23 October at 6PM

    Where: Adelaide Convention Centre

    Speakers: Dr Fiona Kerr, Tim Dunlop, Michel Bauwens, Dr Fiona Kerr, Assoc Prof Karl Sammut, Daniel Squire, Jeffrey Bleich

    Runaway technology and walk-away government.
    Technology is advancing at an unprecedented rate, with the great opportunities and challenges this entails. However, democracies, designed for predictable and deliberate change, are overwhelmed by this digital disruption, producing a public backlash in elections around the world. Reframing public debate around technology and government is critical to restoring healthy democracies, and developing nimble and effective modern government.

    Presented by: FLINDERS UNIVERSITY

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