Program

Solo events

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The BRAVE Flinders research & innovation lecture – AI and health

10.30am - 11.20am | Saturday 14 July

Professor Alison Kitson from Flinders University presents an update on AI applications in the health sector and what this technology means for ageing.

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The art of paying attention

11.30am - 12.20pm | Saturday 14 July

In the ‘attention economy’, information abounds, as well as commodities. Grabbing people’s attention is paramount, with ever-bolder means being used in the process. There’s an art to paying attention, but it’s all about immersion in liveable ecologies, as well as arts that create relevance and productive, enjoyable distractions.

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Discovering citizen science

11.30am - 12.20pm | Saturday 14 July

Citizen science is burgeoning, boasting thousands of projects and millions of participants. Members of the public are making valuable contributions to research in a range of fields, from refining protein structures to recording new species and identifying new astronomical objects. Learn about citizen science and how to become involved.

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How citizen juries could detox our ailing democracy

11.30am - 12.20pm | Saturday 14 July

Trust in institutions has been falling for decades (think Brexit, US election). But one institution retains our trust: the jury. It offers us what may be our last best hope for democracy by allowing a new form of activism, capable of detoxing the worst about our current state.

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The best of both worlds

4pm - 4.50pm | Saturday 14 July

How do we leverage the amazing benefits of both man and machine? Positive human connection creates physical synchronisation that affects everything from health to trust and problem-solving. Increasing technologisation impacts this, delivering transformative benefits and capacities coupled with drawbacks around interaction, thought and emotion.

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Renewable energy futures for Australia and the world

1pm - 1.50pm | Saturday 14 July

Led by South Australia, Denmark, Germany, Scotland and California, we are heading for an energy future based entirely on renewable energy and efficient energy use. This system will be reliable, affordable and environmentally sound. The potholes on the way result from the political power of vested interests.

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Does the centre left have a future?

2pm - 2.50pm | Saturday 14 July

Across the globe, the centre left is on the back foot, losing elections by record margins. Recent elections in the US, Italy, Spain, France, Germany and the UK all saw the main social democratic or labour party out of office. Why is the left losing, and can it win again?

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Forget me not

2pm - 2.50pm | Saturday 14 July

Intergenerational dementia programs purposefully bring young people and people living with dementia together, for mutually beneficial interventions. Learn what happened when, over eight weeks, Ashleigh conducted lessons about dementia with year 4/5 students at Unley Primary School followed by six excursions to an aged care day respite facility.

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A neuroscientist’s view of homo sapiens and its world

3pm - 3.50pm | Saturday 14 July

How is the brain, with its unique capabilities, dealing with modern global challenges? A neuroscientific perspective on our biological and cultural evolution will give a more realistic view of the dangers confronting our species. Scientific humanism may be our best chance to adapt for survival instead of failure and perishing.

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My teacher said I’d need maths one day

3pm - 3.50pm | Saturday 14 July

Duncan will take you into the secret world of mathematics and how it helps to solve some of the most complex crimes. His talk spans millennia – from the time of ancient Sparta to the artificial super-intelligence of the future, examining how our use of data continues to evolve.

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