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Melbourne Writers Festival - Dennis Glover
Aug
28
6:30pm 6:30pm

Melbourne Writers Festival - Dennis Glover

Explore the life of George Orwell – and his last and greatest novel, Nineteen Eighty-Four – with acclaimed Australian writer Dennis Glover, who has reimagined the classic novelist’s final years through fiction in The Last Man in Europe.

This is a free event, but bookings are required.

Melbourne Writers Festival 2017

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Creative Machines
Aug
25
6:00pm 6:00pm

Creative Machines

  • Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Creativity is the essence of being human. But will we be unable to tell the difference between human and computer generated art, poetry and music?

Join is for a fascinating look at the developments in creative machines and imagine a world where machines were as creative and collaborative as humans.

Proudly presented in partnership with the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art

Dr John R. Smith IBM Fellow and Manager of Multimedia and Vision at IBM T. J. Watson Research Center

Dr John R. Smith

IBM Fellow and Manager of Multimedia and Vision at IBM T. J. Watson Research Center

Dave King CEO and Founder, Move 37

Dave King

CEO and Founder, Move 37

Prof. Jon McCormack Faculty of IT, Monash University and Director of sensiLab.

Prof. Jon McCormack

Faculty of IT, Monash University and Director of sensiLab.

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Robotics Showcase
Aug
25
12:30pm12:30pm

Robotics Showcase

The IJCAI Robotics Showcase will be open to the public on Friday 25 August from 12:30pm to 4:30pm.

The Robotics Showcase will highlight current research and development being carried out in robotics by universities and research institutions from across the world. The showcase features: 

1. RoboCup Standard Platform League exhibition tournament.
The RoboCup Standard Platform league is a humanoid robot soccer competition. Matches will be played on a regular basis in the main foyer. 

2. Robotics demonstrations. 
Several universities and research organisations will be providing demonstrations of their robot platforms in room 208 of the Convention Centre.

3. Robotics video program. 
International research and development in robotics are highlighted through a series of videos screened inboth the main foyer and alongside the robotics demonstrations in room 208 of the Convention Centre.

No registration needed. Please find more information here.

 

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AI and The Law
Aug
24
6:30pm 6:30pm

AI and The Law

Artificial intelligence promises to transform all parts of law and the legal system. From the way that the profession delivers law, the way that judges sentence offenders, and the way that government interacts with citizens, AI technology will fundamentally change our assumptions about the role of humans in the legal system and in legal decision-making.

Come along and hear our three speakers address the way that computers will make legal jobs disappear (and perhaps reappear) and make the legal system work in ways that we have only just begun to imagine.

Proudly presented by Corrs Chambers Westgarth

 

Philip Catania Partner, Corrs Chambers Westgarth

Philip Catania

Partner, Corrs Chambers Westgarth

Prof. Ugo Pagallo Professor of Jurisprudence,  University of Turin

Prof. Ugo Pagallo

Professor of Jurisprudence,  University of Turin

Prof.  Mirko Bagaric Director, Evidence-Based Sentencing and Criminal Justice Project at Swinburne Law School

Prof.  Mirko Bagaric

Director, Evidence-Based Sentencing and Criminal Justice Project at Swinburne Law School

Prof. Dan Hunter Dean, Swinburne Law School

Prof. Dan Hunter

Dean, Swinburne Law School

Dr Jake Goldenfein Lecturer, Swinburne Law School

Dr Jake Goldenfein

Lecturer, Swinburne Law School

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Implementing an AI Solution – what you need to know
Aug
24
5:30pm 5:30pm

Implementing an AI Solution – what you need to know

Presented by the Churchill Club

Implementing artificial intelligence into your work process can lead to greater efficiencies and more power – provided you get it right.   Most development in a traditional systems environment follows the usual phases -plan, analyze, design, build, test, and deploy, but the AI environment is quite different. 

In this event, our panel will be discussing what you need to know if considering implementing an AI solution in your business.

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Jonathan Chang - Managing Director, Silverpond

 

 

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The Future of Transport
Aug
23
6:00pm 6:00pm

The Future of Transport

We speak to industry experts about how they see the future of transport as connected and autonomous vehicles and other technology systems become a reality.

  • Will the advent of artificial intelligence allow us to reimagine how we will move around our cities?
  • What sort of vehicles and devices are being developed and will they look anything like today’s transport systems?
  • How will we need to design and change our transport networks to facilitate this new technology world?
  • How will the next generation of transportation and technology change people’s daily lives?

Only by understanding what is possible will we be able to determine the shape of the environment in which we wish to live and work.

Networking refreshments will be provided after the event.

Sponsored by the RACV

Brian Negus President, ITS Australia, General Manager Public Policy RACV

Brian Negus

President, ITS Australia, General Manager Public Policy RACV

Russell Thompson A/Professor, University of Melbourne

Russell Thompson

A/Professor, University of Melbourne

Peter Sweatman Principal CAVita

Peter Sweatman

Principal CAVita

Mark Jackman Regional President Chassis Systems Control, Bosch

Mark Jackman

Regional President Chassis Systems Control, Bosch

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The Future of Work
Aug
23
7:30am 7:30am

The Future of Work

This event is part of the program for the Digital Innovation Festival.

More and more human work is being automated. In many businesses, such as Uber, an entire level of middle management has been replaced by computers, with workers reporting to computer APIs instead of humans.

What does all this mean for the future of work and our economic systems? Will continued automation lead to the destruction of the very financial system that created it?

 

Our Panellists

Joanna L. Batstone Vice President and Lab Director, IBM Research - Australia

Joanna L. Batstone

Vice President and Lab Director, IBM Research - Australia

Tarah Barzanji Principal, AlphaBeta

Tarah Barzanji

Principal, AlphaBeta

Frances Flanagan Research Director, United Voice and Research Affiliate, Sydney Environment Institute

Frances Flanagan

Research Director, United Voice and Research Affiliate, Sydney Environment Institute

Travers McLeod, Moderator CEO, Centre for Policy Development

Travers McLeod, Moderator

CEO, Centre for Policy Development

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AI Lounge
Aug
21
to Aug 25

AI Lounge

Join us for a nightly conversation.

Explore with us the dream of building machines that might think. Every night, we're putting on a conversation where you can meet some of the leading experts in Artificial Intelligence. They will discuss some of the most pressing questions facing society today. Will robots put us all out of work? Will they transform war? Will they even be the end of humanity? Join us for a drink. Listen. Ask questions. Take part in the conversation.

Monday 21 August Is the Singularity Near?

Tuesday 22 August Android Dreams

Wednesday 23 August Killer Robots, the end of war?

Thursday 24 August The end of work?

 Friday 25 August Q & AI, your questions answered

For more information or to book your place, visit the AI Lounge home page

 The AI Lounge is presented by IJCAI, Melbourne Conversations and the Centre on Impact of AI and Robotics (CIAIR).

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