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?Vivid Sydney 2018 – Mummy, Can I Marry My Avatar? ?

Towards the end of your Vivid schedule, why not indulge in a morning discourse about artificial intellegence and how it affects us with our use of technology? Have the best Vivid Sydney pictures you can have yet don’t forget we have issues to tackle in this Vivid Idea event that is equally worth your attention.

Come and join us in this free event. Have yourself registered so that you can enter the venue. It’s your last day to cherish the Vivid Sydney festival so make it count.

Living with Digital Artificial Humans

How do you see yourself as a modern human? Can you get too attached to your digital world to even ask a question? Vivid ends with some of the most challenging questions for us. This Vivid Sydney idea talk aims to provide an answer to new questions arising from the new technology we are yet to master.

What dates is this on? 10AM-11:30AM

What time does this Vivid event start? June 16

Where can this be found? Vivid Ideas Exchange, Museum of Contemporary Art, Australia

How much are the tickets for this Vivid installation? Free but requires registration

What will our lives be like when we coexist with digital humans?

Our panel of experts and thought leaders will join a live interactive, photo-realistic computer-generated digital person on stage to look at the long-term ethical and social issues we will be facing with digital humans. Explore the dilemma of how far we let replicants in with renowned author and public speaker Rachel Botsman and leading experts and researchers from The University of Sydney Business School and Sydney Business Insights.

Much has been discussed in the press, and especially in dystopian science fiction, about the rise of the machines. In the shadow of a dramatic narrative of robots and cyborgs, a much more likely world is emerging where humans can rely on digital companions to support their everyday activities. While we are less likely to have a human-looking robot walking about our homes doing our daily chores, we are much closer to having virtual digital assistants on our mobiles and home devices that get to know us and start to anticipate our needs. Computer advances will soon make it possible for everyday devices to both acknowledge and respond to us emotionally. 

Because we are hard-wired to respond to faces in uniquely positive ways, artificial realistic faces hold great promise for advancing human interaction with machines. Will it be long before we have conversational agents, such as Amazon’s Alexa or Apple’s Siri, with new believable “human” faces and expressions?


Vivid Sydney 2018

Weekdays: 10am – 6pm
Saturday: 10am – 6pm
Sunday : Closed

After Business Hours, By Appointment only.

CALL 8011 4119 or 043 777 4119