Untitled: The Morality of AI

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Artificial intelligence is an essential part of our lives – for better or worse. It influences what we buy, who gets shortlisted for a job and even how we vote. Without AI, medical technology wouldn’t have come so far, we’d still be getting lost on backroads in our GPS-free cars, and smartphones wouldn’t be so, well, smart. But as we continue to build more intelligent and autonomous machines, what impact will this have on humanity and the planet?

Professor Toby Walsh, a world-leading researcher in the field of AI and author of Machines Behaving Badly: The Morality of AI, discusses the ethical issues and consequences we face in a future dominated by artificial intelligence, and the decisions that need to be made now to ensure the future of AI is a force for good, not evil. With host Damien Carrick.

D amien Carrick is the presenter of The Law Report, the long-running weekly legal current-affairs program broadcast on ABC RN, ABC News Radio and Radio Australia. Before his career in media, Damien worked as a lawyer. His work on the Law Report has been twice nominated for the Walkley National Awards for Australian journalism. He has also been awarded a number of fellowships, including the Qantas-European Union Journalism Award and the ABC/Reuters Institute for the study of Journalism Fellowship at Oxford University.

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Toby Walsh is one of the world’s leading researchers in Artificial Intelligence. He is Professor of Artificial Intelligence at the University of New South Wales and leads a research group at Data61, Australia’s Centre of Excellence for ICT Research. He has been elected a fellow of the Association for the Advancement of AI for his contributions to AI research, and has won the prestigious Humboldt research award. Machines Behaving Badly: The Morality of AI (print, eBook) is out now.

Damien Carrick is the presenter of The Law Report, the long-running weekly legal current-affairs program broadcast on ABC RN, ABC News Radio and Radio Australia. Before his career in media, Damien worked as a lawyer. His work on the Law Report has been twice nominated for the Walkley National Awards for Australian journalism. He has also been awarded a number of fellowships, including the Qantas-European Union Journalism Award and the ABC/Reuters Institute for the study of Journalism Fellowship at Oxford University.

What you need to know when booking and attending the Literary Festival

Festival and event information

What are the dates for the Festival?

[untitled]: our writers, readers and stories begins on Friday 18 November 2022 and runs until Sunday 20 November 2022.

Where does the Festival take place?

The majority of Festival events will take place at Chapel Off Chapel, in the Loft Theatre.  

Writing workshops will take place at Stonnington Libraries.

Online sessions will take place on Zoom. The Zoom meeting ID and link will be emailed to ticketholders one hour before the event begins.

How long do events go for?

Festival events are one hour in duration, unless otherwise stated.

This excludes our writing workshops and musical performance.

Changes and cancellations

Our program is subject to change. Program and event changes will be listed on our website and reasonable endeavours made to notify ticketholders of changes. In the event of a cancellation, tickets will be refunded. Unfortunately, we cannot refund booking fees.

Can I buy books at the Festival?

Books will be available for purchase at some Festival events.

Can I get my book signed at the Festival?

This will depend on the availability of our authors and speakers.

Ticketing information

Do I need to book tickets to attend events?

All Festival events are ticketed and require a booking, available via our website. Seating is General Admittance.

How much do tickets cost?

The majority of Festival events are $15. A booking fee applies per ticket.

Some events are free and there is no cost to book a ticket.

Can I exchange my tickets, or get a refund?

The Festival does not offer exchanges or refunds on tickets, except when the event has been cancelled. Booking fees will not be refunded.

Ticket collection

Your ticket will be emailed to you and will arrive in your inbox shortly after booking. Please check your junk or spam folder if you cannot locate your ticket in your inbox.

You can bring a physical printout of your ticket to each event or show it on a mobile device.

Can I book tickets on the day?

Yes. Tickets are available to purchase online up to one hour before the event start time.

How do I book accessibility tickets?

If you require wheelchair access please contact libraryevents@stonnington.vic.gov.au or call (03) 8290 8002 between 10am-4pm Monday to Friday.

We offer a no-cost ticket to Companion Card holders with the purchase of a ticket.

Facilities for wheelchair access and seating that allows more room for the use of mobility aids are available in The Loft theatre for all sessions (subject to availability). 

The entrance doors at Chapel Off Chapel are fully accessible to wheelchair users and mobility aids.

A hearing system is available at Chapel Off Chapel – in The Chapel and The Loft theatre.

The system provides coverage to patrons wearing headphones or neckloops available from the Box Office. There is no extra charge for this service, simply ask Box Office staff for assistance when you arrive.

 

 

When

  • Sunday, 20 November 2022 | 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM

Location

Chapel Off Chapel will open 60 minutes prior to each session. Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the session begins. All Chapel Off Chapel sessions have a strict lockout policy. Latecomers may not be admitted.

The venue is cashless. Chapel Off Chapel and the City of Stonnington have comprehensive COVID Safe Plans in place. Mask wearing is strongly encouraged when inside the theatre.

Chapel Off Chapel, 12 Little Chapel Street, Prahran 3181  View map

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