Science Gallery Melbourne and the Microsoft Research Centre for Social Natural User Interfaces at the University of Melbourne (SocialNUI) invite you to a panel discussion centred around the digital ethics debate, highlighting the implications of emerging digital technologies for society.
The tone for the discussion is set by Biometric Mirror, a creative technology installation part of Science Gallery Melbourneâ€™s PERFECTION exhibition, that questions the accuracy and assumptions of facial recognition algorithms as they encroach on our privacy in ubiquitous ways.
In Biometric Mirrorâ€™s futuristic beauty salon, we are urged to reflect on how we want to be perceived and influenced by algorithms and computer logic that does not operate with social norms in place. Because indeed, do these algorithmic assumptions still accurately reflect ourselves as unique individuals?
With ethical dilemmas becoming increasingly complex, it is envisaged that these developments will affect us all. As a result, the panel will explore how industry, legal scholars, computer science experts and artists perceive these technologies as catalysts for new opportunities and as challenges for society.
Biometric Mirror is a collaboration between University of Melbourne researchers and Science Fiction artist Lucy McRae. It is exhibited as part of Science Gallery Melbourne’s PERFECTION exhibition, running from September 12th to November 3rd.
Lisa Watts (Moderator), CEO & Executive DirectorÂ The Conversation Media Group
Prof. Robert Sparrow, Chief Investigator in the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science, and an adjunct Professor in the Monash Bioethics Centre, at Monash University
Lucy McRae, Sci-Fi artist, filmmaker, inventor and body archtiect. Lucy is the lead artist on Biometric Mirror
Matt Kuperholz, Partner and Chief Data Scientist at PwC Australia
Tim Miller,Â Â Associate Professor in Computer Science at The University of Melbourne
The Microsoft Research Centre for Social Natural User Interfaces (SocialNUI) is a place of collaborative research for creating and understanding innovative Natural User Interfaces (NUI) that facilitate human communication, collaboration and social interaction.