It was an offer we couldn’t refuse. When Brisbane’s Something Digital festival pitched its Night Nomads series to KJR, we knew it was going to be something special. Three events, over three Tuesdays in March, the Brisbane digital community will come together for “frank and confronting conversations around the way in which digital technology is interfering with our lives.”
KJR is the very proud and very intrigued Super Hero sponsor of all three events.
Nomad 1: The ethics of robot servants.
Robots are here to serve us. Whether they are vacuuming our carpets, acting as companions, working in our offices or carrying out other tasks, we are the ones barking orders. For now anyway. Is this our version of modern servitude? Should robots have rights?
Nomad 2: Exploring the tech behind intimacy.
It’s not all about sex robots and porn. Tech is enabling people to be more intimate, create deeper connections, learn more about themselves, reduce loneliness and also benefit those that face sexual challenges.
Nomad 3: The simplicity of data weaponisation.
Data is one of the biggest threats to our generation. The democratisation of technology is enabling bad actors to manipulate data and corrupt individuals, from politicians (think Trump) to foreign fighters (think ISIS).
This final event is one not to be missed and features international keynote, Davey Gibian – White House Presidential Innovation Fellow, Presidential Innovation Fellow at The Pentagon and Founder, Calypso AI. Davey is a geoeconomic operator and technologist. He specialises in building technologies and systems that enable governments, security forces, and activists react in complex environments.
Get all the information and purchase your tickets from Something Digital.