Live from the World Science Festival in New York

25 May 2017

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Yearning for more from the World Science Festival Brisbane? Queensland Museum is hosting two free events, exclusively streamed live from the World Science Festival in New York.

COMPUTATIONAL CREATIVITY: AI AND THE ART OF INGENUITY

Thursday 1 June
10 -11.30am
Queensland Museum Theatre
Level 2 Queensland Museum
Free Event

Today, there are robots that make art, move like dancers, tell stories, and even help human chefs devise unique recipes. But is there ingenuity in silico? Can computers be creative?

This thought-provoking event brings together artists and computer scientists who are creating original works with the help of artificially intelligent machines. Joined by leading experts in psychology and neuroscience, they’ll explore the roots of creativity in humans and computers, what artificial creativity reveals about human imagination, and the future of hybrid systems that build on the capabilities of both.

Hosted by John Schaefer. Participants include Sougwen Chung, Jesse Engel, Peter Ulric Tse and Lav Varshney.

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FOREVER YOUNG: THE PROMISE OF HUMAN REGENERATION

Friday 2 June
10 -11.30am
Queensland Museum Theatre
Level 2 Queensland Museum
Free Event

Synthetic blood mass-produced to meet supply shortages. Livers and kidneys “bioprinted” on demand. Missing fingers and toes re-grown with a jolt of bioelectricity.

Regenerative medicine promises to do more than just treat disease, injuries, or congenital conditions. It holds the potential to rejuvenate, heal, or completely replace damaged tissue and organs. If successful, regenerative medicine will have immense impact on how we care for the injured, sick and aging — and how we think about death. This program will explore mind-boggling medical advances as well as the societal and economic implications of a future in which everybody may truly be forever young.

Hosted by Emily Senay. Participants include Anthony Atala, Dany Spencer Adams, Stephen Badylak and Doris Taylor.

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Bookings

Bookings are not required for these events, but please note the Queensland Museum Theatre is a seated venue with a capacity of 120 patrons, so be early to secure your seat. Doors open at 9.30am.

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