FRANKENSTEIN ANXIETY: Robotics and the Replacement of Ourselves
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Griffith University Conservatorium Theatre

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Griffith University Conservatorium Theatre

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140 Grey Street, South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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Adult: $35 Concession: $30 Students: $30
Graham Phillips 2017
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Graham Phillips

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Graham Phillips

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David Tuffley 2017
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David Tuffley

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David Tuffley

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Mary-Anne Williams 2017
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Mary-Anne Williams

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Mary-Anne Williams

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Peter Corke 2017
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Peter Corke

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Peter Corke

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Rob Sparrow
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Rob Sparrow

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Rob Sparrow

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Summary

From Greek legends and philosophy to the classic sci-fi films of the 20th century robots have always captured human imagination. No longer fantastical beings, robots of the 21st century are taking their place in society alongside humankind. Indeed, robotic automation is already indispensable across many labour markets, with bots outperforming humans on precision, endurance and economic advantage.

However, in striving to maximise efficiencies and ultimately the bottom line, are we actually prepared for the reality of replacing ourselves? More recent robotic technology is venturing past the physical to those very things that define us as human, including the ability to learn and to comprehend emotion. Put simply, AI with EI and an IQ.

Are we prepared for our intrinsic and defining worth to be displaced by intelligent machines…and how will we value ourselves and each other? Join our distinguished panel of thinkers, dreamers and realists as they contemplate our co-existence with these human-like companions.

Griffith University Conservatorium Theatre

140 Grey Street, South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia