At this upcoming event, the spotlight is on AI, which takes on the roles of curator, designer, marketer, and delivery agent.
We'll be immersing ourselves in the fascinating and sometimes mysterious world of artificial intelligence. While AI holds incredible potential, there are also important moral, ethical, and legal considerations to explore in terms of how it learns, evaluates, and uses open data on the internet.
To uncover the capabilities and limitations of AI, we've enlisted the help of our artificial friends to curate the event. Guided by our human team, AI has carefully selected the topics, designed the talks, and will even deliver the content. Moreover, all of the copy and design have been created entirely by AI.
Join us for a thought-provoking evening where we explore the intersection of technology and humanity. Our chatbots will take the stage and deliver captivating talks, while we as humans delve into the functional and philosophical aspects of AI's performance. This is an incredible opportunity to ask crucial questions such as: when should we let AI make ethical decisions about life? Where do we draw the line between sharing knowledge and plagiarism? And, how can we determine if an AI is sentient?
Save the date for June 7th and immerse yourself in an evening of intriguing insights and dynamic conversations, all made possible by the power of AI.
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Got a question?
Why do I have to provide so many details to register?
We're not just about spreading ideas worth spreading, TEDxMelbourne is about helping to make those ideas happen. And one of the ways we do that is ensuring our audience are the kind of people who are passionate about ideas. Also, the more we know about you, the more we can tailor future events to be as relevant and engaging as possible.
Given your events sell out so quickly, why don't you hold them at a bigger venue so more people can attend?
We would love to hold bigger events so more people can come along but this would not only push our costs up significantly, but the size of our volunteer team simply can't handle the logistics of a larger event. Perhaps you'd like to volunteer? Find out how.
Why do the tickets cost so much?
TEDxMelbourne is a non-profit organisation run entirely by a team of volunteers. We operate on a cost recovery basis. We need to cover the costs of the venue and catering for this event in particular. Some of the money will also go towards a range of expenses to pull other events together throughout the year including video equipment and production, venues, catering, insurance and a million other things that go into creating a TED experience for our audience.
I bought a ticket, but can't attend. Can I get a refund?
The bad news? We cannot and do not, under any circumstances, provide refunds. The good news? Tickets are fully transferable. So if for some reason you can't make it, you can give your spot to someone else
Do you offer press tickets or discounts for the media?
While we'd love for you to come along and promote our event, we don't give away press tickets or offer discounts for members of the press to attend. Because we're a not-for-profit event, we simply can't cover the cost. We rely on our passionate community to spread the word instead.
What do we get to eat? I have special dietary requirements.
We will do our best to cater for a range of dietary requirements during the afternoon tea break - just let us know when you register.
This independent TEDx event is operated under license from TED. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is call TEDx (name), where x=independently organized TED event. At our TEDx (name) event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group.The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.