28 Oct 2021
60 Minutes

Will you marry me Alexa?

Talks & Ideas

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Talks & Ideas is a series of FREE events that take on big questions with a healthy dose of humour, a glass of wine and a friendly face. It’s a chance to get out of the house, make a date with a friend you haven’t seen in a while and hear from leading artists, thinkers, scientists, agitators and local heroes. Wrapped up as a tight 60-minute experience each Talks & Ideas event includes a keynote introduction, a panel discussion and a chance to ask questions.

In 2017, Amazon’s Alexa received over 1,000,000 marriage proposals. In 2018, there were more than 300,000 active bots on Facebook Messenger with 8 billion messages being exchanged every month.

With the explosion of conversational assistants, automated check outs and ancestry.com, how close is too close when it comes to our digital doubles?

This talk is about technology, identity and the space in between.

28 Oct 2021 6:30 pm

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