An evening with Kate Darling – what role will robots play in our future?
Wednesday 22 June 2016, 5.30pm-8pm
Level 5, 320 George St, Sydney
Cost: $120 (inc. GST)
With Discount Code: $60 (inc. GST)
Drinks and canapés provided
SlatteryIT invites you to join robot specialist and Agile Australia keynote speaker Kate Darling for an exclusive evening at the ivy Penthouse!
The robots are coming and will increasingly interact with people. Drawing from her recent work exploring humans’ emotional responses to robots, Kate will offer perspectives on how human-robot interaction is poised to change the way we relate to each other and our own humanity – and why it matters.
Join Kate at the exquisite ivy Penthouse for a chance to explore how the advent of robot interaction will change how we understand each other and ourselves. This will be an unmissable evening, combining a fascinating topic, stunning location, and a chance to network over drinks and canapés.
A leading expert in robot ethics, Dr Kate Darling is a researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab where she investigates social robotics and conducts experimental studies on human-robot interaction. Kate explores the emotional connection between people and life-like inventions, seeking to influence technology design and policy direction. Her writing and research anticipate difficult questions that lawmakers, engineers and the wider public must address as human-robot relationships evolve in the coming decades.
While her background is in intellectual property, law and economics, Kate’s passion for technology and robots led her to interdisciplinary fields. After co-teaching a robot ethics course at Harvard Law School with the renowned Professor Lawrence Lessig, she now increasingly works at the intersection of law and robotics, with a focus on legal and social issues. Kate is a fellow at the Harvard Berkman Center for Internet & Society and the Yale Information Society Project, and is also an affiliate at the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies.
Kate’s work has been featured in the BBC, The Guardian, The Boston Globe, CBC, WIRED, and more. She has authored multiple academic publications, and is a contributing writer to Robohub and IEEE Spectrum. A compelling and provocative presenter, she speaks and holds workshops covering some of the more interesting developments in the world of robotics, and where we might find ourselves in the future.
Kate graduated from law school with Honours and holds a Doctorate of Sciences from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich). She is the caretaker for several domestic robots, including her twin Pleos, Yochai and Peter.