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Night Nomads: The ethics of robot servants

Robots are here to serve us. Whether they are vacuuming our carpets, acting as companions, working in our offices or carrying out other tasks, we are the ones barking orders. For now anyway.

Is this our version of modern servitude? Should robots have rights, time off, unions, identity numbers, legal identification?

How do we feel about having multiple robots living with us, in our house, reading stories to our children? And what happens when we become emotionally dependant on them? Or if they hurt someone – who is actually responsible? Tap into the collective wisdom of:

>> Sue Keay – Brisbane’s Queen on all things robotics and the panel’s techie guru
>> Marley Brown – a startup founder fighting social isolation in elderly communities through Pepper robots
>> Marianne de Pierres – a science fiction author, here to tease out our dystopian (or utopian) future.
>> And of course Marek Kowalkiewicz who already lives with a hierarchy of robots at home!

There is no escaping. Robots are already in our households and workplaces. Join us to add more questions and potentially an answer or two to one of the biggest ethical debates of the decade.


Event Details
Date: 12 March 2019
Time: 6.00pm - 7.45pm

Where is it?
The Atrium, P Block, QUT, Gardens Point
Brisbane City, 4000

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