Mummy, can I marry my Avatar?

Presented by Sydney Business Insights, The University of Sydney Business School

Event Details


Museum of Contemporary Art
140 George Street
The Rocks
New South Wales 2000


Saturday 16 Jun 2018 from 10:00am to 11:30am (Australia/Sydney)

Closing date

Thursday 14 Jun 2018 4:00pm (Australia/Sydney)

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    4:00pm, 14 Jun 2018 Free
    4:00pm, 14 Jun 2018 Free
    4:00pm, 14 Jun 2018 Free

About this event

What will our lives be like when we live with digital humans?

In a world first, a panel of experts will join a live interactive, photo-realistic computer generated digital person on stage to look at the long term ethical and social issues we will be facing with digital humans. Join leading experts and researchers from the University of Sydney and Sydney Business Insights as they explore how far we should let them in.

Much has been discussed, especially in dystopian science fiction, but what about the more realistic future of our phones and devices knowing us and reacting to us as if they are people? Computer advances are now making it possible for your device to seem empathetic and understanding. But at what cost?

Our panel members are:

  • Rachel Botsman
  • Mike Seymour
  • Sandra Peter
  • Kai Riemer

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