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ANAT Salon: Emotionally Engaging the Machine

Talking Art + Tech

ANAT Salon Sydney brings together leading artists to explore and discuss human interactions with robots and machines.

As the boundaries between people and machines begin to blur, what does this mean for the way we relate with machines?

Can humans emotionally engage with robots and machines, and vice versa? Or are emotional interactions with machines notional, unintentional reactions driven by anthropomorphism? What senses (if any) do AI’s use to emotionally engage with humans?

Join the ABC’s technology reporter, Ariel Bogle in conversation with Professor Mari Velonaki Director of UNSW’s Creative Robotics Lab, together with artists Dr Belinda Dunstan, Justin Harvey and Dr Wade Marynowsky.

Free event, bookings by 28 October essential.

ANAT SALON Sydney supported by the City of Sydney.

ANAT is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, the South Australian government through Arts South Australia and the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of Federal and State Governments. The Synapse program is supported by the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund.



Thursday 7 November 2019 from 5.30pm to 8pm


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