Beauty, creativity, genius: the Renaissance Florence of Lorenzo de' Medici was a powerhouse of art and culture. Among countless shops and government buildings, there was endless beauty coexisting with the dark side of the city, made up of power struggles, plots, intrigues and brutal violence.
Tuesday, December 3 at 6:30pm
Join us for the Canberra premiere screening of the Australian documentary MACHINE, including a live AI painting demonstration in the foyer by artist and roboticist Pindar Van Arman, and a post-film Q&A hosted by Hamish Macdonald with special guests director Justin Krook, Pindar van Arman, Toby Walsh (Scientia Professor of AIUNSW, Data61, and TU Berlin) and Miklos Kiss (Head of Advance Development Automated Driving, Audi AG).
Justin Krook - Director
Justin Krook cut his teeth as a director, editor and visual effects artist for music videos and film trailers, working with an eclectic portfolio Including Usher, Incubus, LMFAO, Black Mirror, and CHEF’S TABLE. Justin’s first feature, the NETFLIX Original, I'll Sleep When I'm Dead examines the life and career of DJ Steve Aoki. The film premiered at Tribeca Film Festival, and was nominated for a Grammy.
Pindar Van Arman - Artist & Roboticist
Pindar Van Arman is an American artist and roboticist who designs painting robots that explore the differences between human and computational creativity. Since his first system in 2005 he has built multiple artificially creative robots, the most famous of which - CloudPainter - was awarded First Place in Robot Art 2018.
Toby Walsh - Scientia Professor of AIUNSW, Data61 & TU Berlin
Toby Walsh is a leading researcher in Artificial Intelligence who has held research positions all over Europe. He has been a leading advocate calling for a ban on autonomous weapons at the UN and elsewhere.
Miklos Kiss - Audi AG
Miklo´s has a background in neuropsychology, linguistics and human-machine interfaces. Since 2017, he has been in charge of advance development of the functions necessary for automated driving at Audi AG.
Hamish is one of Australia’s most popular news presenters and an award-winning journalist. He is a regular co-host of The Project on Network Ten, presenter on Radio National and has most recently been announced as the new host of Q&A [ABCTV] in 2020.
MACHINE is proudly supported by Audi Australia.
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