2019. 31 years after being destroyed during World War 3, Tokyo (now 'Neo-Tokyo') has been rebuilt and is a thriving metropolis. Shotaro Kaneda is the leader of a biker gang. His friend Tetsuo is injured in an accident and taken to a top-secret government facility. He develops telekinetic powers but decides to use them for evil rather than good. He has the same powers as Akira, the force that destroyed Tokyo in 1988, and now it appears that history will repeat itself. (This film is in Japanese with English subtitles.)
Saturday, December 7 at 6:30pm
Join us, and esteemed guests artist and roboticist Pindar Van Arman and Miklos Kiss (Head of Advance Development Automated Driving, Audi AG) to examine the practical applications and ethical questions raised by new developments in AI with a Q&A and panel discussion after an advance screening of MACHINE on Saturday 7th December at 6.30pm.
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.
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.
MACHINE is proudly supported by Audi Australia.
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