Ask-an-Expert-style Q&A sessions, panel discussions or quick lectures based on faculty alignment plans: focuses on knowledge acquisition, personal development, and skill-building.
Catch Me If You Scam: Protecting Yourself From Digital Deception
4:30pm Bastien Treptel, with Professor Monica Whitty
According to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, losses to scams have increased significantly in recent years because they're harder to spot than ever before. How are scammers leveraging emerging technology such as AI? Who are they targeting and why? How can young people looking for jobs or studying overseas spot scams and learn to protect themselves? What is our responsibility to community safety – how do we protect those around us, too?
When Art Meets Algorithms: Redefining Creativity in the Age of AI
5:30pm Alana Kushnir, with Senior MUMA Curator Pip Wallis and Professor Jon McCormack
Artists and novelists are increasingly using AI to assist in the creation of their work, and not without controversy. Is it still art if a machine helps you churn it out? Are we outsourcing creativity? And are the people feeding AI systems cues to create art artists in their own way? What other surprising jobs could be replaced with AI? What's the potential of using technology as a co-creator? Can the latest developments in AI be used to support and enhance human performance and art?
Mind Shift: Psychedelic Pathways in Eating Disorder Recovery
6:30pm With Professor Jayashri Kulkarni, Dr Paul Liknaitzky, Dr Claire Foldi and Professor Chris Langmead
Early clinical trials have shown that psychedelic medicines are a promising treatment for some mental disorders. Clinical trial work is to begin in Sydney in October 2023 with psilocybin in eating disorders (EDs) such as anorexia nervosa. Could psychedelics such as psilocybin offer a kind of “neurobiological reset” for people with EDs? What would treatment look like?