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Facts from food to faces

Past event - 2019
21 May Doors open 6 pm | Start time 6.30 pm | End time 8.30 pm
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Exploring how technology interacts with agriculture, the speculation surrounding AI, and how face perception shapes our lives.

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"... served with a side of science."

Dr Heather Bray (Lecturer in Science Communication, University of Western Australia)
Everyone is talking about how our food should be produced, but with so many conflicting ideas about science and technology in agriculture, can we ever agree? We'll be talking about ways to improve the conversation about science and food.

Dr Heather Bray is a Lecturer in Science Communication at the University of Western Australia. Her research investigates community attitudes to science and technology in food production. Her work aims to improve conversations about science in food.

Blind machine faith

Associate Professor Julia Powles (Associate Professor, University of Western Australia)
Exploding tropes over innovation and inevitability, this talk is a level-set and a challenge to the speculation and exceptionalism surrounding artificial intelligence and Big Tech. Come shape the world we want, in three pints or less.

Julia Powles is an associate professor of law and technology at UWA. A scholar, lawyer, scientist, journalist and speechwriter, she has spent the past decade stirring up the tech industry in the US and Europe. Now, she wants to build the future.

Face the facts: how faces shape our lives

Mr Derek Swe (PhD Student, University of Western Australia)
Have you ever considered the importance of face perception in everyday life? Think of the consequences of eyewitness testimonies, or how first impressions impact social and economic opportunities. Let's face it, face perception shapes lives.

Derek Swe is a PhD student at UWA’s School of Psychological Science, studying how people form first impressions of trustworthiness. He has always been interested in people and how they behave, and is fascinated by just how effortless face perception is.
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