Caught in a Web
In a world where the internet saturates everything, where does the internet stop, and our human selves begin? Nudged and pushed by an endless stream of alerts, notifications and recommendations, our attention and money are pulled in directions that serve the interests of the platforms. The New York Times, tech columnist Kevin Roose asks are our personalities and thoughts our own, or are we becoming what the algorithms make us?
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Multipack tickets are on sale now! Single tickets will be released closer to the Festival dates (and will be subject to availability).
A multipack consists of 3 or more tickets to different FODI talks. After you have selected 3 or more tickets to different talks*, you may also add additional individual tickets to your order. Purchasing a multipack will provide a 15% discount across your entire cart (discount applied at check out).
*Free sessions are not included in the 3 different sessions needed to create a multipack. No concession pricing is available for multipacks, and booking fees apply.
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LIVE EVENT & VENUE
VISITOR SAFETY INFORMATION
The health and safety of our patrons is our top priority. This event will abide by the Public Health Order prevailing at the time. Please follow our conditions of entry, and check back here for updated information prior to the event.
- Do not attend the event if you feel unwell, have recently experienced any cold or flu-like symptoms or are awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test.
- Face masks are recommended.
Carriageworks has a wheelchair ramp and level access at all entrances. There is level access and accessible seating available in all venues along with multiple accessible toilets. Accessible parking is available at the end of Carriageworks Way, with entry via 229 Wilson Street. The closest train station with wheelchair access is Newtown Station.
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PUBLIC TRANSPORT & PARKING
Carriageworks is easily accessible via public transport. It is an eight-minute walk from Redfern Station, a 10-minute walk from Macdonaldtown Station or 15-minute walk from Newtown Station along with numerous bus routes available. For trip planning, maps and ticket info, visit transportnsw.info or call 131 500.
Limited on-site (with entry via 229 Wilson Street) and street parking is available. For additional transport information visit the Carriageworks website.
UNSW Centre for Ideas
For all other enquiries, please call the Centre for Ideas on 02 9065 0485 or email email@example.com.
The Centre for Ideas is happy to receive phone calls via the National Relay Service. TTY users, phone 133 677, then ask for 02 9065 0485. Speak and Listen users, phone 1300 555 727 then ask for 02 9065 0485. Internet relay users, visit relayservice.gov.au, then ask for 02 9065 0485.
Kevin Roose is an award-winning technology columnist for The New York Times and the best-selling author of three books, Futureproof, Young Money, and The Unlikely Disciple. His column, 'The Shift', examines the intersection of tech, business, culture, and the combined effect they have on society. Recently, that has meant a lot of coverage of companies like Facebook and YouTube, as well as profiles of internet personalities like PewDiePie, and social phenomena like online radicalisation and workplace automation. He is the host of Rabbit Hole, a New York Times produced narrative audio series about what the internet is doing to us, and a regular guest on The Daily, as well as other leading TV and radio shows. He frequently writes and speaks on topics including automation and AI, social media, disinformation and cybersecurity, and digital wellness. Before joining The New York Times, he was a writer at New York Magazine, and a host and executive producer of Real Future, a documentary TV series about technology and innovation.
Toby Walsh (Host)
Toby Walsh is an ARC Laureate Fellow and Scientia Professor of AI at UNSW Sydney and CSIRO Data61. He is a strong advocate for limits to ensure AI is used to improve our lives, having spoken at the UN, and to heads of state, parliamentary bodies, company boards and many other bodies on this topic. He is a Fellow of the Australia Academy of Science, and was named on the international Who's Who in AI list of influencers. He has authored three books on AI for a general audience, the most recent entitled Machines Behaving Badly: the morality of AI.