Media@Sydney Web Seminar: Biometric Mirror – Discussing Ethics in the Public Arena
Biometric Mirror – Discussing Ethics in the Public Arena
Biometric Mirror is an ethically provocative AI-driven installation that offers a glimpse into a future of unregulated automated decision-making. Dubbed a weird mix between phrenology and machine-driven profiling, the project enables the public to participate in the debate about technology ethics, by (1) enabling interaction with a personalized AI, (2) confronting people with potential, real-world consequences of AI, and (3) inviting them to share opinions and concerns. In this talk, I will present the research rationale behind Biometric Mirror and its significance, and illustrate future opportunities for this form of research.
Dr Niels Wouters is Head of Research for Science Gallery Melbourne, and Research Fellow in Human-Computer Interaction at the University of Melbourne. In his role, he promotes collisions between arts and science as a mechanism to expose the breadth of STEM. His own research practice in Human-Computer Interaction critically analyses the democratization of technology in public space and civic life. Niels’ work is regularly featured in national and international media, highlighting the impact of new technology on urban life. Niels acquired a PhD in Architectural Engineering and holds degrees in Architectural Design, Computer Science and Human-Computer Interaction.
Free event delivered via Zoom. Please register online.