You’re born. And you die. Is it that simple and absolute in the digital age? Is it possible to have an artificial consciousness? Can we engineer humanity...

Who are you, really? Human identity in a digital world

Location:

Level 6 Terrace Entrance (Circular Quay West Side)
2000 NSW
Australia

Who are you, really? Human identity in a digital world

Speakers

Kara Hinesley

Kara Hinesley

Head of Public Policy, Government, and Philanthropy for Twitter Australia and New Zealand

Kara Hinesley is the Head of Public Policy, Government, and Philanthropy for Twitter Australia and New Zealand. After settling in Sydney, she worked in federal politics before moving to Twitter.  Kara now works with government policymakers, regulators, and civil society groups on a diverse range of tech and digital issues.

David Kinley

Prof David Kinley

Chair in Human Rights Law, University of Sydney

Professor David Kinley is Chair in Human Rights Law at the University of Sydney. He specializes in relations between the global economy and human rights and has worked for more than 25 years with governments, international organisations, law firms, corporations and NGOs in the field.

Ashley Brinson

Ashley Brinson

Executive Director, Warren Centre for Advanced Engineering

Ashley Brinson is the Executive Director of the Warren Centre for Advanced Engineering. Ashley is an inventor on five PCT patent sets and has extensive experience in the silicon industry. Ashley is a Fellow of Engineers Australia, a Fellow of IChemE and a lawyer of the Supreme Court of NSW.

Erika Ly

Erika Ly

President, Legal Forecast

Erika is the NSW President of The Legal Forecast, a national Not-for-profit that presses for digital and creative innovation to advance access to justice. Erika leads industry discussions on the use of technology in the law, as well as the importance of robust legal systems to enable technological development.

Peter Chen

Peter Chen

Senior Lecturer, Department of Government and International Relations

Peter John Chen is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Government and International Relations where he teaches Australian and regional politics, media politics, and public policy. He is a member of the editorial boards of the Journal of Information Technology & Politics and the International Journal of Electronic Governance.

Peter Xing

Peter Xing

Senior Manager, Technology & Innovation

Peter is a senior technology and innovation manager with one of the world’s largest consulting firms, helping organisations and individuals navigate through unchartered times of accelerating change and disruption. He is also the co-founder of Transhumanism Australia.

Rameen Hayat

Rameen Hayat

Spoken Word Poet

Rameen is student and spoken word poet from Western Sydney. She is an energy researcher and advocate for Women and Diversity in STEM. Rameen has performed at the Sydney Writers Festival, Youth Week, Art Gallery of NSW and has been involved in Real Talk, R.E.S.P.E.C.T and the Bankstown Poetry Slam.

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Event Details

You’re born. And you die. Is it that simple and absolute in the digital age?

Is it possible to have an artificial consciousness? Can we engineer humanity? After death, should your digital identity continue to exist? What about your data and privacy? What does all of this mean for you? 

Join us as we hear from academic luminaries and industry experts who will give us a brilliant glimpse of how technology is changing the face of humanity and its evolution. 

  • Kara Hinesley - Head of Public Policy, Government, and Philanthropy for Twitter Australia and New Zealand 
  • David Kinley - Professor and Chair of Human Rights Law at the University of Sydney
  • Ashley Brinson - Executive Director of the Warren Centre for Engineering
  • Peter Xing - Futurist, Co-Founder of Transhumanism Australia, Technology & Innovation Manager at KPMG
  • Erika Ly - President, The Legal Forecast 
  • Peter Chen - Senior Lecturer, Department of Government and International Relations at the University of Sydney
  • Rameen Hayat - Writer, spoken word poet, and student

The session will be followed with time for interactive audience Q&A and discussion.

The Legal Forecast is Australia’s leading legal innovation not-for-profit, passionately run by young people under 30. This event is undertaken in collaboration with INCUBATE Hub, The Warren Centre for Engineering, and Transhumanism Australia.

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Access and Inclusion

For more accessibility information see the Vivid accessibility map.

  • Wheelchair accessible - Access to the venue is suitable for wheelchairs (toilets, ramps/lifts etc.) and designated wheelchair spaces are available.