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International Conference on Facial Recognition in the Modern State

Online

From border control to policing and welfare, governments are using automated facial recognition technology (FRT) to collect taxes, prevent crime, police cities, and control immigration. Building on cultural and legal differences and common trends, this conference will discuss possible future directions in regulating governments’ use of FRT at national, regional, and international levels.


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Life in the Age of Automation: Cultural and Creative Perspectives

ModWest Building, (11A, UQ) The University of Queensland, St Lucia, QLD

Automation is widely recognised as one of the most central and powerful organising systems of everyday life, yet key questions about its historical, cultural and epistemological specificity remain unanswered. The symposium brings together researchers and representatives from key centres and projects focused on the study of automation.


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Tech for Good: ADM+S Dark Ads Hackathon

The Oxford Scholar 427 Swanston Street, Melbourne, VIC

The Dark Ads Hackathon will build capacity in the area of online advertising accountability by sharing tools and fostering a network of researchers working in this area.


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Dark Ads: Public Panel

Kaleide Theatre 360 Swanston St, Melbourne, VIC

Join an evening of discussion on the issues raised by the use of targeted advertising online.


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Digitised and Datafied Animals: Emerging Technologies and Human-Animal Entanglements

Online

This workshop invites us to investigate the ways that human and other animal relationships are forged through processes of digitisation and datafication. From the care of the companion animal in the smart home to ‘smart’ farming, the tracking and trapping of endangered and ‘pest’ wildlife, memes, GIFs and videos, zoomorphic care robots and the conflict between delivery drones and ravens for airspace, emerging technologies such as biodigital sensors, AI and automated decision-making are increasingly configuring the intertwined lives and bodies of humans and other animals.


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Policing Insecurity: Debt, Fraud, Data and the Automated Welfare State

Online via Zoom Webinar / In-person at The University of Queensland The Terrace Room (Level 6) - Sir Llew Edwards Building (14), The University of Queensland, Campbell Road, Saint Lucia, QLD

This talk compares the RoboDebt case in Australia to current practice in the United States, drawing on collaborative work with the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) to shed light on the political implications of punitive debt production in six states.


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Automation, Wellbeing and Harms in a COVID Age

Green Brain, RMIT University Level 7, Building 16, 342 Swanston St, Melbourne, VIC

In dialogue with Associate Professor Virginia Eubanks, this interactive symposium between leading Australian researchers, social service organisations, and service user advocacy and representative groups will explore the challenges and opportunities of digital technology for vulnerable and marginalised peoples.


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