Australia: How digitalization has impacted society

As we race towards a new metaverse that merges science, futurism and culture, the University of Queensland and the UK Government’s Science and Innovation Network will meet on February 23, 2022 to reflect on where humanity is headed.

Are you excited about AI behind the wheel of your car? Robots teaching you languages ​​and creating your Instagram account? Or algorithms using your data to deliver drugs to your blood, without asking? Then this forum is for you!

The digital society showcase, ‘How digitalization has impacted society’, is part of an annual UK/Australia season that explores and celebrates the relationship between Australia and the UK in the arts , creative industries and higher education.

It is an opportunity to examine who we could be in the future in the face of global challenges.

British High Commissioner to Australia Vicki Treadell said:

The UK/Australia season was an extraordinary series on the arts, creative industries and higher education. This cultural exchange is a symbol of the depth of our two societies and a celebration of our strong ties.

This event is a great example of the UK working with partners such as the University of Queensland to promote research and development in the digital space. The UK government is a world leader in innovation and is committed to investing in science and technology sectors. We invest in companies, institutions and individuals to think creatively and out of the box.

Professor Heather Zwicker, Executive Dean, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Queensland, said:

With technology at the heart of everyday life, the digital society impacts us all, no matter what we think about it. It is therefore important to meet to discuss it.

Here at UQ, we are honored to partner with the UK Science and Innovation Network to provide the answers and perhaps a few more questions to who we are now – and more importantly – who we could become.

I look forward to joining you virtually for this important and lively event.

This online event will be far from traditional! Wherever you are in the world, encourage your friends and family to join us for this empowering and inspiring event, as leading experts say “digitalization is reshaping humanity for the better”.

Vote for the winners and stay with us to see which team will be announced as the “people’s choice”.

Event details

Date: Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Part A: Welcome and group discussions

Brisbane time: 4pm-6pm AEST Melbourne time: 5pm-7pm AEDT London time: 6am-8am GMT

Part B: Keynote and the great debate!

Brisbane time: 6pm-8pm AEST Melbourne time: 7pm-9pm AEDT London time: 8am-10am GMT

Register to attend here

This annual initiative is led by the British Council and the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. The events of the UK/Australia season aim to strengthen and create cultural bonds and celebrate the best of our artistic and cultural life, with points of connection and collaboration around our shared successes.

Amelia McNair, Communications Officer T: 0416 645 857, Email: [email protected]

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