Free

#MKW17 - Machines that read your mind

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

Deakin Edge

Federation Square

Swanston Street

Melbourne, VIC 3000

Australia

View Map

Friends Who Are Going
Event description

Description

Machines that read your mind

Moving a prosthetic limb with thoughts alone. A bionic brain part that restores memory. Brain scans that reveal your capacity for criminal behaviour. Our ever-increasing power to read the human mind will raise new opportunities, new problems. Come along for a lively evening of discussion and demonstration.

Proudly presented by The Brain Dialogue, and hosted by the National Vision Research Institute, Australian College of Optometry and the University of Melbourne.

  • Professor Michael Ibbotson - neuroscientist, National Vision Research Institute, Melbourne
  • Ms Ann Nolan - co-founder, Snobal, Melbourne
  • Assistant Professor Femke Nijboer - neuropsychologist, Leiden University, Netherlands
  • Dr Nick Opie — biomedical engineer, founding director and Chief Technology Officer, SmartStent, Melbourne

[Please note this event is wheelchair accessible]


Melbourne Knowledge Week

Melbourne Knowledge Week is a week-long festival that melds, art, technology, business and science to explore and co-create our future city. Over 80 new wave events have been designed to inspire curious minds to collide and collaborate to bring future-focused ideas to life.

Throw yourself into a week full of innovation and creativity where you’ll hear from international industry leaders, test cutting-edge technology, taste future food and help to solve Melbourne’s future challenges.


Share with friends

Date and Time

Location

Deakin Edge

Federation Square

Swanston Street

Melbourne, VIC 3000

Australia

View Map

Save This Event

Event Saved