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Event Details

  • Date:10 May 2024

  • Time:06:00pm - 07:00pm

  • Location: Vision Australia, 454 Glenferrie Rd, Kooyong

Event Description

Join world-leading artificial intelligence expert Toby Walsh (Machines Behaving Badly) as he examines the possibilities and perils of emerging AI technologies, from ChatGPT to facial recognition and self-driving cars, with Elizabeth McCarthy.

The gathering pace of artificial intelligence, including the rollout of ChatGPT, has stunned the world this past year, fuelling duelling excitement and debate about its use. Hear from leading AI expert and Machines Behaving Badly: The Morality of AI author Toby Walsh for a discussion about the ethical considerations and unexpected consequences that these new technologies pose. He chats with Elizabeth McCarthy about a range of issues, from concerns about the role chatbots may play in amplifying misinformation, to the ways in which AI is quietly improving life behind the scenes. 

Join us in person at Vision Australia's Kooyong location, or via livestream.

Presented in partnership with Melbourne Writers Festival.

Event cost

This event is free to attend. 

Getting here

Vision Australia’s Kooyong Head Office is located opposite Kooyong Train Station (Glen Waverley line) by crossing Talbot Avenue. Tram 16 stops on the corner of Glenferrie Road and Talbot Crescent (stop #65).

Street parking is available in nearby Sir Zelman Cowan Park.


The Conference Centre at the Vision Australia Kooyong Head Office is wheel chair accessible, has an accessible bathroom, and has a hearing loop. Please request hearing loop access on registration if required. Two disabled parking spots are available.


For more information you can email the Vision Australia Library at [email protected], or phone 1300 654 656.


This conversation will take place at Vision Australia Kooyong. To join the event in person at Kooyong, register at this link.

To view the livestream, register at this link.