TOMORROW! At The Complex, IFSC, 7pm the panel discusses -
The use of artificial intelligence (AI) and AI applications such as facial recognition technology (FRT) are on the rise.
Throughout the world, AI tools are being used to produce news articles; to generate images, footage, sounds and voices; to change and recreate the appearance of actors; and to create art in all its forms.
Meanwhile, facial recognition technology (FRT) – an application of AI – is being rolled out by police and private companies in countries across the world with serious implications for our fundamental rights.
And this isn't a dystopian future. It's happening here, and it's happening now. Musicians have boycotted US event venues which are using FRT to scan attendees at events. In Ireland, the Government wants to legalise Garda use of facial recognition technology, which would have serious human rights implications for all of us. The chilling effect of this technology could also severely impact people's ability to protest.
At this event, chaired by Karlin Lillington of the Irish Times, and featuring myself, Joanna Walsh, Pradeep Mahadeshwar, and Olga Cronin as panelists, we discuss what the human rights implications of these technologies are for artists and activists, who find themselves at the front lines of their introduction -
And ask, what can artists and activists in Ireland expect in the near future, and what can we do to protect our rights?
Due to interest this event sold out of its original venue and has moved to a larger space to accommodate the growing audience - grab your tickets (they're free!) while you can - here.
RM Clarke is a writer and voice-over artist. She has written for various literary mags and anthologies and won awards. She has put her voice to most things she can think of.