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Beaker Street Festival Headline Program – Great Debate

  • - (AEST)
  • Theatre Royal, The Headberg
    Cnr Campbell & Collins Streets, Hobart TAS 7000, Australia

Two teams of heavy-hitters go head-to-head in the annual Beaker Street Festival debate, taking sides on the fate of humanity in a world of artificial intelligence:

AI will render human creativity worthless

Be entertained, persuaded, and enthralled by a battle of brains and bravado! The team that gets the rowdiest applause takes the coveted Tip Shop Trophy. This annual Festival favourite will be chaired by ABC Radio National’s Natasha Mitchell, and recorded for broadcast on the Big Ideas program.

Our two team captains will be returning debate champion, the legendary and formidable Professor Barbara Holland, and star of Gimlet’s award-winning, chart-topping podcast Science Vs, Wendy Zukerman.

Immediately following this performance, the audience and speakers will be invited across the street to Beaker Street’s Festival Hub at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. Featuring delicious food and drink, live music, science/art exhibitions, 150+ scientists to chat with, and more — you won’t want to miss it.