Karen Palmer is the Storyteller from the Future. She is an Award Winning International Artist and Public Speaker. She speaks about her emotionally responsive film experiences at the intersection of AI, Immersive Storytelling, Neuroscience, Consciousness and Implicit Bias. Past topics include:- AI Voyage: Can Conscious Storytelling Save Us? Implicit bias. Democratising AI. The Future of Storytelling. How Art & Tech have the power to change your Cognitive Behaviour. How Storytelling effects the reality narrative.
Karen is the creator of Riot AI, an emotionally responsive, live action film which uses facial recognition and A.I. technology to navigate through a dangerous riot. The characters in the film react differently depending on the facial expression, influencing the outcomes of the interactions and providing a unique journey for each user. The RIOT prototype premiered at Festival of The Mind then The Future of Storytelling New York, V&A Museum London, PHI Centre Montreal, SXSW Austin, The Museum of Modern Art Peru to name just a few. RIOT received great reviews including the New York Times and extensive articles in NBC The Guardian and an article on CBS News TV. The RIOT prototype was honoured as part of the Digital Dozen Break Throughs in Storytelling 2017. Columbia DSL acknowledged the most innovative approaches to Narrative in the industries of art, entertainment, journalism and marketing.
Karen is a respected international public speaker on AI, New Tech and Storytelling as she shares her vision for the future of digital entertainment which she sees is Gaming, Film, Consciousness and Technology. She has been invited to the Google Cultural Institute in Paris to talk about her work and has been a TEDx Australia Speaker at the Sydney Opera House. Her talk on the future of gaming, film and technology titled “Your Brain is a Remote Control” was a TEDx Australia highlight. She is often keynote speakers at events such as The Netherlands Film Festival and ZKM Living Amongst Intelligent Machines AI Conference in Germany. Commissions include the 2012 London Olympics Cultural Lead and an HBO Award nominations at Filmteractive Festival in Poland.