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Karen Palmer  

Award-Winning Filmmaker Known for RIOT

Karen Palmer is the Storyteller from the Future. She is an Award Winning International Artist and TED Speaker. She creates immersive film experiences that combine the genres of film, A.I. technology, gaming, Immersive Storytelling, Neuroscience, Consciousness, Implicit Bias, Behavioural Psychology and the Parkour philosophy of moving through fear.

She speaks about the impact of technology from a social justice perspective and the necessity to Democratise AI. The Future of Storytelling and How Art & Tech have the power to influence your Cognitive Behaviour. Her work has been exhibited at the V&A in London, the PHI Centre Montreal, Sensory Stories Exhibition, The Future of Storytelling, SXSW Austin, The Museum of Modern Art Peru etc. 2017 she was acknowledged as one of the Digital Dozen Award for breakthroughs in storytelling for her immersive film RIOT.

Recently she received Honorary Mention for the STARTS Prize for her current work Perception iO (Input Output). This is an A.I. Law enforcement training simulation which will watch you back. This immersive, emotionally responsive film will give you insight into how human bias creates biased networks and the necessity for A.I. transparency and governance. At this time there is a global demand to defund the police! After extensive research in Artificial Intelligence, Perception iO will enable participants to experience how easily human bias can be intergraded into networks by humans and therefore understand the necessity for Transparency and Regulation in AI.

There have been numerous articles on her work published in Wired Magazine, Forbes, CBS TV , Fast Company , Engadget, NBC,The Guardian described her work as“ It leapfrogs over VR” to name a few.

Karen has been described as a Thought Leader in the realms of Immersive Storytelling, Futurism and Tech. She has been opening keynote speaker at AT&T Shape Conference, L.A. invited to the Google Cultural Institute in Paris to talk and TEDx Australia Speaker at the Sydney Opera House. FoST Global Summit and the Strategic Storytelling Seminar. She is often keynote speakers at events such as ZKM Living Amongst Intelligent Machines AI Con- ference in Germany. Nederlands Film Festival was keynote speaker and facilitator a story- telling workshop.Was opening speaker for Wired for Wonder Festival, for theme was inspiration and wonder, Australia Sydney & Melbourne, Expanded Realties symposium ,The future of Immersive Storytelling, London IFA+Summit Innovative Summit in conjunction with the biggest Technology trade show in the world, Berlin, Neuro- Hackathon keynote speaker, Technology and Neuro Science, London XConf Technology Conference, NY Silbersalz Festival, was keynote speaker, Future, Sci- ence & media Festival, Halle Germany, Strategic Storytelling Seminar NYC Lincoln Centre, MIT Special invited speaker, Sensory Storytelling.CPH:DOX, Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival under the theme, Art, Technology & Change, that focuses on the rising political awareness and activism at the intersection of art, technology and social change, to name a few.

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