Governing AI in Australia
Is there a case for regulation?
6pm – 8pm
Wednesday, 30 October 2019
Kindly hosted by Herbert Smith Freehills
The dawn of intelligent robots. Clouds and deep-learning machines. Big data and black-box algorithms. Artificial intelligence could upend every aspect of our lives. For one billion people with disability in the world, technology can transform life itself.
These are some of the issues the Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is considering in its Human Rights and Technology Project, which is looking at what technology means for our society and how it can be harnessed for good.
Can the existing law be applied in new ways, or is legislative reform required? Does a co-regulatory approach provide more flexibility? How can human rights compliant AI be encouraged or incentivised?
Join Australian Human Rights Commissioner, Edward Santow for a keynote address and a panel discussion with AI and data experts.
- Rachel Dixon, Victorian Privacy and Data Protection Deputy Commissioner
- Dr Catriona Wallace, Founder & Executive Director at FlamingoAI
- Ellen Broad, Ellen is currently a Senior Fellow with the 3A Institute, within the College of Engineering and Computer Science at Australian National University. She has held roles as Head of Technical Delivery, Consumer Data Standards for CSIRO’s Data61, Head of Policy for the Open Data Institute (ODI), ministerial adviser on data to senior UK cabinet minister Elisabeth Truss and Manager of Digital Policy and Projects for the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions. She is a member of the Australian government’s Data Advisory Council and author of Made by Humans: The AI Condition (Melbourne University Publishing, 2018). She has written about data for publications including The Guardian, New Scientist and Griffith Review. A board game about data she created with Jeni Tennison, CEO of the Open Data Institute, is being played in 19 countries.
- Kwok Tang, Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills
A special video from Dr Peter Lovelock, Director and Founder, Technology Research Project Corporate (TRPC); Singapore Chapter, Institute of Communications, with more than 25 years experience in telecoms, media, including regulatory assessments and implementation throughout Asia.
Registration from 5.45 pm for 6.00 pm start. Followed by drinks & canapes, finishing at 8.00 pm.
Seminar cost: $80
IIC Members: $65
Tickets available here.
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