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Governing AI in Australia

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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, Senior Fellow with the 3A Institute, within the College of Engineering and Computer Science at Australian National University
  • 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 and 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

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