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IIC Australian Chapter: Governing AI in Australia

Wednesday 30 october 2019, 6-8PM
hOSTED BY Herbert Smith Freehills, Sydney

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 the discussion with AI and data experts:


Edward Santow, Australian Human Rights Commissioner

Panel Discussion

Rachel Dixon, Victorian Privacy and Data Protection Deputy Commissioner
Dr Catriona Wallace, Founder & Executive Director at FlamingoAI
Ellen Broad, author, Data Policy Wonk, Data Tinkerer and former Head of Policy for the UK Open Data Institute
Kwok Tang,  Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills


An interview with Dr Peter Lovelock, Director & Founder, Technology Research Project Corporate (TRPC); Chair, IIC Singapore Chapter

Registration from 5.45 pm for a 6.00 pm start followed by drinks & canapes, finishing at 8.00 pm.

Further information is available here.




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