Security and privacy in an artificially intelligent world

Security and privacy in an artificially intelligent world

Mar 27
CEDA welcomes global thought leader, Microsoft President and Chief Legal Officer, Brad Smith to address security and privacy in an artificially intelligent world.


Brad Smith, President, Microsoft
Genevieve Bell, Distinguished Professor and Director, 3A Institute, Australian National University

Event overview

With the proliferation of AI technologies impacting our daily lives, how do governments and corporates ensure the privacy of those using these technologies and the security of information.

This session will examine:

  • The data revolution, AI technologies and their capacity for good, and bad;
  • Finding the balance between business intelligence and respect for consumer data; and
  • Development of AI principles to guide the use of AI technologies that are trustworthy and acknowledge privacy and security considerations.

Event presentations

Brad Smith, Microsoft MP3

Moderated discussion MP3

Delegate handout PDF

Meet the keynote speaker

Brad Smith
President, Microsoft

Brad Smith joined Microsoft in 1993 and before becoming General Counsel in 2002, he spent three years leading the Legal and Corporate Affairs (LCA) team in Europe, then five years serving as the Deputy General Counsel responsible for LCA's teams outside the United States. Brad has overseen numerous negotiations leading to competition law and intellectual property agreements with governments around the world and with companies across the IT sector. He has played a leading role within Microsoft and in the IT sector on government surveillance, privacy, intellectual property, immigration and computer science education policy issues. In 2013, he was named by the National Law Journal as one of the 100 most influential lawyers in the United States. In 2014, the New York Times called Brad, 'a de facto ambassador for the technology industry at large'.

Meet the chair

Genevieve Bell
Distinguished Professor and Director, 3A Institute, Australian National University

Genevieve is the Director of the Autonomy, Agency and Assurance (3A) Institute, Florence Violet McKenzie Chair, and a Distinguished Professor at the Australian National University (ANU) as well as a Vice President and Senior Fellow at Intel Corporation. She is a cultural anthropologist, technologist and futurist best known for her work at the intersection of cultural practice and technology development.

Supported by CEDA member

Major sponsor

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