Enabling the ethical development of AI

Enabling the ethical development of AI

Jun 21
CEDA welcomes Data61 Chief Executive Officer, Adrian Turner, to examine the ethical development of Artificial Intelligence (AI).


Adrian Turner, Chief Executive Officer, CSIRO's Data61
Tom Daemen, Director, Corporate, External and Legal Affairs, Microsoft
Dr Jed Horner, Policy Manager, Standards Australia
Christina Larkin, Director, EY

Event overview

AI offers a new world of technologies, insights, and industries to disrupt how we work and engage with our customers.
Increasingly though, many are starting to pay closer attention to the ethical questions that AI raises including wealth distribution, guarding against AI mistakes, eliminating bias and job dislocation.
This event will examine:

  • What it means to be human in a digital world: quality of life, wealth creation, and social inclusion;
  • How do we apply ethical standards to the creation of and use of AI?
  • What applications of AI present the most challenging ethical conundrums? and; 
  • What is the role of government and regulators?

Event presentations

Adrian Turner, Data61 MP3

Moderated discussion MP3

Delegate handout PDF

Meet the keynote speaker

Adrian Turner
Chief Executive Officer, CSIRO's Data61

Adrian is the CEO of CSIRO’s Data61, the data and digital specialist arm of Australia’s national science agency. He is an influential Australian technology entrepreneur who has spent 18 years in Silicon Valley. He is also co-chair of the Australia Cyber Security Growth Centre (AustCyber), a member of the Board of Directors for the Australian eHealth Research Centre (AeHRC), a member of the World Economic Forum Global Future Council on Digital Economy and a member of the Genomics Health Futures Mission Steering Committee. Most recently he was Managing Director and Co-Founder of Borondi Group.

Meet the panel

Tom Daemen
Director, Corporate, External and Legal Affairs, Microsoft

Tom Daemen is a Director in Microsoft’s Corporate, External and Legal Affairs group. He currently leads the legal and government affairs teams in Australia and New Zealand, and previously held numerous other positions with Microsoft around the world. For example, he worked in Brussels and helped the company navigate the European Union’s legal and political maze, and also led the global legal team responsible for Skype and Office. He is a frequent speaker on a range of digital issues, including privacy, security and artificial intelligence. With legal degrees from Europe and the United States, Mr. Daemen is both an English Solicitor and a U.S. qualified lawyer.

Dr Jed Horner
Policy Manager, Standards Australia

Dr Jed Horner is Policy Manager for Standards Australia. He works to enhance Australia’s participation in ICT Standards, including through global fora, and drives engagement with industry domestically. He has been engaged in large scale strategy development for the NSW Government, including on digital transformation and innovation. Prior to working in Government, Jed was instrumental in major Commonwealth anti-discrimination law reform and was a Project Director for the Australian Human Rights Centre at UNSW, Sydney.

Christina Larkin
Director, EY

Christina is a Director at EY and leads the Digital Trust Assurance practice. Since joining in 2011 Christina has delivered a number of assurance engagements for organisations across the EMEIA and Asia Pacific regions.

Gavin Smith
Partner, Allens

Gavin is the head of the Allens national Technology, Media and Telecommunications practice. His practice focuses on all aspects of the technology, media, telecommunications and data markets. He specialises in large-scale technology procurements, business process and technology outsourcing and offshoring deals and corporate transactions in the technology, telecommunications and new media sectors. Gavin also advises on major sports broadcast rights deals and commercial and regulatory telecommunications matters.

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