Artificial intelligence and ethics

Artificial intelligence and ethics

Mar 20
Economics is pushing the rapid development of artificial intelligence (AI). At this event we explore how future AI will impact individuals, businesses, our society and ask how ethical will the application of new technology be?


David Thodey AO, Chairman, CSIRO
Katherine Teh, Managing Director, Futureye

Event overview

Rudimentary interaction and automation are shifting toward genuine machine intelligence capable of reasoning and decision making. Combating algorithmic bias, educating and skilling for a new environment and understanding the societal impacts presents an ethical dilemma with few historical comparisons.

We are part of a connected world. Avoiding the creation of a new parallel society of those empowered or disempowered by advances in technology will take more than domestic regulation and policy. Opportunity exists for Australian governments and businesses to lead and influence global thought on how we further develop, utilise and regulate AI.  

Join CEDA’s senior audience of leaders to hear how we will respond to what is fundamentally an ethical question, born of our time, and one that will shape the future of our society and economy.

Event presentations

David Thodey AO, Chairman, CSIRO, Presentation MP3
Moderated discussion MP3
Delegate handout PDF

Meet the speaker

David Thodey AO
Chairman, CSIRO

David has said “we have an ethical moral responsibility to move all of Australia forward and technology is not the monster – it's the enabler of the new.”  The former Chief Executive Officer of Telstra and IBM Australian/New Zealand is a passionate technologist, former Chairman of Basketball Australia and is leading the review of the Australian public service due in 2019.

Meet the moderator

Katherine Teh
Managing Director, Futureye

Katherine specialises in corporate strategy for organisations facing fast-changing socio-political expectations. She is the Chair of Monash University’s Castan Centre for Human Rights Law; is on the advisory committee of the Research Unit in Public Cultures at the University of Melbourne; and is a Global Ambassador for the UN Global Compact Cities Program.

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