Artificial intelligence and ethics: the future of work

Artificial intelligence and ethics: the future of work

May 6
CEDA is pleased to welcome key thinkers to discuss how future artificial intelligence will impact the workforce and the ethics of the application of new technologies.


Osmond Chiu, Senior Policy Officer, CPSU
Dr. Jim Minifie, Director, AlphaBeta
Beth Worrall, National Skills Program Lead, Microsoft
Dr Eva Balan-Vnuk, Executive Director ICT and Digital Government, Department of the Premier and Cabinet

Event overview

The use of artificial intelligence (AI) is growing exponentially, with machine learning, task automation and robotics already widely used in business and the modern workplace. What impact will AI have on society, business and the workforce? How do we design ethical AI built on trust, fairness, transparency and accountability?

Join CEDA for this important discussion.

Event presentations

Dr Jim Minifie, AlphaBeta MP3

Osmond Chiu, Community and Public Sector Union MP3

Moderated discussion MP3

Delegate handout PDF

Meet the speakers

Osmond Chiu
Senior Policy Officer, CPSU

Osmond Chiu is the Senior Policy and Research Officer at the Community and Public Sector Union which represents employees in the Australian Public Service, ACT Public Service, NT Public Service and broadcasting. Prior to joining the CPSU, he worked in the Australian Public Service. He has been published in the Sydney Morning Herald, Guardian Australia, SBS, Eureka Street and Jacobin.

Dr. Jim Minifie
Director, AlphaBeta

Dr Jim Minifie leads the Melbourne office of economics and strategy firm AlphaBeta. AlphaBeta is at the forefront of using advanced analytics, including AI tools, in economics. The firm recently supported the development of an AI strategy for a national government. AlphaBeta has also extensively studied the economics of innovation and automation, including through a series of projects that explore how technology is changing the demand for skills.
Before joining AlphaBeta, Jim led the Productivity Growth Program at the Grattan Institute from 2012 to 2018. At Grattan, Jim led projects on economy-wide structural shifts and the policies to get the most out of them, including on investment across the economy, on competition across the economy, on the economics of platforms like Uber and Airbnb, and on the economics of cloud computing.

Beth Worrall
National Skills Program Lead, Microsoft

A corporate responsibility professional, Beth Worrall has held senior roles spanning technology, banking, health, resources, engineering, government and social entrepreneurship. Beth has led community and skills programs for some of the world’s biggest companies, including Bupa and Bank of America. Having started her career at Microsoft, Beth has recently returned to the company to lead the National Skills and Future of Work agenda from Adelaide.

Meet the facilitator

Dr Eva Balan-Vnuk
Executive Director ICT and Digital Government, Department of the Premier and Cabinet

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