AI and ethics

AI and ethics

Feb 22
In the first of a national series of events, CEDA brings together leading thinkers to discuss the principles and policy frameworks for artificial intelligence (AI).


Katherine Bailey, Senior Principal, Accenture Technology, Accenture
Dr Jed Horner, Policy Manager, Standards Australia
Professor Toby Walsh, Scientia Professor of Artificial Intelligence, UNSW
Antony Cook, Associate General Counsel, Corporate, External and Legal Affairs, Asia, Microsoft

Event overview

What impact will AI have on our economy, institutions, workforce and society? How do we design ethical AI built on trust, fairness, transparency and accountability?

Join prominent AI researcher Professor Toby Walsh, Accenture's Katherine Bailey and Telstra's Julian Butler as we canvass the broad issues and opportunities for industry, research, government and the community.

Event presentations

Moderated discussion MP3

Delegate handout PDF

Meet the panel

Katherine Bailey
Senior Principal, Accenture Technology, Accenture

Katherine Bailey is the Natural Language Processing lead within Accenture Australia's AI and Automation Engineering group. Katherine speaks and writes regularly on the topic of AI and is committed to dispelling the myths and removing the confusion around it, teasing apart the real from the imaginary implications of these technologies, both practical and ethical. She recently presented to Google on the topic of controlling for morally relevant bias in NLP as part of Google’s Ethics in AI invited speaker series.

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.

Professor Toby Walsh
Scientia Professor of Artificial Intelligence, UNSW

Toby Walsh is a leading researcher in Artificial Intelligence. He was named by the Australian newspaper as a "rock star" of Australia's digital revolution. He is Scientia Professor of Artificial Intelligence at UNSW, leads the Algorithmic Decision Theory group at Data61, Australia's Centre of Excellence for ICT Research, and is Guest Professor at TU Berlin.

Meet the chair

Antony Cook
Associate General Counsel, Corporate, External and Legal Affairs, Asia, Microsoft

Antony Cook leads a multi-disciplinary team of 70 professionals that are responsible for providing legal and compliance support to business groups operating in the region; industry, community and government affairs counsel to Microsoft’s in-country operations; and support for digital security, intellectual property and data protection issues.

Additional participants to be confirmed.


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