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International Dimensions of Artificial Intelligence

22nd February, 2019 | Crawford School of Public Policy, Canberra

The Topic:

How public policy, research and industry are approaching the opportunities and risks of AI in an international context.

The Event:

This successful event, hosted at the Australian National University’s (ANU) Crawford School of Public Policy, attracted a sell-out crowd keen to hear experts from Australia and Europe participate in a dynamic discussion around current public policy and research trends in different aspects of artificial intelligence, in particular as they relate to the Australian Government’s newly released 'Australia’s Tech Future' strategy.

A morning panel discussion explored different national approaches, policies and strategies around AI, and included presentations from the European Commission’s perspective, as well as from EU Member States, and the Australian Government. The discussion provided a forum in which experiences and policy directions were shared and different approaches from different jurisdictions compared.

The afternoon sessions involved several workshops on pertinent research topics related to AI and were followed by networking cocktails. Each workshop addressed different aspects of AI, with particular focus on current trends in research and industry and included international as well as local perspectives. Workshop topics included:

  • Cybersecurity - when AI becomes a threat but also a part of the solution
  • Security - safeguarding online and physical systems
  • Law/Policy - enabling reliable and trusted governance and business environments
  • Health - improving health and well-being outcomes
  • Education - transforming learning environments, organisations and professions
  • Arts/Culture - enlivening experience and community
  • Robotic Vision - creating intelligent vision-capable robots

Read the event press release here.

Speakers, Discussants & Presentations:

Further Details:

This event was hosted at the Australian National University by the Crawford School of Public Policy, in collaboration with the 3A Institute, the ANU Law School and the National Security College, and was supported by the European Commission’s EPIC project.

  1. More information on this event can be found on www.eventbrite.com.au.
  2. Download the flyer here.
  3. Download the full programme here.


International Data Spaces (IDS) is an initiative supported by the German government, its mission is to design a trustworthy architecture for the data economy: to support the secure exchange and the simple linking of data in business ecosystems on the basis of standards and by means of common governance models. The IDS aims to guarantee data sovereignty by an open, vendor-independent architecture for a peer-to-peer network which provides usage control of data from all domains.

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