International Dimensions of Artificial Intelligence
22nd February, 2019 | Crawford School of Public Policy, Canberra
How public policy, research and industry are approaching the opportunities and risks of AI in an international context.
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:
- Elizabeth Kelly | Deputy Secretary, Department of Industry, Innovation & Science | Australia's Tech Future
- Ben Reid | Executive Director, AI Forum of New Zealand | Presentation: Artificial Intelligence: Shaping a Future New Zealand
- Nicholas Nicoloudis | SAP | Presentation: How Industry, Government & Academia Align to Ensure Data Privacy
- Enzo Maria Le Fevre | Agency for Digital Italy | Presentation: The use of Emerging Technologies in the Public Sector
- Erich Prem | CEO, eutema Technology Management | Presentation: Strategies for Artificial Intelligence
- Sébastien Monnet | Science, Technology & Education Advisor, Embassy of Switzerland in Australia | Presentation: Artificial Intelligence in Switzerland: Policy Perspectives
- Judith Reinhard | Head, Science & Innovation, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Australia | Presentation: AI Made in Germany: National Strategy & International Cooperation
- Dana Petcu | Professor & Vice-Rector, West University of Timisoara & Research Institute e-Austria Timisoara | Presentation: AI in High Education Environments
- Neils Wouters | Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Microsoft Research Centre for Social Natural User Interface, University of Melbourne | Presentation: Biometric Mirror: Art + Science to Unpack Ethics of AI
- Sue Keay | Research Director, Data61| Presentation: Robotics & AI in Australia; Opportunities & Challenges
- Juxi Leitner | Research Fellow, Australia Centre for Robotic Vision | Presentation: Robotic Vision, Learning, Grasping...
- Tim Llewellynn | CEO, nViso | Presentation: Building Distributed & Decentralized AI Systems of Systems: Security & Privacy Challenges
- Scott Chamberlain | Senior Lecturer in Legal Practice, Australian National University | Presentation: Dimensions of AI - Law & Lex Automagica
- Stan Karanasios | Senior Research Fellow, School of Business, Information, Technology & Logistics, RMIT University | Presentation: AI for Everyday Life: Human Well-being in the Age of AI
- Amy McLennan | Research Fellow, 3A Institute, Australian National University | Workshop: Education, Culture & Robotic Vision
- Jane Hunter | Senior Lecturer, School of Education, University of Technology Sydney | Workshop: Education - Transforming Learning Environments, Organisations & Professions
- Lubi Thomas | Co-Director, Ars Australia | Workshop: Arts/Culture - Enlivening Experience & Community
- Kobi Leins | Research Fellow, 3A Institute, Australian National University | Workshop: Law/Policy - Enabling Reliable & Trusted Governance & Business Environments
- Adam Henschke | Senior Lecturer in National Security, Australian National University | Workshop: Security - Safeguarding Online & Physical Systems
- Watch a lecture given by 3A Institute Director and ANU Distinguished Professor Genevieve Bell entitled Managing the Machines: a Year in Review
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.
- More information on this event can be found on www.eventbrite.com.au.
- Download the flyer here.
- 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.