Artificial Intelligence: Future directions in technology and law

The Australian Academy of Science and the Australian Academy of Law are delivering their annual joint symposium for 2021. This year the topic is Artificial Intelligence: Future directions in technology and law.

Speakers will each give a 10-minute presentation, followed by a Q&A session. The event will be moderated by The Hon Dr Annabelle Bennett AC FAA FAAL SC.

Professor Lyria Bennett Moses FAAL: Director of Allens Hub for Technology, Law and Innovation at UNSW Sydney in the Faculty of Law and Justice. Professor Bennett Moses has written about the limitations of AI and data-driven approaches to decision-making in government, law enforcement and the legal system, and why it is crucial for everyone to understand how smart machines are impacting on our society.

Professor Svetha Venkatesh FAA FTSE: Alfred Deakin Professor, ARC Laureate Fellow and Co-Director of the Applied Artificial Intelligence Institute at Deakin University. She is a leading Australian computer scientist who has made fundamental and influential contributions to the field of activity and event recognition in multimedia data.

Professor Toby Walsh FAA: As a leading researcher in Artificial Intelligence, he is a Laureate Fellow and Scientia Professor of Artificial Intelligence in the School of Computer Science and Engineering at UNSW Sydney, and leader of the Algorithmic Decision Theory group at CSIRO Data61.

Mr Edward Santow FAAL: Serving as Australia’s Human Rights Commissioner from 2016-2021, he recently started as Industry Professor - Responsible Technology at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS). He leads a major UTS initiative to build Australia’s strategic capability in AI and new technology, which will support Australian business and government to be leaders in responsible innovation by developing and using AI that is powerful, effective and fair.
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