Whether it’s mining information, interpreting meaning, making predictions or automating processes, AI, robotics and technology at a cutting edge level will decide the shape of societies, economies and our relations with each other. Now more than ever, we need to rapidly consider how we embrace and respond to the impact and disruption that AI and data science are bringing to every sector across the world.

Join us in the debate ‘is automation good for humanity and the environment?’

Robert Sparrow is a philosopher who deals in the often uncomfortable real-world ethical implications of adopting new technologies. Advances being developed in all walks of science and engineering, from artificial intelligence to genetic engineering, raise fundamental issues of democracy and consent. Rob’s research focuses on formulating ethical arguments that contribute to the public and political debate on these controversial topics.e

Tim Dwyer is an Associate Professor within the Faculty of Information Technology and Associate Dean of External Engagement.




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Sun 10 / Feb 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM


Off The Grid
Birrarung Marr, Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia



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