From self-driving cars to automated personal assistants, artificial intelligence is well on its way to impacting every facet of our daily lives. Already, industries and governments are relying on machine learning to make important decisions that will have a real effect on the lives of consumers and citizens.
This raises an important question: how can we make algorithms more ethical than humans?
Hosted by the University of Sydney from 27-29 March 2019, this forum will bring together world-renowned experts to address the current crisis in confidence around algorithms.
Algorithms are a fundamental tool in everyday machine learning and artificial intelligence, but experts have identified a number of ethical problems, including biased modelling and inaccurate data. Our speakers – who span diverse disciplines such as ethics, law, and artificial intelligence – will:
This symposium will review current research and practice relating to ethical aspects of algorithms, assess limitations, and identify the work required to pave the way for a new generation of ethical data science techniques. This symposium is an exciting opportunity to exchange views on the viability, legitimacy, and complexity of algorithmic decision-making.
Topics covered include:
The Symposium will run between 27 and 29 March 2019. Ticket prices are as follows:
Chief Data Scientist at QuantumBlack Australia
Nicolas is an Associate Partner at McKinsey, and Chief Data Scientist for QuantumBlack Australia. He advises organisations on starting or progressing along their analytics journeys.
Associate Professor of Technology Law & Policy, UWA
Julia joined UWA in January 2019, after more than a decade in Europe and the US. Her research focuses on civic and rights-based responses to emerging technologies. She is an expert in privacy, intellectual property, internet governance, and the law and politics of data, automation, and artificial intelligence.
CEO of the United States Studies Centre
Simon's teaching and research centres on public opinion, election campaigns, political participation, and electoral systems. He is known for his work on poll averaging and predicting election outcomes.
Scientia Professor of artificial intelligence at UNSW
Toby is a leading researcher in Artificial Intelligence. He leads the Algorithmic Decision Theory group at Data61, Australia's Centre of Excellence for ICT Research, and is guest professor at TU Berlin.
Head, School of Philosophy. Project Lead, Humanising Machine Intelligence Grand Challenge, ANU
Seth is Associate Professor of Philosophy at ANU, head of the school of philosophy there, and project lead of the Humanising Machine Intelligence Grand challenge (hmi.anu.edu.au).
Human Rights Commissioner
Edward Santow has been Human Rights Commissioner at the Australian Human Rights Commission since August 2016. He is currently leading the Commission’s work on detention and implementing the Optional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture (OPCAT); refugees and migration; human rights issues affecting LGBTI people; counter-terrorism and national security; technology and human rights; freedom of expression; and freedom of religion.
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The University of Sydney
The closest train station to the conference is Central Station. From Central Station you can catch buses 428, 426, 423 and M30 to City Road before Butlin Avenue. For more information, please visit Transport NSW.
A total of 10 travel support scholarships of US$1000 each will be provided to higher degree research students and early-career researchers who provide the best accepted papers according to the selection committee.