Event August 2020
The role of AI in Australia in 2030: Policy implications and the nature of industry in society
Tuesday, 18 August 2020, ACOLA and the Institute of Public Administration Australia (IPAA) (ACT Branch) held a virtual panel session on Artificial Intelligence and government delivery.
Featuring a keynote presentation by Australia’s Chief Scientist, Dr Alan Finkel AO, the panel of Artificial Intelligence (AI) experts and key Government officials leading AI implementation discussed future opportunities and challenges for AI in our society.
The panel’s conversation focused on the role of AI for innovation in industry and service delivery and the implications this will have on our society for 2030, as well as discussing how AI will reshape government delivery and the importance and need to harness AI in Government.
The session was opened and facilitated by:
- Dr David Hazlehurst
Deputy Secretary, Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment
With a keynote presentation by:
- Dr Alan Finkel AO,
Australia’s Chief Scientist
Followed by facilitated discussions with our panelists:
- Dr Genevieve Bell AO,
Expert Working Group Member of ACOLA’s Artificial Intelligence Report
Director, 3A Insititute, Australian National University
- Dr Simon Barry,
Deputy Director, Data61
- Narelle Luchetti,
First Assistant Secretary, Digital Economy and Technology, Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources
IPAA ACT Councillor
This live-streamed event was in partnership with IPAA, visit the IPAA past event page
Video: a complete video of the event (1 hour 30 minutes) is available, and can be viewed on IPAA’s Vimeo channel
Transcript: Keynote by Dr Alan Finkel AI: Can we get it right, please?
ACOLA’s report: The effective and ethical development of artificial intelligence: An opportunity to improve our wellbeing.