Ethical AI: Why all the fuss?

Free Public Lecture

Ethical AI: Why all the fuss?

Woodward Conference Centre, Level 10, 185 Pelham Street, Carlton
Woodward Conference Centre
10th Floor, 185 Pelham Street


AI, ethics and the emerging digital revolution have become a hot-button issue in recent times in both mass media and broader society. Leading AI expert Professor Toby Walsh is at the forefront of this discussion and will join us to explore the new issues these technologies present and reflect on the pre-existing ones we still need to consider. Covering topics from driverless cars to Cambridge Analytica, he will examine the findings of the recent ACOLA report on the effective and ethical development of AI within Australia, a report prepared by the learned academies which he co-chaired.

A panel discussion will follow the presentation with Dr Simon Ng, Chief Scientist and Engineer, Trusted Autonomous Systems Defence CRC, Professor James Bailey, School of Computing and Information Systems, The University of Melbourne and Professor Jeannie Paterson from Melbourne Law School.


  • Professor Toby Walsh
    Professor Toby Walsh, University of New South Wales