Live webinar with Ed Santow:

Wednesday, 27 July, 2021


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What does innovation mean for you?

New and emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, additive manufacturing and robotics are reshaping our world. They present unprecedented opportunities and threats. On the back of the Australian Human Rights Commissions Human Rights and Technology Final Report, join Human Rights Commissioner Ed Santow and Chair of Standards Australia Committee on AI Aurelie Jacquet as we unpack Australia’s national strategy for responsible innovation.

In this webinar we'll discuss:

  • How Australia can lead the way globally in innovation
  • Challenges and opportunities with emerging technologies
  • The use of artificial intelligence in decision making by government and the private sector
  • Accessible technology for people with disability

Date: Tuesday, 27 July, 2021

Time: 2 - 3 PM AEST

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Our Speakers

Edward Santow

Edward Santow has been Human Rights Commissioner at the Australian Human Rights Commission since August 2016. Ed leads the Commission’s work on technology and human rights; refugees and migration; human rights issues affecting LGBTI people; counter-terrorism and national security; freedom of expression; and implementing the Optional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture (OPCAT). Ed’s areas of expertise include human rights, public law and discrimination law. He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law and a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Human Rights and the Fourth Industrial Revolution. In 2009 he was presented with an Australian Leadership Award, and in 2017, he was recognised as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. From 2010-2016, Ed was chief executive of the Public Interest Advocacy Centre.


Aurelie Jacquet

Aurelie is a member of the NSW Government AI Advisory Committee.  Aurelie is the chair of the standards committee representing Australia at the international standards on AI. The co-chair of the first accredited global certification program for AI developed under the Global AI Action Alliance for the World Economic Forum; An expert for the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and works with them on various initiatives, such as the standard on organizational governance of AI. She is a member of the European AI Alliance, the editorial board of Springer’s International Journal on AI & Ethics, and of the Australian Computer Society’s AI Ethics Committee. In 2021, she won the Australia-New Zealand Women in AI and the law award, and was recognised by Women in AI Ethics (WAIE) as one of the 100 Brilliant Women in AI Ethics globally.

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