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In his recent book, We, the Robots?: Regulating Artificial Intelligence and the Limits of the Law, Professor Simon Chesterman discusses the challenges of regulating new technology, acknowledging that they pose both significant risks but also great benefits. The book highlights the need for new institutions and rules to regulate AI with diverse examples from around the world, in particular considering developments around Asia.
Professor Chesterman, Dean of Law, National University of Singapore and Senior Director for AI Governance at AI Singapore, will discuss areas from driverless cars and governance by algorithm, to the impact of AI on the legal profession and the possibility that AI might play a role in regulating itself.
12.30pm - Artwork titled ‘The Dangerous Power of Speculation’ by Lucy West
1pm - Professor Jeannie Paterson, Co-Director, CAIDE, to host a discussion with Professor Simon Chesterman
This public lecture is hosted by the Centre for AI and Digital Ethics as part of the Ninian Stephen Law Program: New Legal Thinking for Emerging Technologies? project which was launched in May 2021.
‘The Dangerous Power of Speculation’ digital exhibition by Lucy West invites you to design your future by responding to ethical dilemmas and speculative scenarios, framed as a series of impossible questions and visuals across 4 screens. Each response you make builds upon the last, strengthening or weakening the ethical direction of that future scenario through each choice.
The visuals are designed to prime your choices and challenge your ethical norms through the burden of dilemmas.
The consequences of choice making are exaggerated with the intent to supercharge the discovery of your own set of ethical values.
The COVID-19 pandemic has emerged at a time when multilateralism is under unprecedented stresses and tensions. At the same time, the pandemic has transformed the ways in which we live and work – accelerating pre-existing trends towards digitalization, and opening up further opportunities for the use of innovation and creativity to drive growth.
In this address, Daren Tang, Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), will reflect on the ways in which WIPO and the global intellectual property ecosystem can respond to these developments and the challenges they bring.
The address will be followed by an interactive discussion with Mr Tang, hosted by Professor Andrew Christie, Melbourne Law School, and Ms Janelle Borham, President of the Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia. Attendees will be able to pose questions for discussion.
This webinar is being delivered live at 6.00pm AEDT Wednesday 20 October. For other time zones, please see details below:
6:00pm AEDT (NSW Tas Vic)
5:30pm ACDT (SA)
5:00pm AEST (Qld)
3:00pm AWST (WA)
8:00pm NZDT (NZ)
Francis Gurry Lecture on Intellectual Property
The Francis Gurry Lecture on Intellectual Property was established by the Melbourne Law School, in conjunction with the Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia, in 2009. The Lecture is named in honour of the Law School’s distinguished alumnus, Dr Francis Gurry, Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (2008-2020).
The Francis Gurry Lecture series has been generously supported by AIPPI Australia, IP Australia, IPSANZ and LESANZ.