Faculty of Fine Arts and Music at the University of Melbourne
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Plant biosecurity controls at Australia’s borders minimise the risk of exotic pests and diseases entering Australia and protects the $32 billion agriculture, horticulture and forestry industries, as well as Australia’s native flora. There are important plant pathogens not only exotic to Australia but also within Australia that should not be spread to other countries.
Efficient and sensitive diagnostic procedures need to be developed and made available to industry and quarantine personnel to accurately identify specific plant pathogens.
In this Dean’s Research Seminar, Professor Paul Taylor will introduce a range of high risk pathogens that threaten the viability of Australian agriculture and discuss research into identifying new fungal pathogens that uses gene sequencing, classic microscopy and pathogenicity bioassays.
Are robots reasonable? Should the law discriminate between AI and human behaviour or is a radical rethink required?
Featuring the internationally renowned Professor Ryan Abbott, Professor of Law and Health Sciences at the University of Surrey School of Law, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and author of The Reasonable Robot: Artificial Intelligence and the Law.
Ryan will be interviewed by Professor Jeannie Marie Paterson, co-director of CAIDE and through leader in the field of AI, Law and fairness.
Does our antiquated legal framework constrain inventive AI. Should AI be allowed to invent? Ryan argues that the law should not discriminate between AI and human behaviour and proposes a new legal principle aims to improve human well-being.Join this discussion jointly presented by Centre for Artifical Intelligence and Digital Ethics (CAIDE) and the Australian Society for Computers and Law (AUSCL)