School of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Melbourne
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Over the last decade, ideas of ‘ethical’ AI have transitioned from research papers, community projects and side panels to dedicated organisations, funding streams and keynote slots. We’ve moved from ethical principles, to proposed technical interventions, to re-framing of ethical issues as issues of justice, structural oppression and systemic failure. There’s been ethics washing, ethics bashing, and ethics selling.
Has ethical AI run its course, or courses? And if ethical AI is dead, what comes afterwards?
In this lecture, Ellen Broad explores recent evolutions and transitions in ethical AI, its influences and failures, and looks to what might come next, against the backdrop of a year of profound social, economic and environmental upheaval for us all.
Presented as part of the ARC Centre for Mathematical and Statistical Frontiers (ACEMS) Virtual Public Lecture Series.
The Australian Associated Press is a fundamental part of the Australian media landscape. For 85 years it’s provided coverage on almost all aspects of Australian life and supplied reliable news and information for media outlets across the country. When the consortium of major media companies announced it would close in June, AAP looked doomed. But since then there has been an awakening of interest and support; now AAP not only exists, but has a renewed mission to tell new kinds of stories, as well as provide an important journal of record coverage. Join AAP’s new CEO, Emma Cowdroy, and new chairperson, Jonty Low, for a discussion of how AAP was saved and the many challenges that lie ahead.
The 2020 AN Smith Lecture on Journalism will be presented online as a panel discussion between AAPs CEO and Chairperson and moderated by Associate Professor Andrew Dodd, Director of the University of Melbourne’s Centre for Advancing Journalism.
Arthur Norman Smith was a founder of the Australian Journalists’ Association, served as its first general president and for five years as its general secretary. Thanks to a generous bequest from the Smith family, the prestigious A.N. Smith Lecture in Journalism is presented each year by a leading authority on some aspect of journalism.