Artificial Intelligence Summit

In Partnership with the Digital AI Summit and the British Consulate General, the Committee was proud to present two global experts on AI and Ethics:  Dr Mariarosaria Taddeo, Research Fellow, Deputy Director of the Digital Ethics Lab at Oxford University’s Internet Institute, and Fellow at the Alan Turing Institute of Technology, and Roger Taylor - Chair of the UK Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation

Dr Taddeo gave the closing keynote address of the AI Summit where she discussed the ‘ethical governance of AI’. "In a world where AI is going to aid and improve individuals and society, more AI means more humanness - AI should free us to do more things we want to do" said Dr Taddeo. 

Along with Dr Taddeo’s keynote, we presented the ‘State of the Nation – National Digital AI Overview’ panel session with Committee for Melbourne Director Jacqui Savage, also CEO and Founder, MedCorp Technologies; Cheryl George, Commercial Director, CSIRO Data61;  Rohan Raghavan, AI Lead, EY and international guest, Mr. Roger Taylor, Chair at the Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation, UK.  

Committee member Lime generously sponsored a Welcome Reception in the courtyard of Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre for our international speakers and Summit guests.  

Roger Taylor was invited to brief the first Victorian All Parliamentary Group (VAPPGAI) of the 59th Victorian Parliament in the afternoon of 27 August, co-hosted by Minister Pakula and Shadow Minister Wooldridge.  The Committee for Melbourne spearheaded the creation of the VAPPGAI on 7 March 2018, only the second jurisdiction in the world to do so after the UK.  

Each year, the Pearcey Oration is presented by an eminent Australian or international expert reflecting on critical technological issues impacting on our nation's future.   Roger Taylor delivered the 2019 Pearcey Oration, this year hosted by the Woodward Centre, Melbourne Law School, where he discussed the ethics surrounding the application of AI in our society, and how these might be codified to reflect its rapidly emerging significance.