SERIES

Conversation

DATE & TIME

27 MARCH 2019
3 – 5pm

LOCATION

BANK OF QUEENSLAND
Lvl 6, 100 Skyring Terrace
Newstead, QLD 4000

PRICE

GENERAL TICKETS $30
ALLIANCE MEMBERS FREE

Alliance: Can we trust AI to make our decisions? (Brisbane)

Already we’re outsourcing many of our key business decisions to Artificial Intelligence – from data extraction to retail analysis to recruitment. Some we’re aware of, others may surprise you.

As organisations that care about raising the standards of business, how can we be sure of the ethical integrity of the technologies we employ?

The increased use of AI has real potential to further embed biases – notably age, gender and race – within the systems we rely on. Between 2014 and 2017 Amazon tried to build an algorithmic system to analyze resumes and suggest the best hires. An anonymous Amazon employee called it the “holy grail” if it actually worked.

But it didn’t. After the company trained the algorithm on 10 years of its own hiring data, the algorithm reportedly became biased against female applicants. The word “women,” like in women’s sports, would cause the algorithm to specifically rank applicants lower. After Amazon engineers attempted to fix that problem, the algorithm still wasn’t up to snuff and the project was ended.

What responsibilities do organisations have for the ethical integrity of the technologies they employ? And how might these obligations be discharged?

*This event is open to all, but is free for Alliance members. If your organisation is a member of the Alliance, simply select the member option via the ticket link above. Non-members can purchase tickets for the event.

Speakers

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David Watts

David Watts is Professor of Information Law and Policy at La Trobe University Law School. He is an experienced regulator, leader, policy maker, consultant and public and private sector lawyer. David led the Big Data/Open Data task force established by the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Privacy and is a privacy advisor to UN Global Pulse.

Lisa Erhart

Lisa Erhart

Digital product manager and mentor Lisa Erhart has spent years immersed in digital innovation. She has led projects for the NSW State Insurance Regulatory Authority, collaborating with the NSW Data Analytics Centre and Digital NSW Accelerator. By partnering with leaders such as ARC Hardware Incubator, River City Labs Accelerator, QUT Bluebox, Split Spaces and RAPAD, her contribution has helped to advance the Qld innovation ecosystem.

Tiberio Caetano

Tiberio Caetano

Tiberio has spent the last 20 years working on machine learning in numerous roles as a student, researcher, academic, entrepreneur and practitioner; collaborating with individuals and organisations across the world. He believes the path to a more ethical world is through a deeper understanding of the cause and effect relationships between actions and wellbeing.

Who is it for?


  • ALLIANCE LEADERS
  • ALLIANCE MEMBERS
  • THE CHANGEMAKER
  • THE LEADER

What you'll take away


  • 01AN UNDERSTANDING OF ETHICS AND ETHICAL ISSUES YOU FACE AT WORK
  • 02COLLABORATIVELY EXPLORE SOLUTIONS
  • 03HOW CRUCIAL ETHICS IS TO BUSINESS
  • 04TECH’S POTENTIAL FOR GOOD - AND EVIL

Things to think about