The Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources has just completed a national consultation on a draft AI Action Plan for Australia.* This poses a number of pressing questions which are central to this conference’s interests:
* What is the best way to ensure Australians have the skills and capabilities they will need for an AI enabled future?
* What is the best way to ensure Australian businesses have access to the AI workforce they need for an AI enable future?
* Is there more the government can do to support responsible and human centred development and use of AI in Australia?
* What approach should Australia take internationally to steward its values and commitment to the responsible and ethical use of the AI?
To open up these issues, we’re delighted to have two government colleagues: Tim Bradley (General Manager, Emerging Technologies in the Digital Economy & Technology Division), and Ian Oppermann (Chief Data Scientist and CEO, NSW Data Analytics Centre). From ed-tech company Practera, we welcome Ruth Marshall (Director of R&D and Data Integrity), and from academia, three leaders in Analytics/AI and learning science for academic and professional learning: Shane Dawson, Kirsty Kitto and Lina Markauskaite.
Simon Buckingham Shum (University of Technology Sydney)
Tim Bradley (Digital Economy & Technology Division, AUS.Gov)
Shane Dawson (University of South Australia)
Kirsty Kitto (University of Technology Sydney)
Lina Markauskaite (University of Sydney)
Ruth Marshall (Director of R&D and Data Integrity, Practera)
Ian Oppermann (Chief Data Scientist and CEO, NSW Data Analytics Centre)