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Cranlana Speaker Series 2017 - Ellen Broad - 19th July 2017

Data and algorithms increasingly sit behind the services we access, the tools we use and the decisions that shape our lives. While techniques like machine learning and AI continue to rise, in some ways our interactions with data remain fundamentally human - with a very human capacity for error, bias, poor judgment & even malice.

Data ethics has emerged to help humans build machines responsibly, and to build responsible machines. What should we expect from our data scientists, analysts & decision makers? What is their duty of care?

Ellen Broad is an expert in data sharing, infrastructure and ethics. She has just moved back to Australia after working in the UK as Head of Policy for the Open Data Institute (founded by Sir Tim Berners-Lee & Sir Nigel Shadbolt) and expert adviser on data to senior UK government minister Elizabeth Truss. Her writing has appeared in the New Scientist, British Medical Journal, the Australian Centre for Ethics and a range of technology and policy publications.

Ellen addresses the question; 'can we build responsible machines?' The emergence of data ethics to shape our digital lives.


Wednesday 19th July 2017 - 6.00pm for 6.30-8.30

Pre-speaker canapes & drinks will be served.

Cranlana House. 62 Clendon Road, Toorak. 3142 (03) 9827 2660

You are welcome to purchase guest tickets - please purchase all tickets here.