Some highlights of the event included Queenland’s Chief Entrepreneur Leanne Kemp delivering a talk from her paddock; Chris Cooper of Responsible Tech Australia taking on big tech with his perspective on regulation; Laura Summers of Debias AI on decoding biases that exist in machine learning and Cyborg anthropologist & UX designer Amber Case who shared all the way from Portland, Oregon on why we need calm tech.
It was also incredible to hear from Matthew Beard from the Ethics Centre on the four horsemen of unethical tech; incoming Director of Data61 Professor Jon Whittle on how agilists can actually embed values and ethics in software – as well as a fantastic influence from 3Ai with Zena Assaad and Ellen Broad sharing on the emerging safety considerations of robotics and bridging the gap between the roles in responsible tech respectively.
You can check out some inspiring resources and revisit the talks from ResponsibleTech Summit 2020 here.
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