What is AIE-TPE 2018

As AI is becoming more pervasive in our lives, its impact on business is more significant and concerns and issues are raised regarding the aspects of trust, ethics and privacy.

Since many CEOs are not digital natives, the rise of this technology can be even intimidating.  There is a founded fear of anomalies, privacy concerns and mistakes, all of which can tarnish a company’s reputation or directly lead to losing revenue.  Consequently, many enterprises are slow to react to these technological advancements and of course, ignoring them all together can have devastating consequences.

The fact that AI systems are created by humans who are in general prone to be judgemental and biased, gives way to the fact that AI systems can also be biased.  Thus, while such software can be used to trigger positive changes, they cannot be completely relied upon for absolutely fair and unbiased decisions.

That’s why AI-based autonomous systems pose a number of dependability challenges.  The biggest one in the use of AI-based techniques for autonomy is that of unanticipated and complex situations in which the system is expected to act sensibly.  Therefore, the question isn’t anymore “How will AI affect you?”.  Instead, it is: “How can AI work for you?"

AIE - TPE 2018 Topics Include...

Building Ethical AI Systems
Moral Machine Decision Making
Trust, Fairness and Transparency in AI Systems
Ethical Design and Development of AI Systems
Restrictions on the Ethical Use of AI
Impact of AI on Business
AI and Law

Why Attend AIE - TPE 2018

This summit is designed to help C-level executives and business professionals acquire new skills, perspectives and ideas on how to tackle dependability and ethical challenges associated with AI-based technology.

This one-day event will strengthen your privacy awareness and competency alongside your peers in a busy networking and learning environment.

Who Should Attend

The Artificial Intelligence in the Enterprise - Trust, Privacy and Ethics 2018 will attract CEOs, senior executives, finance practitioners, Human Resources professionals from both the public and private sectors.

The event is also suited to:

  • Board Directors
  • Chief Marketing Officer
  • Chief Strategy Officer
  • Chief Innovation Officer
  • Chief Customer Officer
  • Chief Data Officer
  • Chief Risk Officer
  • Chief Audit Executive
  • Managers and executives
  • Strategy professionals
  • Risk and Audit professionals
  • Business professionals

AIE - TPE 2018 Program

28 September 2018


08:00 - 08:30Registration
08:30 - 08:40Welcome/Opening Address
08:45 - 09:30Keynote: Is AI just another hammer (a dual use tool) or is it something more?
Ms Kay Firth-Butterfield, Head, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning at World Economic Forum

Abstract: Is AI just another hammer (a dual use tool) or is it something more? If, as I would argue, it is something more then governance frameworks which allow for the best uses of AI whilst controlling the possible negativities must be developed.

In this speech I will look at the various mechanisms of governance being created around the world and how they might build trust in the technology with a special focus on what businesses should be doing in this space.
09:30 - 10:15Session 2: Predictive AI models used in New Zealand government departments: ethics and oversight considerations
Dr Alistair Knott, Associate Professor, Computer Science Department, University of Otago

Abstract: The NZ government has been using ‘predictive’ or ‘actuarial’ tools to help with decision making for a long time, like all modern governments. So in one sense there’s nothing new in governments using ‘AI systems’. But in recent years the number of predictive tools used by the NZ government has grown, to encompass new areas of decision-making, and the machine learning methods these tools use have become more sophisticated. There is a global trend in this direction.

In response to this trend, there is renewed interest in evaluating government uses of AI models, both in internal government audits, and more broadly, in academia and in public discussion. In this talk I’ll review the NZ government’s current uses of predictive AI models. And I’ll report on the many recent initiatives that aim to scrutinise these models and their uses.
10:15 - 10:30Morning tea break
10:30 - 11:15Session 3: Culture will eat AI for breakfast
Mr Tim Warren, Co-Founder, Ambit

Abstract: AI will put a spotlight on your corporate culture and approach to Trust, Ethics and Privacy. Is that a blessing or a curse for your company?
11:15 - 12:00Session 4: The impact of AI on the future of work in the Education Sector
Dr Mahsa Mohaghegh, Lecturer – Information Technology and Software Engineering Department, Auckland University of Technology, Founder/Director - She#

Abstract: Artificial Intelligence. Some say it will bring untold benefits to humankind. Others say it could spell the worst event in human history. One thing is certain - change is already happening.

In this session, Dr Mohaghegh expands on some of the areas that AI is impacting the education sector, and what to expect on this front in the very near future.
12:00 - 13:30Buffet lunch and networking

13:30 - 14:15Session 5: Do humans have a role in the future?
Dr Greg Adamson, Associate Professor, Melbourne School of Engineering, University of Melbourne

Abstract: Over the past 70 years we have seen counterposed visions of Artificial Intelligence (AI).

In the first, human capacity falls ever further behind as we wait for machines to inevitably replace all we do.

In the second, technologies complement human capacity, and humans remain “in the loop”, addressing the limits of technology reasoning. The latter view has been described as EI, Extended Intelligence.

Which of these two paths we follow in the future will depend on how we respond to technology challenges today.
14:15 - 15:00Session 6: Guidelines for the responsible business use of AI
Dr Roger Clarke, Principal, Xamax Consultancy Pty Ltd, Canberra

Abstract: Business and government are looking to use artificial intelligence (AI) techniques not only to formulate recommendations, but also to make decisions and take action. Yet, with most AI, the underlying rationale is at least obscure, and it may not be available.

How can executives satisfy the Board that the business is being managed appropriately if the software provides no explanations? Beyond operational management, there are compliance risks to manage, and threats to important relationships with customers, staff, suppliers and the public.

Ill-advised uses of AI need to be identified in advance and nipped in the bud, to avoid harm to important corporate and social values. Organisations need to extract the achievable benefits from advanced technologies rather than dreaming dangerous dreams.

This presentation considers what shape guidance needs to take in relation to the deployment of AI, and how the Do's and Don'ts can be operationalised and embedded in corporate culture and business processes.
15:00 - 15:15Afternoon tea break
15:15 - 16:00Session 7: AI – What’s the drama? Applying accountability to new tech
Ms Annelies Moens, Global privacy expert and thought leader, Managing Director, Privcore

Abstract: Machine decision making is replacing human decision making. In this presentation, Annelies will look at trends impacting levels of trust in organisations and explain different types of AI. She will discuss the pitfalls and biases of both human and machine decision making, and outline how privacy and algorithmic impact assessments can improve AI so that it is more trusted and accountable to society.
16:00 - 17:00Discussion Panel: Artificial Intelligence - The impact on society and individuals
Panel Moderator: Mr Mario Bojilov
Panellists: Dr Mahsa Mohaghegh, Ms Sara Barker, Dr Greg Adamson
17:00 - 19:00 Cocktail reception and close of AIE-TPE 2018

AIE - TPE 2018 Speakers

Dr Greg Adamson

Associate Professor, Melbourne School of Engineering, University of Melbourne

Dr Greg Adamson is an Associate Professor and Enterprise Fellow for Cyber Security at the University of Melbourne.

Before joining the university he managed operational risk for institutional customers at ANZ Bank. 

He chairs the global IEEE program Digital Inclusion through Trust and Agency, and is on the Executive Committee of the IEEE global Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems.  He is past-president of the IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology.

Topic: Do Humans Have a Role in the Future?

Time: 13.30 - 14.15 Session 5

Dr Greg Adamson

Associate Professor, University of Melbourne

Ms Sara Barker

Senior News Editor, Techday

Sara Barker is a technology editor and journalist for Techday. She spent the last 18 months as a dedicated security editor, in the midst of a world coming to terms with the AI revolution.

She is passionate about privacy, security, and helping to raise awareness of technology issues that affect us all.

Time:  16.00 - 17.00 Discussion Panel

Ms Sara Barker

Senior News Editor, Techday

Mr Mario Bojilov

CEO, Meta Business Systems, Brisbane

Mario has worked in the area of Data Analytics and Business Improvement since 1994.  He is a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and a Lecturer in Accounting Information Systems; IS Control and Governance; Enterprise Resource Planning; Systems Analysis and Design.

Over the last 12 years, Mario Bojilov has taught over 1,500 university students and 300 professionals in the areas of Finance, IT, Risk and Audit. He has delivered industry training courses in Australia, UAE, Singapore and Malaysia.

Mario founded Meta Business Systems in 2004 of which he is the current Chief Data Strategist. The company is focused on business improvement, performance monitoring and data governance.  A number of Government and Higher Education organisations, such as Griffith University, Brisbane City Council, Queensland Urban Utilities and Queensland University of Technology have used solutions designed and implemented by Meta Business Systems.  Projects managed by Mario Bojilov covered a variety of key business processes, such as Payroll, Finance, Procurement, Revenue Management, Treasury, HR and others.

Mario Bojilov holds a Master of Engineering Science Degree from the University of Queensland, a Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance and Investment from the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA) and is currently a PhD Candidate with research topic in the area of Using Artificial Intelligence for Cybercrime Detection.

Mario has co-authored the following articles: Privacy and Big Data and Continuous Auditing and Continuous Monitoring in ERP Environments: Case Studies of Application Implementations.


Topic: Artificial Intelligence - The Impact on Society and Individuals

Time: 16.00 - 17.00 Discussion Panel (Panel Moderator)

Mr Mario Bojilov

CEO, Meta Business Systems, Brisbane

Dr Roger Clarke

Principal, Xamax Consultancy Pty Ltd, Canberra

Roger Clarke is a consultant whose focus is on strategic and policy aspects of advanced information technologies, spanning digital transformation and disruption, and data surveillance and privacy.  He interprets information technologies so as to make their relevance, opportunities and impacts accessible to executives and managers.  He has also provided expert evidence in a variety of areas.

He has degrees in Commerce and Information systems, and has held longstanding Visiting Professorships in Computer Science at ANU, and in Cyberspace Law at the University of NSW.  He has also spent many years on the Board of the Australian Privacy Foundation, and is Company Secretary of the Internet Society of Australia.

Topic: Guidelines for the Responsible Business Use of AI

Time: 14.15 - 15.00 Session 6

Dr Roger Clarke

Principal, Xamax Consultancy Pty Ltd, Canberra

Ms Key Firth-Butterfield

Head, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning at World Economic Forum

Kay is the Head, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, at the Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution at the World Economic Forum.  Prior to taking this position she was Executive Director of AI-Global and led the Ethics Advisory Panel of Lucid.ai. 

Kay has worked for the past three decades as a barrister, mediator, arbitrator, business owner, professor and judge in the United Kingdom.  In the United States, she has taught at the undergraduate and law school levels and worked as a professional lecturer. She is a humanitarian with a strong sense of social justice and have advanced degrees in Law and International Relations.

In her role as Chief officer of the EAP Kay has advised governments, think tanks and non-profits about artificial intelligence. She is co-founder of the Consortium for Law and Policy of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics at the Robert E. Strauss Center, University of Texas and teaches a course at the UT Law School for the Consortium: "Artificial Intelligence and emerging technologies: Law and Policy".

Additionally, Kay is a Distinguished Scholar of the Robert E Strauss Center at the University of Texas and Vice Chair of the IEEE Industry Connections "Global Initiative for Ethical Considerations in the Design of Autonomous Systems.

Topic: Is AI just another hammer (a dual use tool) or is it something more?

Time: 08:45 - 09:30 Keynote

Ms Kay Firth-Butterfield

Head, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning at World Economic Forum

Dr Alistair Knott

Associate Professor, Computer Science Department, University of Otago

Alistair Knott has been an AI researcher for over 20 years, working on models of language and brain function.  He has over 100 publications in these areas, including the book 'Sensorimotor Cognition and Natural Language Syntax’ (MIT Press, 2012).  He has given many public talks on his research, including talks at TEDx Auckland (2012) and TEDx Athens (2013). 

Ali has been interested in the ethical and social implications of AI throughout his career.  He is co-founder of Otago University’s Centre for AI and Public Policy, and Otago’s AI and Society discussion group.

He is currently coordinating a project funded by the New Zealand Law Foundation on 'AI and Law in New Zealand’ (with Colin Gavaghan and James Maclaurin), which examines uses of AI in government departments, and impacts of AI on employment, in each case with a New Zealand focus. 

Topic:  Predictive AI models used in New Zealand government departments: ethics and oversight considerations

Time: 09:30 - 10:15 Session 2

Dr Alistair Knott

Associate Professor, Computer Science Department, University of Otago

Ms Annelies Moens 

Global Privacy Expert and Thought Leader, Managing Director, Privcore

Topic:  AI – What’s the drama? Applying accountability to new tech.

Time: 15.15 - 16.00 Session 7

Ms Annelies Moens

Global Privacy Expert and Thought Leader

Dr Mahsa Mohaghegh

Lecturer – Information Technology and Software Engineering Department, Auckland University of Technology, Founder/Director - She#

Dr Mahsa Mohaghegh is a computer engineer with a background in artificial intelligence and natural language processing.  Since 2013, Mahsa has been involved with Google’s Computer Science for High Schools initiative, and has run these workshops in Auckland for the last 4 years. 

Mahsa is also the founder and director of the women’s technology group She# - shesharp.co.nz, a platform aimed at promoting STEM to the next generation, and creating networking opportunities for tertiary students and industry professionals in the digital sector.

Her passion for promoting careers in technology to young women has been widely recognised, and she has received a number of nominations and awards for her efforts, including the Emerging Leader Award at the NZ Women of Influence Awards, and is also a semi-finalist for New Zealander of the Year 2018.”

Topic: The Impact of AI on the Future of Work in the Education Sector

Time: 11.15 - 12.00 Session 4

Dr Mahsa Mohaghegh

Lecturer – Information Technology and Software Engineering Department, Auckland University of Technology, Founder/Director She#

Mr Tim Warren

Co-Founder, Ambit

Tim Warren is co-founder of Ambit - an enterprise conversational artificial intelligence platform that talks with thousands of people a day.

Tim has previously worked as a software engineer, a strategy research analyst for global investment bank Goldman Sachs, and was Chief Operating officer for Wealth manager JBWere.

Topic: Culture Will Eat AI for Breakfast

Time: 10:30 - 11:15 Session 3

Mr Tim Warren

Co-founder, Ambit

AIE - TPE 2018 Fees and Registration

Ticket Prices (per delegate):

  • Early Bird  - NZ$770 (available until 14 Sep 2018)
  • Standard - NZ$880

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