Taking AI safely, sustainably and responsibly to scale? The journey so far
Thursday, March 4, 2021, 4pm EST/EDT
Globally we are in the midst of a tectonic shift in technologies and technical infrastructures, against the backdrop of a global pandemic. Historically, sustaining similar technological and economic transformations have required the establishment of new fields of practice to ensure safety, innovation and scale. The 3A Institute (3Ai), directed by Distinguished Professor Genevieve Bell at the Australian National University, was founded to establish a new branch of engineering to tackle today’s challenge, that of taking artificial intelligence safely, sustainably and responsibly to scale.
The Institute conducts research and examines the ways in which AI is appearing in the world today, from mining sites to the Great Barrier Reef and the theatre. Throughout, the ethos of the Institute has been one of moving from critical thinking to critical doing. The Institute has also invested in creating room for a diversity of voices and lived experiences, and in creating the space for the kinds of conversations that result. In this talk, Genevieve will reflect on that journey, lessons learnt, emerging insights, and next steps.