Genevieve Bell


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.

Genevieve Bell

Named one of the top 50 most creative people in Business by Fast Company, Genevieve Bell is a Vice President and Senior Intel Fellow at Intel and a Distinguished Professor and Florence Violet McKenzie Chair at the Australian National University (ANU), and Director of the 3A Institute (3Ai). 3Ai’s mission is to establish a new branch of engineering to responsibly and sustainably scale AI-enabled cyber-physical systems.

Bell has written more than 30 journal articles and book chapters on a range of subjects focused on the intersection of technology and society. She is best known for her work at the intersection of cultural practice and technology development and widely recognized as an influential voice within academia, industry and government.