As a result of the pandemic, we have seen the equivalent of five years of technology advancement in the last 12 months.

AI and machine learning have been the two biggest growth technologies, followed by augmented and virtual reality.

Blockchain and crypto, Internet of Things, 5G, cybersecurity, and quantum computing are also maturing at an early stage. This technology converges to provide these enormous platforms at scale in environments such as the Metaverse.

The Metaverse is persistent and immersive.

In collaboration with the Human Rights Commissioner, Safety Commissioner, Information Commissioner, police commissioners, and the head of Crimestoppers, Australia, Dr Catriona Wallace is helping to establish Australia’s role in policy and regulation in the Metaverse.

In this engaging, interactive question and answer presentation, Dr Catriona Wallace discusses the characteristics, benefits and risks of Web3, and the Metaverse.


Key Takeaways:

  • Automated decision-making systems are becoming increasingly popular, and they are being used to influence or make decisions in many areas of human endeavour. It is imperative that we explore ways to ensure such systems do not perpetuate systemic inequality or have a significant impact on people, communities, or society.
  • We are witnessing the mass centralisation of power on the Internet, and the question is, who owns the content?
  • Responsible AI involves designing and building AI systems that enhance the lives of people around the world. Fairness, accountability, transparency, and most importantly, the impact on people and the environment are critical when designing AI.
Dr. Catriona Wallace Entrepreneur in AI/ML and Professor at Australian Graduate School of Management
Dr Catriona Wallace has been recognised by the Australian Financial Review as the Most Influential Woman in Business & Entrepreneurship. Catriona is... More

Dr Catriona Wallace has been recognised by the Australian Financial Review as the Most Influential Woman in Business & Entrepreneurship.

Catriona is the Executive Chair of Boab AI – Artesian Capital’s AI Accelerator. Catriona is also the Founder of Ethical AI Advisory now part of the Gradient Institute. Catriona was the Founder of Artificial Intelligence ASX Listed company Flamingo AI, which exited to BDMN Investments in 2020. Flamingo AI was the second only woman led (CEO & Chair) business ever to list on the Australian Stock Exchange.

Sitting on the Boards of the Garvan Institute, Reset Australia and Smarter Regions CRC, Dr Wallace also Co-Chair’s Richard Branson’s B Team’s AI Coalition and is on the Federal Government’s AI Action Initiative team.

With a PhD in Organizational Behaviour: Technology Substituting for Human Leaders Catriona was inducted into the Royal Institution of Australia acknowledging her as one of Australia’s most pre-eminent scientists.

Catriona is one of the world’s most cited experts and speakers on Artificial Intelligence, Responsible Technology, Ethics & Human Rights and Women in Leadership. She is also a philanthropist, human rights activist and mother of five.

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