13 - 14 August, 2019 | Novotel Sydney on Darling Harbour, Sydney, NSW
Siew Lee SEOW, Senior Policy Officer, Policy Lab, Digital Government Policy and Innovation at NSW Department of Customer Service

Siew Lee SEOW

Senior Policy Officer, Policy Lab, Digital Government Policy and Innovation
NSW Department of Customer Service

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Conference Day One: Tuesday, 13 August 2019

Tuesday, August 13th, 2019

2:30 PM PANEL DISCUSSION: Addressing the Risk and Ethical Concerns Associated with AI adoption to Ensure a Sustainable and Responsible Future for Digital Innovation

As systems become more capable to interpret, analyse and translate information, the scope for AI expands and with it, brings new territory for ethical and risk related discussions. This panel will bring together leaders in the Government industry to assess the challenges around adopting AI, finding the right balance between innovation and human satisfaction, future-proofing employment prospects and prioritizing equality.

  • Paradigm shift of risk perception as technologies emerge and what are the protections needed to address societal concerns?
  • How do we ensure the set of policies created will protect communities from ethical concerns i.e. un/underemployment, inequality, human-to-machine interaction, algorithmic bias, robotic rights and more
  • AI Implications on risk mitigation, management, governance frameworks and innovation


Conference Day Two: Wednesday, 14 August 2019

Wednesday, August 14th, 2019

12:00 PM How the NSW Department of Finance is Driving Ethical AI Adoption through a User-Driven AI Ethics Framework

As AI continues to take the centre stage for innovation, so does the conversation on policy and the role of the Government. For the NSW Department of Finance, service delivery is at the heart of their business and ensuring there is an AI Ethics Framework is at their primary focus to guide ethical outcomes and a sustainable future for work as they plan their AI growth strategy. Specifically, DSFI will bring policy owners and users together to co-design and test solutions to ensure they meet user needs. The team at NSW Department of Finance is currently piloting a project that will bring together policy makers and researchers to build an effective framework for the ethical use of AI.

  • The mission of the Policy Lab is to bring a human-centred design approach to the development of public policy in NSW, starting with digital policy
  • Developing a whole-of-NSW Government policy framework to guide the adoption of AI, machine learning, and automated decisionmaking technologies to ensure ethical outcomes, transparency, and accountability
  • Partnerships with a number of independent, not-for-profit researchers at Gradient Institute along with a spectrum of potential government users of AI