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Human Rights and Technology Final Report webinar series

The Australian Human Rights Commission is holding a series of free public webinars to discuss the key findings and recommendations of the 2021 Human Rights and Technology Final Report

The Report provides a roadmap for Australia to protect human rights in the development and use of new technologies. It focuses on: 

  • artificial intelligence (AI) in decision making in areas such as government services, customer service and the criminal justice system
  • the accessibility of goods, services and facilities that use Digital Communications Technology for people with disability.

The webinars are an opportunity to discuss Report recommendations and their implications for government, civil society and the private sector with leading human rights, legal and technology experts.

Webinar recordings

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Webinar: Responsible AI and decision making

Date: Webinar took place Wednesday, 28 July 2021.

Join Human Rights Commissioner Edward Santow and panellists from industry to discuss responsible business development and use of AI in decision making.

This event was live captioned and include an Auslan interpreter. 

 

Proudly sponsored by Telstra

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Webinar: Human Rights and Technology, hosted by LexisNexis

Date: Webinar took place on Thursday 15 July 2021. 

 

Join the LexisNexis and Human Rights Commission panel discussion on the Human Rights and Technology Final Report findings and recommendations, with a focus on implications for stakeholders in the legal profession and regulatory compliance.

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Webinar: Facial recognition, hosted by Monash University 

Date: Webinar took place on Monday 12 July 2021. 

Recording: The recording will be available for viewing shortly.

Human Rights Commissioner Edward Santow and panellists from industry, civil society and academia discussed the future of facial recognition technology in Australia.


 

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Webinar: Human rights, artificial intelligence and civil society

Date: Webinar took place on Tuesday 15 June 2021. 

This webinar focused on the human rights implications of the development and use of AI in areas such as the delivery of government services, recruitment, and criminal justice settings.

The webinar was an opportunity for stakeholders from civil society, human rights and community organisations to discuss the report recommendations and findings and their ramifications for human rights in Australia. 

Panellists

  • Edward Santow, Human Rights Commissioner
  • Hugh de Kretser, Executive Director, Human Rights Law Centre
  • Professor Kate Crawford, international expert on social implications of AI
     
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Webinar: Human Rights and Technology Final Report on accessible technology for people with disability

Date: Webinar took place on Tuesday 22 June 2021.

This webinar focused on the accessibility of goods, services and facilities that use Digital Communications Technology for people with disability, with a special focus on accessible broadcasting services and online platforms.  

Disability rights experts discussed the Human Rights and Technology Final Report recommendations that promote more equal access to the benefits of new technology for people with disability.  

Panellists

  • Edward Santow, Human Rights Commissioner
  • Disability Discrimination Commissioner Dr Ben Gauntlett 
  • Rosemary Kayess, Chair UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
  • Emma Bennison, CEO Blind Citizens Australia
  • Sean Murphy, Senior Digital System Specialist (Accessibility), Telstra