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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.

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Webinar: Human rights, artificial intelligence and civil society

Date: Tuesday 15 June 2021,10 – 11 am AEST   

Registration: Click here to register for the Final Report webinar

This webinar will focus 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.

This is 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: Tuesday 22 June 2021,10 – 11.30 am AEST   

Registration: Click here to register for the accessible technology webinar

This webinar will focus 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 will discuss 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
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Webinar: Government use of artificial intelligence

Date: Wednesday, 23 June 2021, 10-11am AEST  

Registration:  Click here to register for the government use if artificial intelligence webinar

This webinar will discuss the key findings and recommendations of the Human Rights and Technology Final Report, which was tabled in Parliament on 27 May 2021. The Report provides a roadmap for how Australia can protect human rights in the development and use of new technologies.

This webinar will focus on the human rights implications of the development and use of AI in government decision making and the delivery of government services.

Panellists will discuss Final Report recommendations to improve accountability and human rights protections when AI is used in government decision making.

Panellists

  • Edward Santow, Human Rights Commissioner
  • Dr Ian Oppermann, NSW Government Chief Data Scientist
  • Angelene Falk, Australian Information Commissioner and Privacy Commissioner