Some highlights of the event included Queenland’s Chief Entrepreneur Leanne Kemp delivering a talk from her paddock; Chris Cooper of Responsible Tech Australia taking on big tech with his perspective on regulation; Laura Summers of Debias AI on decoding biases that exist in machine learning and Cyborg anthropologist & UX designer Amber Case who shared all the way from Portland, Oregon on why we need calm tech.
It was also incredible to hear from Matthew Beard from the Ethics Centre on the four horsemen of unethical tech; incoming Director of Data61 Professor Jon Whittle on how agilists can actually embed values and ethics in software – as well as a fantastic influence from 3Ai with Zena Assaad and Ellen Broad sharing on the emerging safety considerations of robotics and bridging the gap between the roles in responsible tech respectively.
You can check out some inspiring resources and revisit the talks from ResponsibleTech Summit 2020 here.
Cue The Tech23 Deeptech Festival 2020 – a smorgasbord of online, distributed and face-to-face events designed to create opportunities to connect, collaborate and give Australian innovation it’s worthy place in the domestic market – and on the world stage!
Since 2009, Tech23 has unlocked new ways of working by joining the dots between enterprise and clever tech. Tech23 seeks to call on the best sides of our natures – encouraging the deeptech ecosystem to collaborate; learn and respond – leveraging a wealth of talents, contacts and knowledge.
If our story is to be green, if it is to be sustainable, if it is to be equitable - we need game-changing tech companies. We need the research, the organisations that create and nurture these companies, the founders who lead them, the supporters that invest in them...