Asking Chat GPT to do your homework, or having an algorithm decide if you get a job interview are all part of the new normal. The AI revolution has reached a point where we live and work with AI-enabled devices – the line between AI and human can be hard to find. AI expert Toby Walsh (Machines Behaving Badly) and journalist Tracey Spicer (Man-Made) explore what this new world means and discuss some of the big questions around ethics, bias and ownership of AI with Erik Jensen.
Supported by UNSW Sydney.
Tracey Spicer (Australian)
Tracey Spicer AM is a multiple Walkley Award winning author, journalist and broadcaster who has anchored national programs for ABC TV and radio, Network Ten and Sky News. The inaugural national convenor of Women in Media, in 2019 Tracey was named the NSW Premier’s Woman of the Year, and accepted the Sydney Peace Prize alongside Tarana Burke for the Me Too movement. In 2018, Tracey was chosen as one of the Australian Financial Review’s 100 Women of Influence, winning the Social Enterprise and Not-For-Profit category.
Toby Walsh (Australian)
Toby Walsh is Chief Scientist of UNSW's new AI Institute. He is a strong advocate for limits to ensure AI improves our lives, having spoken at the UN, and to heads of state, parliamentary bodies, company boards and many others on this topic. This advocacy has led to him being ‘banned indefinitely’ from Russia. He was named on the international ‘Who's Who in AI’ list of influencers. His most recent book is Machines Behaving Badly: the morality of AI.
Erik Jensen (Australian)
Erik Jensen is the editor-in-chief of Schwartz Media and founding editor of The Saturday Paper. He is the author of Acute Misfortune: The Life and Death of Adam Cullen, On Kate Jennings and the poetry collection I Said the Sea Was Folded. His journalism has won the Walkley Award for Young Print Journalist of the Year and the United Nations of Australia's Media Peace Award.