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AI & Inequality: Implications for the Social Sector

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Location: Sydney (CommBank Innovation Lab, 11 Harbour St. Darling Harbour, Sydney) Event Dates:   05 September 2018

Event Time: 8:45 AM - 4:30 PM (AEST) Organisation: Humanitarian Institute Contact Name: Cory Steinhauer Contact Phone: 0283137128 Contact Email: Cost: AUD$195 Posted: 11 July 2018

AI & Inequality: Implications for the Social Sector


Technological advances are already profoundly impacting the way we live and work.

The hype of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is enthralling the public. Evoking hopes of productivity and fears of inequality – arguably the most common concern raised about emerging tech.

Without a knowledgeable and mobilised social sector, technology and the rising demand for high skilled labour will leave many people behind.

This workshop expands your insights and skills in understanding the trends, implications and opportunities of emerging technology’s impact on inequality.

Be a part of something VERY special that empowers cross discipline leaders to collaborate and strategically respond to the opportunities and challenges of tech for society.

What’s involved

This is your opportunity to participate in an intense, interactive learning experience that will cover:

  • Defining and categorizing emerging technologies
  • Recent trends and the pace of change Implications for society: Domestic and international
  • Implications for the social sector
  • Inequality
  • Employment polarisation
  • Income distribution: Underemployment and unemployment
  • Skill acquisition
  • Sector responses: Organizational preparedness – effectively managing the transition
  • Strategy and programming – leverage emerging tech for social good
  • Education & training
  • Universal Basic Income
  • Advocacy and policy


Experienced and leading Tech and Development specialists:

  • Nik Dawson (BA (Ec.), PHDc), Bits & Atoms and University of Technology Sydney, provides detailed insights into emergent technology policy & safety. Nik’s on-going research examines how public policy can be effectively designed, implemented, and monitored with regards to safety-critical AI.
  • Cory Steinhauer (BCom, MSSc), Humanitarian Institute and University of Sydney, contributes his social development expertise and prepares participants for programming and organisational realities. Over the years Cory has advised the United Nations, Governments, the private, and social sectors in Afghanistan, Australia, Cambodia, Korea, Laos, New Zealand, Mexico, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Somalia, South Sudan, Syria, Timor, Turkey and Vietnam.

Event Category: Communities | Innovation | Leadership | STEM | Technology

Event Type: Workshop

Enquiries: Contact Phone 0283137128


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