Events

  • Friday, September 24, 2021 at 01:00 PM
    Zoom

    Webinars

    Tech Talk is a fortnightly virtual forum covering the latest in technology news, events and policy.

    This fortnight we explore algorithms that rule Australia, how we are increasingly outsourcing policy and governance to algorithms. We will look at how facial recognition, robo-planning and robo-welfare are entering our policy environments.  This and more in the always busy world of tech!

    Join our regular panellists:

    • Peter Lewis, Director of The Australia Institute’s Centre for Responsible Technology
    • Lizzie O' Shea, Chair of Digital Rights Watch, and
    • Dan Stinton, Managing Director of Guardian Australia

    And special guests:

    • Ed Santow, Industry Professor Responsible Technology at UTS and former Human Rights Commissioner
    • Marie Johnson, CEO of the Centre for Digital Business

    RSVP with your details and you will receive an email confirmation with instructions on how to join the Tech Talk on Friday


Past events

  • Friday, September 10, 2021 at 01:00 PM
    Zoom

    Webinars

    Tech Talk is a fortnightly virtual forum covering the latest in technology news, events and policy.

    This fortnight we explore the line between safe and unsafe content online. How does adult and explicit content play into this? Looking at the content platform OnlyFans and the UK/AU Online Safety Acts, we unpack the complex questions around regulation of adult content online. This and more in the always busy world of tech!

    Join our regular panellists:

    • Peter Lewis, Director of The Australia Institute’s Centre for Responsible Technology
    • Lizzie O' Shea, Chair of Digital Rights Watch, and
    • Dan Stinton, Managing Director of Guardian Australia 

    and special guest

    • Professor Kath Albury, co-Leader of the Digital Inclusion Program,
      Swinburne's Social Innovation Research Institute (SIRI)

    RSVP with your details and you will receive an email confirmation with instructions on how to join the Tech Talk on Friday

  • Friday, August 27, 2021 at 01:00 PM
    Zoom

    Webinars

    Tech Talk is a fortnightly virtual forum covering the latest in technology news, events and policy.

    This fortnight we look at sustainable cities and how to build ethical digital frameworks for connected cities, Amazon's excessive data harvesting practices and Google sponsoring journalists.

    Join our regular panellists Peter Lewis, Director of The Australia Institute’s Centre for Responsible Technology and Dan Stinton, Managing Director of Guardian Australia as well as special guests Lucie Krahulcova from Digital Rights Watch and Simon Carter from Sustainable Digitisation Project

    RSVP with your details and you will receive an email confirmation with instructions on how to join the Tech Talk on Friday

  • Friday, August 13, 2021 at 01:00 PM
    Zoom

    Webinars

    Tech Talk is a fortnightly virtual forum covering the latest in technology news, events and policy.

    On this fortnight’s Tech Talk we discuss: the good, the bad and the ugly of data collection - the census, vaccination passports and digital IDs.

    Join our regular panellists Peter Lewis, Director of The Australia Institute’s Centre for Responsible Technology, Lizzie O’ Shea, Chair of Digital Rights Watch and Dan Stinton, Managing Director of Guardian Australia

    RSVP with your details and you will receive an email confirmation with instructions on how to join the Tech Talk on Friday

  • Friday, July 30, 2021 at 01:00 PM
    Zoom

    Webinars

    On this fortnight’s Tech Talk we discuss:

    • What is the metaverse and why is Mark Zuckerberg obsessed with it
    • Spying on individuals using their location data and spying globally using tech like Pegasus
    • and more in the always busy world of tech!

    Join our regular panellists Peter Lewis, Director of The Australia Institute’s Centre for Responsible Technology, Lizzie O’ Shea, Chair of Digital Rights Watch and Dan Stinton, Managing Director of Guardian Australia

    RSVP with your details and you will receive an email confirmation with instructions on how to join the Tech Talk on Friday

  • Friday, July 16, 2021 at 01:00 PM
    Zoom

    Webinars

    On this fortnight’s Tech Talk we discuss:

    • the growth of digital surveillance in Australia including with the Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment Bill;
    • President Biden’s executive order against tech monopolies;
    • and more in the always busy world of tech!

    Join our regular panellists Peter Lewis, Director of The Australia Institute’s Centre for Responsible Technology, Lizzie O’ Shea, Chair of Digital Rights Watch and Dan Stinton, Managing Director of Guardian Australia

    RSVP with your details and you will receive an email confirmation with instructions on how to join the Tech Talk on Friday

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