Emanuel Synagogue



14th June 2022 | 7:00pm – 8.30pm


Tickets will also be available at the door

Ai In The Modern World: Business, The Law & Ethics

Ever wondered why we aren’t all being driven around by autonomous vehicles and driverless cars?

Can police really catch criminals by clever data analytics, and if they can, should they?

Do you want your phone to know when you are feeling depressed before your doctor?

Can AI make the world a fairer, more egalitarian and humane place after all ?

Come along to our AI event and hear from industry experts and thought leaders on the answer to these and other questions. Learn about what really is AI and how its working in society, and where its likely to progress in the next generation.

Get to ask all the questions about AI you always wanted to know the answers to and more.

Speaker: Edward Santow

Industry Professor – Responsible Technology at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS).

Ed leads UTS’s new initiative on building Australia’s capability on ethical artificial intelligence. Ed’s areas of expertise include human rights, technology and regulation, public law and discrimination law.

From 2016-2021, Ed was Australia’s Human Rights Commissioner, where he led the Commission’s work on AI and new technology; refugees and migration; human rights issues affecting LGBTI people; national security; and implementing the Optional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture (OPCAT).

Ed is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law, a Visiting Professorial Fellow at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Human Rights and the Fourth Industrial Revolution, and serves on a number of boards and committees.

In 2009, Ed was presented with an Australian Leadership Award, and in 2017, he was recognised as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.

Ed previously served as chief executive of the Public Interest Advocacy Centre and was a Senior Lecturer at UNSW Law School, a research director at the Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law and a solicitor in private practice.

Speaker: Lyria Bennett Moses

Director of the Allens Hub for Technology, Law and Innovation and a Professor and Associate Dean (Research) in the Faculty of Law and Justice at UNSW Sydney.

She is also co-lead of the Law and Policy theme in the Cyber Security Cooperative Research Centre and Faculty lead in the UNSW Institute for Cyber Security.

Lyria’s research explores issues around the relationship between technology and law, including the types of legal issues that arise as technology changes, how these issues are addressed in Australia and other jurisdictions, and the problems of treating “technology” as an object of regulation.

Recently, she has been working on legal and policy issues associated with the use of artificial intelligence (with a book co-authored with Dr Michael Guihot and published by LexisNexis on Artificial Intelligence, Robots and the Law and ongoing work on standards through Standards Australia and IEEE), the appropriate legal framework for enhancing cyber security (through the Cyber Security Cooperative Research Centre), and oversight for law enforcement intelligence (Canadian SSHRC partnership grant).

Lyria is a member of the editorial boards for Technology and Regulation; Law, Technology and Humans; Journal of Cross-Disciplinary Research in Computational Law; and Law in Context.

She is on the NSW Information and Privacy Advisory Committee, the Executive Committee of the Australian Chapter of the IEEE’s Society for the Social Implications of Technology, and is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law.

Moderator: Alicia Vidler

PhD candidate in the Engineering Faculty at UNSW Sydney.

Her research focuses on applied AI, including mechanism design for financial markets and explainable AI more broadly. 

She has over 20 years of trading and finance experience across Europe, the US and Asia.  In 2011 she co-founded an Artificial Intelligence-based hedge fund in London, working as its chief investment officer for over 5 years.

Previously a Director in Proprietary trading at Merrill Lynch she also held senior roles at Bank of America and RiskMetrics Group. She began her career at Deutsche Bank in Sydney and has a BSc in Mathematics and Finance.

She is a founding member of 100 Women in Finance, Australia branch and serves as their Chairperson.



14th June 2022 | 7:00pm – 8.30pm