Café Scientifique

Café Scientifique 

How Do Governments Fit into the AI Brew?

Hosted by the Alliance Française de Canberra in association with the Australian-French Association for Research and Innovation (AFRAN)

Tuesday 23rd April, 5:30pm – 7pm at Alliance Française de Canberra (66 McCaughey St, Turner ACT)

Join us for a friendly chat on Artificial Intelligence and the role of governments!

What’s on the Menu? Sip & Share: Sip your favourite beverage while our panellists spill the tea and share their diverse perspectives.

No jargon, just good vibes!

Book your ticket* now! 

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Limited seats available
This conference will be in English 
*One beverage included

What is it about?

Byte-sized AI: How Do Governments Fit into the AI Brew?*

Since the release of ChatGPT in November 2022, everyone is talking about AI: some praise the technology, some fear it. One thing everyone seems to agree on: AI technologies will bring about massive disruptions across most aspects of our lives!

How can governments navigate these massive and fast-paced disruptions, the opportunities as well as the potential negative consequences? What role should governments play? How can they balance fostering innovation with maintaining the required guardrails to mitigate the risks? How can they manage the impact on digital (In)equality?

Big questions! Grab a drink, settle in, and let’s chat!

*The event title and description were created with the help of generative AI tools

Meet our panellists

Dr Zena Assaad

Senior Lecturer, Australian National University

Emma Burns

Data and AI Specialist, Public Sector, Federal - Industry, Environment and Agriculture, Microsoft

Ahmed Imran

PhD, FACS, Associate Professor; Founder of the Research Cluster of Digital Inequality and Social Change (RC-DISC), University of Canberra

Sarah Vallee

AFRAN AI Community Leader & Secondee, ANU School of Cybernetics

Meet our moderator

Rim El KadiPhD 

 The AFRAN ACT Hub Leader