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ACS Emerging and Deep Tech Webinar Series: Should you fear advances in Artificial Intelligence?

Join us for this game changing debate featuring our cross industries panelists debating whether the advances in AI represent a threat for humanity.

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Tue, 09 Feb, 10:00 AM

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    Wed, 10 Feb, 06:00 PM

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    Wed, 10 Feb, 07:00 PM
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In 2014, Elon Musk said “Artificial Intelligence is our biggest existential threat”. He also decided to donate $10 million to the Future of Life Institute (FLI), which runs a global program aimed at keeping AI “beneficial to humanity”.<br><br>In 2016, the Future of Life Institute advised that the AI community should “rally around three goals”: <ul><li>AI should benefit the many, not the few.</li><li>AI R&amp;D should be open, responsible and socially engaged.</li><li>Developers of AI should establish best practices tominimise risks and maximise the beneficial impact.</li></ul> But  is  it  what  our  reality  looks  like?  News  headlines  are regularly reporting  how  Artificial Intelligence advancements are drifting towards some malicious outcomes.<br><br>In  <u>this  exclusive  debate</u>,  our  panelists  from  different industries  and positions  will  discuss various domains such as future of work and super intelligence autonomous machines.<br><br>Join us for this exciting event to determine your own opinion on this very hot topic. <br><br><img alt="User-added image" src=";oid=00D90000000o5NE&amp;lastMod=1608179842000"></img><br><br><u><b>Notice for ACS Professional Year Students</b></u><br><br><i>When attending virtual events, in order to claim and qualify for the required CPD hours, Professional Year students need to attend the online event in its entirety which will be tracked by the ACS events team.<br><br>If a cloaking software program is used when connecting to an online event, your attendance cannot be recorded and CPD hours cannot be allocated. This does not include the use of VPN.</i><br><br><u><b>Please allow up to 1 week for CPD hours to be allocated to your membership profile.</b></u> <p><i>For the sole purpose of registering you for this event, your registration details have been shared with Redback conferencing. Please refer to the Redback Data Policy at for confirmation that the data will not be used for any other purpose outside of this webinar.</i></p>

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Steve Nouri

Steve Nouri

Head of Data Science and AI, ACS

Steve is an award-winning technical leader specializing in Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, and Advanced Analytics. Steve has developed extensive computational and analytical expertise in a diverse range of application domains. He is responsible for the design, development, and evaluation of text mining systems both in commercial enterprise and research contexts. These systems involve the management and efficient analysis of extremely large datasets employing cutting-edge learning algorithms and heavy-weight distributed resource management platforms. Information extraction, multi-document summarization, conversation analysis, and question answering technologies. Specific areas of expertise and interest include Deep learning, Natural Language Processing (NLP), Machine Learning, Data Mining, Information Extraction, Question Answering, Genomics, Consumer Recommender Systems and Personalised Filtering.

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Lucy Lin

Lucy Lin

I am a strategic growth advisor and I help entrepreneurs, scaling businesses, and established organisations navigate through business growth, digital transformation and commercialisation strategies. I am passionate about the customer, emerging technologies and encouraging companies to think globally and outside the box. I work in partnership with founders, startups, small-medium size businesses, non-profits, universities, corporations, and the government on market testing, new business models, go-to-market, funding and international expansion engagements. With an extensive marketing background (American Express, Qantas Airways, HERE Technologies, Linklaters Law), I am also a two times founder with an award-winning mobile app and a global marketing consultancy. I am a global citizen and I deeply understand the international audience and landscape having worked in Australia, Canada, Japan, Taiwan, and the UK. I believe in diversity, I am a proud woman in tech, and I bring fresh thinking and alternative ideas to any board and team. An advocate for education, I hold a Master of Commerce (majoring in Marketing and Strategic Management), a Communications undergraduate degree and I am currently the President of the University of Sydney Business School Alumni Network. To get in touch with me, please visit:

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Allan Waddell

Allan Waddell

Co-CEO, Kablamo

Allan Waddell, Co-CEO of Kablamo. Allan has 15 years’ experience in digital technology and 10 years leading agile teams.

Allan founded Kablamo in early 2017, after several years of successfully growing similar businesses.

Allan is culture-centric and a heartfelt leader with broad skills across agile delivery, product development, digital strategy, bootstrapping, artificial intelligence, and machine learning.  Allan has written extensively on the perils and promise of Artificial Intelligence for The Australian and Smart Company.  Learn more at

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Bhoomi Lalani

Bhoomi Lalani

Senior Strategy Manager,

Bhoomi is a passionate strategy and management professional with experience across pharmaceutical and healthcare industries globally in sales & marketing, financial analysis and project management at Johns Hopkins Health System. Bhoomi holds an MHA from Johns Hopkins University and MBA in pharmaceutical technology management and is committed to working towards accessibility and delivery of quality healthcare.

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