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ACS Tech: Interactive - Societal Impact of AI and Data Science

What are your views regarding how AI and Data Science are shaping our society? Come prepared with your mobile device to this interactive session in which participants will share their views on important issues of our day.

Registration End Date: Tue, 15 Jun, 09:00 AM

  • where

  • State Library of WA, Great Southern Room (Level 4)
    25 Francis Street
    Perth WA 6000
  • when

  • Event Start: Tue, 15 Jun, 05:30 PM
    Event Finish: Tue, 15 Jun, 07:30 PM
  • event price

  • Member: $10.00

  • * Your price may vary on registration depending on your membership type.

<p><img alt="User-added image" src=";oid=00D90000000o5NE&amp;lastMod=1620113359000"></img></p> <p><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri,sans-serif;"><b>IMPORTANT NOTICE: </b></span></span><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri,sans-serif;">PLEASE DO NOT REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT IF YOU DO NOT LIVE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA<br>This is an in-person event to be held in Perth, Western Australia. </span></span><br><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri,sans-serif;">It will <b><u>NOT</u></b> be available online.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri,sans-serif;">----------------------------------------------------------------------------</span></span><br><b>TECHNOLOGY AND ETHICS - THE BIG QUESTIONS</b><br>Should social media providers pay news providers for content posted on their site? What role should AI and Data Science play in government and policy setting, and where are the legal and ethical boundaries that protect the privacy of law-abiding citizens? What are some of the big issues facing our society with the self-driving cars on the the near horizon?<br><br><b>INTERACTIVE - HAVE YOUR SAY</b><br>Join us at this upcoming in person interactive event where you will <u>use your mobile device to register your views</u>, and see if your views are aligned with those of other participants. This will be a different kind of event, so get ready to dive and and engage with other members of the branch!</p> <p> </p> <p>Post presentation refreshments provided.</p> <p> </p> <p><b>IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR ATTENDEES</b><br>Due to the importance of contact tracing for COVID-19 purposes if required, it is important to have your attendance registered.<br><br>On arrival at registration, please make sure to have your event confirmation e-mail with QR code ready to present where your attendance will be recorded. This can be provided via your phone or a printed copy.</p>

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User research (URCH) -> Level 5


Brian Robert von Konsky

Brian Robert von Konsky

Brian is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Information Systems at Curtin University in Perth, Western Australia. He is recognised as a Certified Professional by the Australian Computer Society (ACS). He was elected a Fellow of the ACS in recognition of his contribution to computing and software engineering education. He is currently serves on the ACS WA Branch Executive Committee and as a member of the National Fellows Committee. He was previously chair of the ACS Accreditation Committee.

Until 2011, he was a member of the ACS Professional Standards Board (PSB) where he took a leadership role in defining the ACS Core Body of Knowledge. Previously, he has served as the Head of Department for CBS Flexible Learning, and as the Course Coordinator for Curtin University's degree programs in Software Engineering in the Faculty of Science and Engineering.

His research interests include education in Information Communications Technology, with an emphasis on the development of professional skills like leadership, teamwork, and project management. He is also interested in mobile technologies that support eLearning and collaboration. He has extensive experience in the ICT industry that includes nine years as an employee of Hewlett-Packard

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25 Francis Street,Perth,WA,Australia

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  • ACS reserves the right to change the program at any time. Every effort will be made to ensure a program of equivalent standard and members are updated with changes.
  • All dietary requirements are considered, however we cannot guarantee a 100% allergen free environment.
  • ACS reserves the right to prohibit entry or eject any person from an ACS event based on behaviour deemed inappropriate by ACS staff, its agents and/or others working under its authority.
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  • All attendees must provide a valid phone number and email address to be contacted on if there is reason to notify about a possible COVID-19 exposure

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