Shape the Future


23 Apr, 2024

Café Scientifique: Artificial Intelligence and the role of governments

Hosted by the Alliance Française of Canberra and AFRAN, head to Canberra for a fascinating and highly-relevant discussion on AI and the role of governments around a glass of wine!

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?



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

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Alliance Française of Canberra, 66 McCaughey st, Turner ACT

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