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The End Of Privacy?

Toby Walsh, Ellen Broad and Sacha Molitorisz moderated by Karen Middleton

Sunday 16 August 2020
2.30PM – 3.30PM

In an increasingly digital world, what are the ethical effects of big tech’s algorithmically mediated architectures? Are we in denial about surveillance? How do we safeguard our privacy? Data ethics and the meaning of privacy today.

Presented by the Museum of Australian Democracy in the Members' Bar and Dining Room


Toby Walsh

Toby Walsh is one of the world’s leading researchers in Artificial Intelligence. He is Professor of Artificial Intelligence at the University of New South Wales and leads a research group at Data61, Australia’s Centre of Excellence for ICT Research. He is a Fellow of the Association for the Advancement of AI and has won the prestigious Humboldt Research Award. His latest book 2062: The World That AI Made was published in 2018.


Ellen Broad

Ellen Broad is a Senior Fellow with the 3A Institute at ANU. Despite studying Law and English Literature, Ellen's career has been in technology, spanning policy, standards and engineering. She is a member of the Australian government's Data Advisory Council and author of Made by Humans: the AI Condition, which was included in The Best Australian Science Writing 2019. She has written for The Guardian, New Scientist, Griffith Review and Inside Story. A board game about data she created with Jeni Tennison of the Open Data Institute is being played in 19 countries.


Sacha Molitorisz

Dr Sacha Molitorisz is an academic in media, law and ethics at the University of Technology Sydney. A former journalist, he worked for The Sydney Morning Herald for two decades. He is the author of Net Privacy: How we can be free in an age of surveillance and From Here To Paternity.


Karen Middleton

Karen Middleton is Chief Political Correspondent for The Saturday Paper and author of two books, An Unwinnable War – Australia in Afghanistan and Albanese – Telling it Straight, Karen has worked in the Canberra press gallery since 1989 and served as its president for four years. An experienced television, radio and newspaper commentator, she appears regularly on ABC TV’s Insiders and Network Ten’s The Project. She is a freelance contributor to ABC radio, Monocle 24 Radio UK and Radio New Zealand and is based in Canberra.