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The Ethics of AI

Panel Discussion and End of Financial Year Networking

(A CPA Australia and UniSC event)

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is profoundly impacting our lives across many domains, including healthcare, education, finance, customer service, entertainment, and social media. While it offers unprecedented opportunities for innovation, efficiency, and convenience, AI also raises significant ethical, societal, and economic challenges that require careful consideration and management.

Join us for a thought-provoking journey into the ethics of AI. Our expert panellists from diverse backgrounds will navigate the complex intersection of technology and morality, exploring questions that challenge our understanding of AI's impact on society. From algorithmic bias to privacy concerns, we delve into the ethical dilemmas shaping our digital future. Gain insights, engage in discussions, and discover how we can collectively shape a more responsible and equitable AI landscape. Don't miss this enlightening event where we confront the ethical dimensions of AI head-on.

When: Thursday 27 June 2024, from 5.30pm-7:30pm (5.15pm registration)

Where: Lecture Theatre 3 (LT3), Building I, University of the Sunshine Coast, Sunshine Coast Campus, Sippy Downs Drive, Sippy Downs, QLD, 4556

Registration (Light refreshments and drink on arrival):

  • $25.00 for UniSC staff & industry/community attendees
  • $20.00 for UniSC students (first 10 who register)

Please Register Here.

Registrations close: Wednesday 19 June 2024

Moderator Details:

Kathryn Giudes

Kathryn Giudes has over 15 years’ experience in IT, working in technical and business roles at Microsoft Corp and Amazon Corp. She has almost a decade of experience as a Non-Executive Director of ASX listed and private companies in Australia and is the Founder and Managing Director of macroDATA Digital Solutions, a company that enables Australian businesses to be secure and compliant in today’s high risk cyber landscape and utilises AI capability to enable sophisticated regulatory, standards and contractual compliance for SME businesses.

An accomplished professional who possesses a wealth of experience as a multi-dimensional thinker and strategist, Kathryn has consistently showcased her capacity for driving noteworthy business advancements in areas including:

  • Business Strategy & Planning, with an emphasis on optimising Internet capability that is fit-for-purpose to the business goals, having facilitated both start-ups and well-established corporations in achieving their digital aspirations, securely with no cyber breaches.
  • Architectural Development & Governance, with an ability to conceive and deliver sustainable IT architectural solutions.
  • Industry Insights, with significant hands-on experience across many sectors including Telecommunications, Supply Chain, Transportation, Financial Services, Gaming and Online Conferencing.
  • Operational Excellence, with a keen passion for sculpting and deploying platforms and initiatives that not only scale operations but also ensure maximum customer contentment while maximising business value.

Amongst many other accolades, Kathryn was recognised in 2020 as the Sunshine Coast's 7th Most Influential Woman (The Courier Mail).

Speaker Details:

Dr Karen Sutherland

Dr. Karen Sutherland is a Senior Lecturer in Public Relations at the University of the Sunshine Coast and a Certified AI Consultant. She co-founded Dharana Digital Marketing Agency and specialises in using AI for strategic communication. Dr. Karen has a track record of guiding organisations in leveraging AI to enhance efficiency and reduce costs. Locally she has provided AI guidance to Eumundi Markets, Noosa Council and Empire Art Photography. Her accolades include the 2023 Book Excellence Award in Public Relations and multiple Stevie Awards in 2022. She has designed and delivered training and workshops globally for over a decade across various sectors including health, small business, and education. Her research spans B2B relationships, social media practice, and pedagogy. Dr. Karen authored the widely downloaded 'Strategic Social Media Management – Theory and Practice'. She is preparing her next book, 'AI for Strategic Communication,' due for 2025 release. Dr. Karen also features in top-tier journals and media like The Wall Street Journal and ABC News Breakfast.

Ray Guy

Ray Guy is the visionary Chief Product Officer at macroDATA Digital Solutions, a dynamic leader with a remarkable track record of harnessing the power of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to revolutionise businesses across diverse industries. With over two decades of experience in senior management and leadership, Ray's expertise spans entertainment, utilities, banking, education, and health, making him a versatile force in the world of technology.

Ray is also the CEO and architect of TalkVia AI, Ray has been at the forefront of crafting custom AI solutions, TalkVia AI is the core of Orca Compliance, a macroDATA tool, as well as other 3rd party solutions that reshape customer service, optimise workforce management, and redefine talent acquisition, all using secure and proper AI at its core. With a relentless commitment to working collaboratively with clients, TalkVia AI boasts an impressive 8-year track record, successfully transforming AI aspirations into tangible and profitable business outcomes.

Sally Desch

Sally Desch is the Director at HRM Contracting and Consulting. She is a highly self-motivated, target driven, and people orientated professional, who has outstanding interpersonal abilities on all levels. A passionate leader with the ability to encourage and engage individuals and teams, especially through times of change. A record of outstanding customer service through strong relationship building and integrity. Experienced across many business functions, including Strategy, HRM, Senior Leadership Quality Assurance, Governance and Project Management