Regional Business HQ’s next Conversations That Matter event, will explore the expanding role of AI in today's society through the lens of the inbuilt biases that have been embedded in AI from the start.
The keynote speaker will be internationally acclaimed journalist and author Tracey Spicer, who will share her story of overcoming gender bias throughout her illustrious media career and relate this challenge to the many discoveries she made during the writing of her most recent book Man Made.
The book uncovers the biases inherent in the very fabric of AI programming and other technologies.
Sometimes funny, sometimes shocking, Tracey’s presentation will challenge attendees to contemplate the future of AI and its implications for society.
Tracey will generously tell her story of how she has overcome gender biases in her career and how these biases have been entrenched in the thinking that’s gone into the foundations of AI programming.
Regional Business HQ General Manager Brooke Fossey said this latest instalment of the ongoing Conversations That Matter series was highly relevant to the local business community.
“Business is at the front line of the adoption of technology in our society,” Brooke said.
“It’s important that we engage in discussions that help us interpret the data being produced by technologies such as AI so that we can understand how to best navigate it going forward.”
Conversations That Matter is a series of events hosted by Regional Business HQ to bring the business community together to discuss important issues that affect personal wellbeing and mental health.
Tickets are now on sale for the Conversations that Matter business luncheon on 22 November at The Waves, Bundaberg, made possible by event supporters – Ergon Energy and Australian Computer Society.
Date: 22 November 2023
Time: 11.45 am for noon start
Location: The Waves Sports Club – 1 Miller Street, Norville, Bundaberg