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Digital Innovation Festival presents

Solving Global Problems: Data, AI and Future Systems #DIFhub19

AI Futures:

Solving Global Problems: Data, AI and Future Systems



Evolution of AI and data, how it can be used as a force for good and how this can be used to support leading models, frameworks and theories toward a better future ... from progressive business models, future work and global equity this technology will transform our ability to lead humanity to a prosperous future with better outcomes for people and planet.



Kelly Hutchinson - Founder, DSI4AU and Deputy Chair, Pearcey Foundation

Kelly Hutchinson is an innovator, researcher, speaker and advisor with 20 years experience. An international expert on innovation and impact at the intersection of tech and social. Kelly successfully blends business and social missions. Her focus is on enabling digital social innovation in Australia and emerging markets where technology becomes a key driver of economic growth. This is a time where the world we want is attainable through, and supportive of advances in science and technology. Kelly has a bold aspiration to harnesses the power tech4good and social tech movement to build a shared vision of desirable futures - the DSI sociotechnical imaginary.


Max Lynman - Co-founder 

Having always had a strong drive for social justice, Max Lynam was moved by the Rwandan genocide to become an Australian Army officer and join UN peacekeeping missions. Back home, Max was also a bit of a computer geek having built a multimillion-dollar ecommerce business supporting Australian farmers. Over the past 10 years Max has dedicated his efforts on purpose driven organisations, yet was shocked to find that even the biggest social impact organisations are still unable to measure the actual impact and outcomes of their activities.


Ruth Lewis - Principal, Technology Foresight

Ruth Lewis is a strategic futurist shaping the standards and ethical frameworks that society needs to prosper in the emerging digital economy. An experienced strategic IT consultant, senior business analyst and professional engineer, Ruth has worked across many industries, sectors and technologies Her particular focus is on the innovative use of digital technology in business and in society. A graduate of Swinburne's Master of Strategic Foresight, Ruth has a sound foundation for the successful practice of strategic foresight and futures studies techniques. She applies this knowledge to a range of business and societal issues to promote a sustainable future. A member of the IEEE Process for Addressing Ethical Concerns During System Design, Working Group she works on a standard which establishes a process model by which engineers and technologists can address ethical consideration throughout the various stages of system initiation, analysis and design. Ruth has recently established er own consultancy called 'Technology Foresight' to consult in this area.




The 2019 DIF Hub recorded  sessions over 5 days of the 2019 Digital Innovation Festival from Monday 2 to Friday 6 September at the Victorian Innovation Hub, Goods Shed North, Docklands.

Watch on demand the DIFhub19 event series. 

This session is part of the AI Futures Day recorded on Tue 3 Sep 2019.