Thursday 24th August 6.00-7.00pm Cargo Hall (previously Plus 5 Bar next door), South Wharf, Melbourne. Opposite Melbourne Convention and Exhibtion Centre. Will automation put many people out of work? What are the jobs of the future? Will we need to introduce radical changes like universal basic income? Conversation hosted by Toby Walsh.
Dr Stefan Hajkowicz is a principal scientist working in the field of strategic foresight at Australia's national science agency, CSIRO. He is based in Brisbane and has devoted his career to helping governments, companies and communities comprehend patterns of change so they can make wiser choices and secure better futures. His academic background is in geography, economics and decision theory. Stefan has a doctorate in geography from the University of Queensland and postgraduate qualifications in economics from the University of New England. He is widely published in the international scientific literature within these fields.
Dr. Rao Kambhampati is professor of Computer Science at Arizona State University. He works in Artificial Intelligence, with a focus on planning and decision-making, especially in the context of human-machine collaboration. He has published over 250 papers in AI and is widely cited. Rao is a fellow of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) and is the president of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence. He is also a trustee of the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI Inc.), and was program chair of the last edition of IJCAI, IJCAI-16 conference in New York, July 2016.