Australia's Chief Scientist

Speeches

SPEECH: The future will find you

e”Science and mathematics make new potential. I think of them as humanity’s superpowers. And they’re your superpowers.”…

18 June 2018

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SPEECH: Artificial Intelligence – a matter of trust

“What would it take for you to put the same level of trust in AI as you would extend to a human?”

Dr Finkel gave the keynote address at a Committee for Economic Development of Australia event titled ‘Artificial Intelligence: …

18 May 2018

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Speech to the Australian Road Transport Suppliers Association

Dr Finkel delivered the opening speech to the Australian Road Transport Suppliers Association Global Leaders’ Summit in Melbourne on 8 May, 2018. The speech was titled “Delivering the Future”. …

8 May 2018

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Speech: Big questions, bright futures

“It seems to me that anyone with a pulse should be excited by the possibilities of science in 2018.”

Dr Finkel has delivered the opening address to the Quality in Postgraduate Research Conference titled ‘Big questions, bright futures’ in Adelaide …

17 April 2018

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Speech: Commonwealth Innovation – An Australian Perspective

The Chief Scientist delivered an opening address to the Commonwealth Innovation Science Forum in Brisbane that coincided with the Commonwealth Games being hosted by the Gold Coast.…

5 April 2018

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Speech: Winning the game of Faculty

“The success of our universities is not a matter of chance. If it’s a game, it’s a game of strategy.”

Dr Finkel gave the dinner address to the Universities Australia Higher Education Conference in Canberra on 28 February 2018. …

1 March 2018

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SPEECH: Evidence and integrity

“Science met Parliament, and the offspring was progress. Its sibling is potential.”…

13 February 2018

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SPEECH: Planting the seeds of citizen science

“Let me start with an impossible to answer question. Who invented citizen science?”…

8 February 2018

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SPEECH: Captain Science Says

To see the future for your children, look at the superheroes of your parents.”

Dr Finkel delivered a speech titled ‘Captain Science says’ to the 2018 Teach for Australia intake cohort in Melbourne on 10 December 2017.…

12 December 2017

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SPEECH: Future prescriptions for medical research

Dr Finkel addressed the Association of Australian Medical Research Institutes convention in Canberra on Wednesday 6 December, titled ‘Future prescriptions for medical research’. …

11 December 2017

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