Dr Finkel was honoured by Australia’s biomedical engineers in November, when he was presented with the 2019 David Dewhurst Award for Biomedical Engineering Excellence. First presented in 1996 by the Biomedical College of Engineers Australia, the award honours leaders in biomedical device development in Australia.
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“…the development of A.I. provides us with an opportunity not only for intellectual growth, but for moral leadership. …Through concerted and collective efforts we can fashion a framework that will enable Australia to be global leaders in the field of A.I. ethics and human rights.”
"Science often moves faster than our ability to fully grasp all of its implications, leaving a trail of moral and ethical dilemmas in its wake.