Australia's Chief Scientist

Advancing science for a healthy, sustainable and prosperous Australia.

Future Events

  • 16 Aug
    Smallwood Oration 5:30 PM Austin Hospital

    “The AI will see you now”

    How would you feel about a medical robot with artificial intelligence (AI) examining, diagnosing and treating your cancer? How will AI and robotics shape our healthcare ecosystem?

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Advancing science for a healthy, sustainable and prosperous Australia.

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    Meet Australia's Science Superheroes - Lila Landowski

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    Meet Australia's Science Superheroes - Bryan Lessard

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    Meet Australia's Science Superheroes - Emma Kennedy

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    Meet Australia's Science Superheroes - Dominic Hare

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    Meet Australia's Science Superheroes - Marissa Parrott

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Speeches & Interviews

  • SPEECH: THE NEXT GENERATION

    15 August 2018

    “Technology is not a solution for ignorance. It makes the opportunities of the educated even greater.”

  • Australian Science Superheroes – Lila Landowski

    27 July 2018

    “Everything you do, whether you’re thinking about it or not, is controlled by the brain. I’m trying to figure out how to fix it when things go wrong, such as after a stroke.”

  • SPEECH: The future of Australian mining


    “It seems to me that if we can be the best in the world at integrating artificial intelligence into mining, then we ought to be the best at capitalising on human intelligence as well.”

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ARTICLES OF INTEREST

ARTICLE: Chief Scientist warns AI could create “parallel society” 26 July 2018

“Australia’s chief scientist Dr Alan Finkel has cautioned that companies and corporations cannot just be left to their own devices to come up with individual interpretations for the ethical uses of technology.”

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Future Events

  • 16 Aug
    Smallwood Oration 5:30 PM Austin Hospital

    “The AI will see you now”

    How would you feel about a medical robot with artificial intelligence (AI) examining, diagnosing and treating your cancer? How will AI and robotics shape our healthcare ecosystem?

More events