Is your job at risk of automation?

A host of experts in automation technology and artificial intelligence will convene in Canberra later this month to discuss how automated systems can supplement and support the work of ICT professionals.

More than 30 international experts will speak on a range of topics at this year’s ACS Canberra Branch Annual Conference, themed ‘AI and the Future of Work’.

The aim of the event is address the growing presence of autonomous technologies and the implementation of artificial intelligence, while also providing guests with a unique networking event.

The conference, held at the National Convention Centre, will also address looming cyber threats and discuss cybersecurity strategies for public and private sectors.

The full-day event is divided into different streams: technology, security, data management, leadership, future of work, analysis and design, education, ethics and professionalism.

Think about it. What will you do if automation swallows your job?

Guests will also hear from four distinguished keynote speakers, including Microsoft Australia Chief Technology Officer, James Kavanagh.

Kavanagh, who is responsible for public sector market strategy and technology policy engagement with the government at Microsoft, has recently appeared in the news for his role in helping Microsoft secure approval from the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) to provide cloud services to the government and public sector.

Currently completing a Masters in Computer Science, Artificial Technology, Kavanagh will present ‘The Gravity of Data and Emergence of AI,’ and speak to the audience of the role data has in advancing breakthroughs in AI, as well as the varying applications of AI today and in the future.

Other keynote speakers include:

  • NSW Government Chief Information Security Officer – Dr Maria Milosavljevic
  • International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) President-Elect – Prof. Mike Hinchey
  • Author and comedian – Anh Do

The conference will be followed by a cocktail reception and gala dinner, where ACT Chief Minister, Andrew Barr, will present the Conference Dinner Address.

For more information and to buy tickets, click here.