S2, E1: Sue Keay

In this episode of Accelerating Change, we hear from Sue Keay, the Founder and Chair of Robotics Australia Group.

Machines will never have emotion or feeling. Although they’re increasingly becoming good at both reading and faking emotion to better facilitate relationships with humans.

Sue Keay

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Show Notes

In the first episode in Season 2 of the Accelerating Change podcast, Dr Paul Browning speaks with Sue Keay, Founder and Chair of Robotics Australia Group.

Sue grew up in Newcastle, NSW where she studied earth sciences at university, specialising in isotope geochemistry, before making her way to the tech industry and moving to Queensland. Since then, Sue has been responsible for setting up the world’s first robotic vision research centre, Australian Centre for Robotic Vision, and has also led the development of Australia’s first Robotics roadmap outlining how robotics and automation will impact on every sector of the Australian economy.

Join us for this episode where Paul and Sue dive into the impact of disruptive technologies, the gender gap in AI and robotics and advice for young people to get into robotics or quantum computing.

Further Reading

BOOKS MENTIONED:

The Future” by Al Gore

“Thank you for being late” by Thomas Friedman

“Sapiens” by Yuval Hari

ORGANISATIONS MENTIONED:

Silicon Valley Robotics

European Union’s approach to regulation of tech giants

KEY GROWTH SECTORS AND SKILLS

  • Computer science
  • Machine learning engineers
  • Data science
  • Electrical and mechanical engineering
  • Agriculture

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • 1:00 Sue’s background
  • 6:40 What is AI?
  • 9:05 Is AI coming or is it already here?
  • 11:00 What are the ethical dimensions of AI? Just because we can, should we?
  • 12:30 The gender gap in AI and robotics
  • 14:45 Should we be frightened of the future of AI and what it means for humans?
  • 15:42 The dangers of technology – digital literacy and influence of tech giants
  • 18:23 How can we empower ourselves to make a difference?
  • 21:18 Job displacement, job invention and education
  • 27:25 Advice for young people to get into robotics or quantum computing

CONNECT WITH PAUL BROWNING

Visit >> www.acceleratingchange.com.au
LinkedIn >> https://www.linkedin.com/in/pauldbrowning/

CONNECT WITH SUE KEAY

LinkedIn >> https://www.linkedin.com/in/sue-keay-b9a8933/
Twitter >> @suekeay

#robotics #artificialintelligence #education 

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