Artificial Intelligence, Technology and Human Rights - What’s All The Fuss?


New technologies, including Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the use of big data, can be powerful tools for strengthening legal rights, in particular human rights. However, technology can also raise critical legal, regulatory and ethical questions for businesses, individuals and government. This seminar brings together a panel of experts to discuss AI, technology and human rights. 

Edward Santow, Commissioner for Human Rights at the Australian Human Rights Commission, will be speaking about the challenges and risks associated with accountable decision making and AI. 

Elizabeth Tydd, NSW Information Commissioner, Open Data Advocate and CEO of the Information Privacy Commission, will explore human rights against a background of rapid adoption of technology by government and increasing outsourcing arrangements for service delivery, policy development and decision making. 

Professor Toby Walsh, from the University of NSW and Data61, will identify what new issues AI brings to ethics, and will cover topics ranging from driverless cars to the Cambridge Analytica data scandal.


  • Edward Santow, Commissioner for Human Rights, Australian Human Rights Commission 
  • Elizabeth Tydd, NSW Information Commissioner, Open Data Advocate and CEO of the Information Privacy Commission
  • Professor Toby Walsh, University of NSW and Data61


  •  Naomi Sharp SC, Sixth Floor Selborne Wentworth


CPD Points 1.5
Date & Times Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at 5:15pm - 6:45pm
CPD Strand Substantive Law, Practice and Procedure, and Evidence
Committee Human Rights Committee

NSWBA Common Room, Selborne Chambers, B/174 Phillip St, Sydney