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Blowing the whistle on big tech: transparency and accountability in the age of AI

2050 Presented by CSIRO & Main Sequence

Blowing the whistle on big tech: transparency and accountability in the age of AI

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As we hurtle headlong towards the metaverse and the next great evolution of the digital age, this session brings together global experts to explore what we can learn from Web 2.0 when it comes to preventing online harms.

What is the tech industry doing to prevent – or perpetuate – these risks, from disinformation and online hate and abuse to child sexual exploitation? How is safety prioritised versus profit? And how could these risks be supercharged through generative AI and immersive tech?

The answers are often hidden deep inside Big Tech conglomerates, along with potential solutions.

If sunlight is the best disinfectant, then shining a light on what tech companies are doing to protect their users is critical to accountability. But meaningful transparency has so far been elusive.

Enter the whistleblowers, advocates, academics, journalists and regulators who are calling out these issues and developing strategies to drive lasting change.

Join Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen, Australia’s eSafety Commissioner Julie Inman Grant, Queensland University of Technology Professor Nic Suzor and Reset Australia children’s policy director Dr Rys Farthing, as they lift the lid on Big Tech’s role in online harms and examine ways these risks can be reduced in the future.

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