Techweek TV: Trustworthy AI

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Artificial intelligence (AI) can drive significant economic and social benefits for New Zealand, but also introduces a range of risks and challenges to New Zealand society. This session will focus on how we can maintain public trust in the development and use of AI in New Zealand.


This Techweek TV session will appeal to anyone in business, government and academia.

You can drop into this event at any time.

This event does not require registration.

Thursday 30 Jul
10:30am - 11:00am

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Frith Tweedie

Digital Law Leader, EY

Frith leads the EY Digital Law team for Australia and New Zealand. She has over 18 years’ experience advising New Zealand, Australian and UK clients on digital issues andregularly assists clients with their privacy, technology, IP and e-commerce law needs. Frith led the legal aspects of a global EY engagement developing the national AI strategy and ethical framework for the government of Malta and played a key role developing the “Trustworthy AI in Aotearoa” ethical AI principles on behalf of the AI Forum. She is on the Executive Council of the AI Forum and the Australia New Zealand Advisory Board of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)

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Maciej Surowiec

Government Affairs Lead – New Zealand Corporate, External and Legal Affairs (CELA)

Maciej leads Microsoft’s government policy and external affairs work in New Zealand. Prior to moving to NZ in November 2019, Maciej spent over 5 years at Microsoft EU in Brussels, a regional team working with the EU Institutions and NATO as well as leading company’s public policy strategy across Europe. Throughout his term in Brussels, Maciej worked across several industrial and security policy domains. Prior to joining Microsoft, Maciej has worked as a public affairs consultant in Brussels, at a European Parliament as well as at the Polish and EU diplomatic missions in Asia. Alumnus of the College of Europe, Maastricht University and Jagiellonian University in Kraków.

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Dr. Craig Jones

Deputy Government Statistician

Craig started as Deputy Government Statistician with responsibility for Data System Leadership in May 2020. Prior to this role he was Deputy Secretary, Evidence, Data and Knowledge in the Ministry of Education since May 2016. Prior to joining the Ministry he spent 16 years in the New South Wales public service, holding leadership roles in Justice,Treasury and Education.
Originally from Waihopai | Invercargill, he graduated from Otago University in 2000 and was later awarded a PhD in forensic psychology from the University of New South Wales.
Craig proudly describes himself as a data nerd and all of his roles in government have involved a strong focus on how government can collect, manage and use data to make better decisions.

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