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Building an Equitable Tech Future

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ThoughtWorks Brisbane

127 Creek Street

#19

Brisbane City, QLD 4000

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Join us for the next By ThoughtWorks tech-talk series. Mingle, learn, and hang out with those wanting to keep up with the latest in technology. It’s our shout, so please join us for a fun and casual session over breakfast and coffee.

BUILDING AN EQUITABLE TECH FUTURE

At the heart of ThoughtWorks is an ambitious mission: to be a proactive agent of progressive change in the world. Aware of our own privilege, we strive to see the world from the perspective of the oppressed, the powerless and the invisible.

With QUT, here in Brisbane we’re kicking of a series of research, projects, and conversations about the social impact of tech trends, with a view to building a more equitable tech future. Some of these topics include:

  • Algorithmic accountability, transparency, bias & inclusion
  • Responsible data practices (privacy and ownership of data)
  • Automation and the future of work
  • Data use in social media and elections
  • Fake news and echo chambers
  • Regulating decentralised technologies
  • Blockchain for good
  • End-user autonomy and privacy

Come along and hear about the research QUT are undertaking, some of the projects already completed with ThoughtWorks and the wider community, and how you can get involved.

SPEAKERS

QUT: Assoc Prof Nic Suzor & Dr Monique Mann
ThoughtWorks: Flick Ruby, Eru Penkman & Clayton Nyakana
2017 Internet Freedom Hackathon winner: Kai Yeung

AGENDA

7:30 - 8:00 am - Arrive and networking coffee and breakfast
8:00 - 8:45 am - Presentation and discussion
8:45 - 9:15 am - Networking and more coffee
9:15 am - Close

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