Four researchers sitting on a panel at the SXSW Sydney Conference
Left to Right: Kylie Pappalardo (QUT), Ramon Lobato (RMIT University), Alex Hay (ABC) & Matthew Hancock (SBS).

ADM+S research featured at the SXSW Sydney Conference

Author  Kathy Nickels
Date 2 November 2023

Research from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making and Society has been featured at the SXSW Sydney Conference alongside inspired thinkers, creators and innovators in tech and innovation, games, music and screen from around the world.

Associate Professor Ramon Lobato (ADM+S at RMIT University) and Dr Kylie Pappalardo (ADM+S at QUT) joined colleagues from ABC iView and SBS On Demand for a panel discussion about local content prominence and discoverability in streaming services and smart TVs. 

“It was a great experience to speak at the SXSW conference and to share ADM+S research with an engaged audience of creatives and tech experts, all passionately interested in the future of Australian media,” said Associate Professor Lobato. 

Professor Kim Weatherall (ADM+S at USyd) joined speakers from CSIRO, TEDx and Move37 to discuss creativity wars in the age of AI. 

Four speakers sitting on a panel at the SXSW Conference
Left to right: Jon Yeo (TEDx), David King (Move 37), Stela Solar (CSIRO) & Kimberlee Weatherall (UniSyd).

Dr Silvia Montaña-Niño (ADM+S at QUT) presented with Stuart Watt and Ange Lavoipierre from ADM+S partner organisation, ABC, alongside Fran Molloy (MEAA) and Peter Huang (The Neuron) on the panel “What AI-Generated News Could Mean for Human-Produced Journalism”.

Five speakers on a panel at SXSW Sydney Conference.
Left to right: Stuart Watt (ABC), Silvia Montaña-Niño (QUT), Fran Molloy (MEAA), Pete Huan (The Neuron) & Ange Lavoipierre (ABC).

Professor Nic Suzor (ADM+S at QUT) joined Reset Australia, eSafety Commissioner Julie Inman Grant, and Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen for a deep dive into transparency and accountability in AI. 

Kate Bower from CHOICE and the University of Technology Sydney spoke on the panel “Towards AI Systems That Can Learn & Reason Responsibly” with colleagues from CSIRO, AI Leadership Institute and The Ethics Centre. 

Running from October 15-22 at Darling Harbour, SXSW Sydney featured 400 sessions and more than 700 speakers from around the world.