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Emerging Health Technologies in Australia: Developments in automation, AI and more

28 June 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm AEST

Masked medical professional speaking to patient

Emerging technologies such as automated decision-making (ADM) and artificial intelligence (AI) are being increasingly applied within healthcare contexts. However, media coverage tends to focus on overseas examples. What is happening here in Australia? What technologies actually exist, and what does AI look like in practice? What are the opportunities and impacts for health consumers? In this webinar, researchers from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making and Society, Dr Ash Watson and Vaughan Wozniak-O’Connor, will answer these questions and share findings from their research. They will be joined by discussant Steve Woodyatt, CEO at Datarwe, who will respond and share their own experiences in this developing space.

This event is presented by the ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making and Society in partnership with Consumers Health Forum of Australia (CHF) and Datarwe.

Ash Watson

Dr Ash Watson – Research Fellow, ADM+S
Ash is a sociologist who researches the current and anticipated impacts of emerging technologies in contexts of health and wellbeing. Her current projects focus on developments in healthtech startups and how health consumers make sense of health information about themselves, their communities and their environments. Her other recent work has examined people’s experiences during COVID-19, including a co-authored book The Face Mask in COVID Times (2021).

Vaughan Wozniak-O'Connor

Vaughan Wozniak-O’Connor – Research Fellow, ADM+S
Vaughan is a media artist and emerging technology researcher. His research explores arts-based and creative applications of emerging technologies. He has undertaken creative projects both internationally and nationally, including the Museum of Contemporary Art (Sydney), Plimsoll Gallery (Tasmania), The Condensory (Queensland), Museu de Aveiro (Portugal) and Holocenter (NYC).

Stephanie Chaousis

Dr Stephanie Chaousis – Partnerships Manager, Datarwe
Dr Stephanie Chaousis, uses her research expertise to lead partnerships and research governance at clinical data company, Datarwe. She is passionate about the translation of big data and AI-enabled research into real-word solutions that will help Australia maintain and enhance its world-class healthcare system. At Datarwe, she is working to develop the world’s most comprehensive acute care real world data platform, enabling researchers and product developers to create next-generation Artificial Intelligence (AI) clinical diagnostic tools and technologies. She also heads up the federally funded national AI for healthcare training program delivered by not-for-profit company IntelliHQ.

Roma Cecere

Roma Cecere – Consumer Advocate and Traveller
Roma works with consumers and local council organisations to share her knowledge about navigating the healthcare system, medicines and new technologies as an everyday enabler. For 35 years she has worked across the pharmaceutical (medicines and devices) and medicine information, pharmacy patient health services software and pathology (private and hospital) industries.


28 June 2022
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm AEST