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Summit on the future use of AI

by Roy,

NSW Government leaders and artificial intelligence (AI) experts recently discussed the ethical and responsible future use of AI in government services at the NSW AI Summit in Sydney.

More than 250 people participated in the three-hour livestreamed summit on topics such as the development of an AI assurance framework, how technology can be used responsibly to improve customer services and key actions to build government maturity in AI.

The summit was one of the key actions under the AI Strategy released in August 2020.

Stream it on demand here. Summit agenda and list of speakers:




Official welcome and acknowledgement of country


Dr Ian Oppermann, Chief Data Scientist and Event Host, NSW Department of Customer Service (DCS)

PANEL: The journey since 2019, the future of AI in NSW Government’ + Assurance Framework (UTS expert)


Dr Ian Oppermann, Chief Data Scientist

Greg Wells GCIO, DCS

Fang Chen (UTS)

KEYNOTE: key actions in 2021 to build government maturity in AI


The Hon. Victor Dominello, Minister for Customer Service

SPEAKER: Case study: NSW Revenue


Kathleen Mackay, Chief Digital Officer, Revenue NSW

SPEAKER: Case study: Sepsis Prediction


Lachlan Rudd, ‎Director Data and Analytics, ‎eHealth NSW

SPEAKERS: Standards Australia (Assurance Framework) - Jed Horner and Aurelie Jacquet


Jed Horner, Strategic Advocacy Manager, Standards Australia

Aurelie Jacquet, Chair of the Standards Australia committee

PANEL: AI in Government – Expert Panel


Dr Ian Oppermann and an expert panel: Malcolm Crompton, Edward Santow, Peter Leonard, Maria Milosavljevic and Aurelie Jacquet.

SPEAKER: The potential of AI for government and society


Chris Vein, Non-Executive Chairman Startup Policy Lab

Closing remarks


Dr Ian Oppermann, Chief Data Scientist

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