Engineering the Future

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The Engineering the Future series is a space for thought-provoking conversations about the bold ideas that will impact society over the next two decades.
From exciting developments in nuclear technology and major transformations in the mining industry, through to the universal impact of artificial intelligence, we speak with leading academics and industry leaders about the technological marvels that will define us as we work towards a more sustainable future for all.
Together, we’ll discover how innovative engineering starts with imagination in action.


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AI: From Imagination to Reality

Generative AI has the potential to revolutionise a wide range of industries and fields. What ethical concerns and potential risks does it have for the future of society, industry, and beyond? 

Speakers: Wilson da Silva, Rita Arrigo, Aurélie Jacquet, Sebastian Sequoiah-Grayson, and Toby Walsh.

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Technology and Longevity — How far can we go?

Biomedical technology advancements have created opportunities for us to connect and be part of a more inclusive living environment. With the desire for a longer, healthier life, what role does technology play in shaping this future?

Speakers: Julie Robotham, Beena Ahmed, Sze-Yuan Ooi, Eugene Salole, and Jackie Leach Scully.

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We need to talk about Nuclear Technology

There is no denying the nuclear conversation is already happening and has progressed around the world. With Australia well placed to become a world leader, what opportunities and issues does this disruptive technology pose?

Speakers: Lyria Bennett Moses, Edward Obbard, Ben Heard, and Matthew Kearnes.

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Humanitarian Engineering: Empowering Lives

Our world is ever changing. As we continue to grapple with both natural and man-made events that impact the homes and lives of people, what role does the humanitarian engineer play? 

Speakers: Andrew Dansie, Justine Nolan, Amit Singh, Sanmugi Sivakumar, Elizabeth Taylor AO.

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Engineering Ethics in the Age of Digital Advancement

With the advancement of digitisation and AI in the civil engineering industry, how do we ethically build a model that works at all levels and inspires trust, and learn to become greater ethical engineers ourselves?

Speakers: Matt Press, Michael Dakhoul, Agi Sterling, and Travis Waller.

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Australia’s Energy Future: Shaping a climate changing world

Climate change is arguably one of the most important global issues we face, so what are governments and industry doing to combat this issue?

Speakers: Justine Jarvinen, Grant King, and Dave Sharma.

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