This piece looks at the women in Australia who are pioneering A.I and helping to shift the balance.


Professor Lyria Bennett Moses

A.I has many social implications on how we live, which means that there are also legal impacts we might need to consider. 

This is something Professor Lyria Bennett Moses, the Director of the UNSW Allens Hub and Associate Dean of Research at UNSW Law & Justice, has been thinking about for many years. 

Professor Bennett Moses believes that A.I is a growing part of court processes. She says that A.I is becoming increasingly popular in courts and tribunals and that there are benefits and concerns about its compatibility with fundamental values.  

Her research has proposed updates of the Australian curricula on statistics and modelling to include more recent examples of data processing to educate young students how this data is being used. 

“While not every high school student needs to be able to code a machine learning algorithm, young people need to understand what’s going on behind these systems so they can properly assess their use as future citizens, consumers or in a professional capacity,” she said in 2019

In February, she said the invention of ChatGPT has positive ramifications in the court room, comparing the technology to a calculator for a math student. 

As the co-lead of the Law and Policy theme in the Cyber Security Cooperative Research Centre and Faculty lead in the UNSW Institute for Cyber Security, she is also a published author, writing a book with Dr Michael Guihot in 2020 addressing the legal and policy issues associated with the use of A.I.


Excerpt from article by Jessie Tu from Women's Agenda, read the full article here.