Can AI Save Humanity?

With technology progressing at an unprecedented pace, the prominence of AI captures global attention and fuels debates on its merits and drawbacks.

Learn how leading researchers from the UNSW Data Science Hub, the School of Mathematics and Statistics, and UNSW are addressing problems using AI across health, climate change, sustainability and equity. The panel will also explore the transformative potential of AI in enhancing human well-being and safeguarding the future of our planet, unlocking possibilities beyond our individual capabilities.


Join our host, Ruben Meerman (aka The Surfing Scientist), in a panel discussion with data scientists:

  • Dr Daniel Falster
  • A/Prof Yanan Fan
  • A/Prof Shane Keating
  • Dr Shafagh Waters

This event will be held in the Science Theatre at UNSW, and will also be livestreamed for a virtual audience. 

Afternoon tea served on arrival at 4pm in the Science Theatre; panel to commence at 4.30pm. 


This event is proudly hosted by the UNSW Data Science Hub and the School of Mathematics and Statistics, in partnership with the Faculty of Science, UNSW Sydney.


Tuesday 8 August


4pm: Afternoon tea
4.30-5.30pm: Panel discussion and Q&A


Science Theatre, UNSW (map ref: F13)


Register via Eventbrite.

*The event will also be livestreamed - this option can be selected when registering.