Codes of Conduct: AI-Human Entanglements and their Implications for Professionalism, Expertise and Education

November 11, 2019 - November 11, 2019


Burwood Corporate Centre Level 2, Building BC 221 Burwood Highway Burwood, Victoria 3125

Our professional lives are now increasingly entangled with artificial intelligence (AI). Organisations now routinely use AI for a range of operations which in turn re-define us and our work. AI is increasingly challenging our professionalism by taking over our decision-making, recruiting us as well as ‘managing’ us through monitoring our emotions and our behaviour. In some workplaces, facial recognition is enhanced to enable mood-recognition and organisations can monitor our mood – and ensure we are optimally productive. Emotion recognition is now a 20 billion dollar industry. In these hybrid times, what it means to be a professional in different professions is being re-inscribed.


AI and big data have also entered our schools and universities. Data analytics and predictive data are sorting, organising, prioritising and excluding prospective students and employees. As more and more assessments and other learning activities are done online, a range of data, including click behaviour and eyeball tracking, are now being collected to generate massive datasets that enable prediction and intervention. The use of gaming and the introduction of wearable technologies enable the collection of biometric data and real-time intervention based on these data.


What are the implications of this increasingly hybrid world where humans and AI are becoming more entangled and more indistinguishable? In particular, what are the implications for professionals in education – and what can we learn from other fields of endeavour? Join the conversation as experts across disciplines ponder these questions and raise new ones.


Speakers include

  • Ben Williamson (University of Edinburgh)
  • Sarah Pink (Monash University)
  • Neil Selwyn (Monash University)
  • Michelle Fitzgerald (City of Melbourne)


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