Professor Graeme Clark, AC Laureate Professor Emeritus
“It gives me great pleasure to have the opportunity to welcome your interest in the work
of Norbert Wiener and invite you to Melbourne to participate in this important
conference.” Professor Graeme Clark, AC Laureate Professor Emeritus, leader in
pioneering cochlear implant research, the winner of numerous awards and honours and
who continues to research the convergence between engineering and biology at the
University of Melbourne.
Professor Graeme Clark-
Cybernetics and the Creation of the Bionic Ear and Medical Bionics
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Norbert Wiener & Thinking Machines
SSIT president Dr. Greg Adamson discusses the connections between Norbert Wiener and this year’s conference theme.
Opening the Conference
"A fortunate few can say, in their lifetimes, that they made a difference within their profession. A remarkable few can say that they not only changed their profession, but other professions as well.Wiener’s contributions profoundly altered our world in ways that continue to be felt today. This IEEE conference will celebrate the work of Norbert Wiener, while noting his influence on developments and innovation that continue to shape and change our lives. I urge students, students of students, colleagues, technical historians –in short, everyone - to join me and those who knew this truly remarkable technologist." - Dr Peter Staecker, IEEE President 2013.
Several exciting pre-conference events will be held in India. Find out more here.
Technologists and the Future of Work: Do we have a responsibility to the community?
As technologists develop technologies that are dramatically changing the face of work, do we have a responsibility to the communities that our technologies disrupt, and if so, what is that responsibility? Participants:
Can we program Ethics into Artificial Intelligence?
Since Isaac Asimov introduced his Three [later four] Laws of Robotics in 1942, technologists have contemplated the challenge of programming ethics. As driverless cars travel millions of kilometres the question is no longer theoretical. Participants:
Prof Katina Michael, Information Sciences and Technology, University of Wollongong