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29November, 2021

BCS Warns Meeting Net Zero Targets Demands Better Emissions Data

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BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, has warned that government and industry need better and richer data to deliver on their COP26 pledges to combat climate change.

A BCS survey of IT professionals found that seven out of 10 tech experts (71 per cent) were not confident key departments and policy makers have the right data […]

29November, 2021

IFIP Welcomes Adoption of UNESCO Recommendations on AI

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IFIP has welcomed the adoption by UNESCO’s General Conference last week of the UNESCO Recommendations on the Ethics of Artificial Intelligence as an important step forward for the world. 

Announcing the adoption, UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay said the Recommendation was unprecedented in its substance, scope and degree of precision. Its adoption by the 193 states of […]

28October, 2021

BCS Charts its Next Three Years

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From BCS President John Higgins

We are pleased that our membership numbers have held up well through the pandemic. Our three-year minimum target now is for a 23 per cent increase to 70,000 members. The plan to achieve this has four pillars. We would be very happy to work with our sister organisations in IFIP on […]

28October, 2021

ACS Seeks Consultation on Major Governance Reforms

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ACS, (Australian Computer Society) has kicked off a series of in-person consultations for its Constitutional Reforms, which are part of planned governance reforms. 

The sessions, being run initially through video chat, include an overview of the reforms being considered, followed by focus group discussions where members will have an opportunity to discuss and provide input on proposed […]

28September, 2021

IFIP Names Anthony Wong New President-Elect

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IFIP Names Anthony Wong New President-Elect
IFIP, the global apolitical organisation for Information & Communications Technologies and Sciences, has announced its new leadership team, electing Australia’s Anthony Wong as its new President and South African Moira de Roche as its Vice President. 

Mr Wong will serve as IFIP President-elect for the next 12 months before taking over […]

28September, 2021

IFIP#60 Future of Information Processing Event Series Continues

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IFIP#60 Future of Information Processing Event Series Continues 

To celebrate IFIP’s 60th anniversary, we are putting together a series of 10 virtual panel events featuring members and associates of IFIP and showcasing the interesting and impressive work they do. Events in the series will consist of four or five panellists and a moderator presenting for an […]

26August, 2021

IFIP VP Anthony Wong to Lead New Working Group WG12.12

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AI Governance will be the primary focus of IFIP’s newest Working Group (WG), which has been established within IFIP Technical Committee (TC) 12.

WG12.12 (AIGOV) will be chaired by IFIP Vice President, ex-CIO and technology lawyer, Anthony Wong, who has written and presented extensively on the issue of ethical and regulatory approaches to AI in his […]

26August, 2021

#IFIP60 Virtual Panel Events Kick Off

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To celebrate IFIP’s 60th anniversary, we are putting together a series of 10 virtual panel events
featuring members and associates of IFIP and showcasing the interesting and impressive work they
do. Events in the series will consist of four or five panelists and a moderator presenting for an hour
and fifteen minutes, and will run from 30 August […]

29July, 2021

Robodebt was an AI ethics disaster

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Automated systems need greater accountability.

The Australian Government’s automated welfare debt recovery process, commonly known as ‘Robodebt’, was an unmitigated failure that exemplified the need to understand the ethics behind artificial intelligence decision making, according to a new report.

In his forward to The Ethics and Risks of AI Decision-Making report published by ACS, chair of the society’s AI Ethics Committee, Peter […]

29July, 2021

IFIP Welcomes Member Societies and Committees Celebrating #ifip60

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More than 33 #ifip60 events are taking place across the globe over the next few months as Member Societies and IFIP Committees join IFIP to celebrate its founding under the auspices of UNESCO 60 years ago.

In April, IP3 (IFIP’s International Professional Practice Partnership) hosted a panel discussion on “Building Cyber Resilience with a Professional Workforce” […]