Innovation / Manufacturing / Technology
THE CONNECTED YOU: Material Creation
You’re invited to join this free presentation that emphasises our capacity to produce unheard-of developments in manufacturing such as advanced robotics, high performance computing and more, impacting whole industries in unparalleled ways.
Dr Kobi Leins – Senior Research Fellow in Digital Ethics, Melbourne School of Engineering, University of Melbourne
Kobi Leins is a Senior Research Fellow in Digital Ethics in the School of Engineering and a Non-Resident Fellow of the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR).
Leins has managed programs and teams in the areas of administrative law & justice, humanitarian law, human rights law, and disarmament with the United Nations and the International Committee of the Red Cross. In 2006, Leins worked with the International Service for Human Rights in New York to advocate for the adoption of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, after which she worked for the United Nations Secretariat. In 2005, she liaised with States, scientists and stakeholders to raise awareness of, and compliance with, the Biological Weapons and Chemical Weapons Conventions.
In 2004, Leins worked as a Legal Officer at the United Nations Compensation Commission in Geneva under the auspices of a Security Council Resolution analysing and presenting claims for environmental damage following Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait in 1991, having escaped commercial law to do so. Leins also prepared a matrix for review of domestic compliance with the Chemical Weapons Convention, which many States adopted.
Leins has submitted her PhD with the University of Melbourne on whether the use of nanotechnology enhanced or based weapons is prohibited or limited in an armed conflict.
Simon Coghlan – Senior Research Fellow in Digital Ethics, Centre for AI and Digital Ethics (CAIDE)
Simon is a moral philosopher and a veterinarian. He is a senior research fellow in the Centre for AI and Digital Ethics (CAIDE) and the School of Computing and Information Systems (CIS). Previously, he worked in university medical schools, teaching and researching in health ethics. Before that, Simon was a small animal veterinarian in private practice.
Simon’s research in digital ethics currently includes a focus social robots, on animal-computer interaction, and on digital technologies in healthcare and public health. He has interests in applied ethics of various types, including conservation ethics, animal ethics, and medical ethics.
His work on social robots examines how robots might enter our lives both now and in coming decades. This includes the use of robots as companions and carers and the ethical questions that this prospect raises.
The Connected You event series is delivered by Melbourne Connect, a forthcoming innovation precinct and ecosystem co-locating industry, research, talent and entrepreneurs to establish Melbourne as a global innovation destination.
Melbourne Connect opens in 2021.