Wesley College Melbourne Australia
Wesley College Melbourne

Samuel Alexander Lecture

Prospering in the Artificial Intelligence World Alan Finkel 

The 2018 Samuel Alexander Lecture will be presented by Dr Alan Finkel AO. Australia’s Chief Scientist Dr Alan Finkel reflects on manners and morals for our future companions who might not all be human.

Dr Finkel commenced as Australia’s Chief Scientist on 25 January 2016. Since commencing as Chief Scientist, Dr Finkel has led a number of national reviews, delivering the 2016 National Research Infrastructure Roadmap, the 2017 Review into the National Electricity Market (“Finkel Review”) and the 2018 STEM Industry Partnership Forum report. He serves as the Deputy Chair of Innovation and Science Australia.

Dr Finkel has an extensive science background as an entrepreneur, engineer, neuroscientist and educator. He was awarded his PhD in electrical engineering from Monash University and worked as a postdoctoral research fellow in neuroscience at the Australian National University.

Dr Finkel is committed to science education and co-founded Cosmos Magazine, which in addition to magazine publishing operates a secondary schools science education program. He also led the development and implementation at ATSE of the STELR program for secondary school science, which has been adopted in more than 600 Australian schools. As Chief Scientist he has led the development of the STARportal information web site for extracurricular STEM activities.

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Read Alan Finkel's full biography here.


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