Gender and Diversity in Emerging Technology - panel discussion


13 July - 10.30 am (CET) Online


An informative, succinct, and entertaining webinar looking at the role of gender and women’s participation in cutting edge areas of science and technology such as artificial intelligence and quantum computing in Australia and France. The topic for the webinar is Gender and Diversity in Emerging Technology. How we ensure new technologies are developed in a way that is human centric and supports human rights is a major focus internationally.

Following a keynote speech by Australian Chief Scientist, Dr Cathy Foley on Australia’s quantum vision, the role of diversity in emerging tech, and why Australia, France and international organisations such as the OECD should work together in these areas, panels will focus on the challenges of ensuring development of emerging technologies consider gender and diversity and how we work together internationally on these challenges. We will hear from colleagues from the CNRS, the OECD, as well as the Australian National University and the CNRS/IRL-Crossing Lab in Adelaide:

  • Deputy Scientific Director, Institute for Research in IT and Random Systems, CNRS, Anne Siegel

  • Director of the CNRS Mission for Women’s Integration, Élisabeth Kohler

  • Director, Digital Economy Division, OECD, Audrey Plonk

  • Co-Director, CROSSING, Professor Anna Ma-Wyatt – French-Australian Laboratory for Humans-Autonomous Agents Teaming, Australia

  • Director, Tech Policy Design Centre, Australian National University, Johanna Weaver

The webinar will be moderated by Annette Young, journalist and host of The 51 Percent on France24 and will be simultaneously translated between French and English.


The link for the event is here.