Session Outline

AI for good is an emerging movement that empowers organizations working to solve global challenges to the environment, humanitarian issues, accessibility, health, and cultural heritage. As part of the world’s largest humanitarian organization, Australian Red Cross is working towards a framework for ethical AI which enables the organizations to work collaboratively aligning with their corporate social responsibilities (CSR). Our framework enables adopting AI ethics as an important state in an organization’s AI roadmap which drives AI for serving humanity and future sustainability.

Key Takeaways

  • AI Ethics
  • Social impact
  • Sustainability


Speaker Bio

Dr Mahendra Samarawickrama | Senior Manager – Data Science and Analytics | Australian Red Cross

Dr Mahendra Samarawickrama is a senior leader in the data science and AI sector with rich experience across a wide range of people, cultures, technologies and governance. He is extremely passionate about empowering people, innovations, and creativity to enhance the businesses, trust and customer experience. His experience spans across conceptualising, building and managing a variety of data science and analytics teams, systems and processes. He holds a PhD in computer science with masters of business administration (MBA) and project management (MPM). His technical skills specialised in machine learning, deep learning, telecommunication and high-performance computing. He is a graduate of the AICD (GAICD), an ACS certified professional (CP), a senior member of IEEE (SMIEEE) and an honorary visiting scholar at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS). In the Australian Red Cross, he leads the AI and data-science strategy while building capability for social innovation, transformation and sustainability by mobilising the power of humanity.

October 16 @ 14:30
14:30 — 14:50 (20′)

Day 2 | M8 | Machine And Deep Learning Stage

Dr Mahendra Samarawickrama | Senior Manager – Data Science and Analytics | Australian Red Cross