Future Tech and How To Make It Accessible

9:10am Friday 15 November

New technology is radically reshaping economies, social and political structures. Artificial intelligence, robotics, neural network computing – these things are changing what it means to be human.

And change is happening fast.

AI can create new and hidden forms of discrimination. This is possible because to date, human rights have not been at the centre of this revolutionary change.

That must end.

At A11y Camp this year, I’ll be speaking about why everyone should have the right to access technology, and how organisations should be adopting a ‘human rights by design’ approach.

Ed Santow

Human Rights Commissioner at the Australian Human Rights Commission

Ed SantowEdward Santow has been Human Rights Commissioner at the Australian Human Rights Commission since August 2016.

Ed leads the Commission’s work on technology and human rights; refugees and migration; human rights issues affecting LGBTI people; counter-terrorism and national security; freedom of expression; freedom of religion; and implementing the Optional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture (OPCAT).

Ed’s areas of expertise include human rights, public law and discrimination law. He is a Visiting Professorial Fellow at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Human Rights and the Fourth Industrial Revolution, and serves on a number of boards and committees.