AI and Machine Learning – We Need to Ensure all of Society Benefits21st September 2018
Regulation, Big Data and Data Analytics: A New Era
Carnegie Mellon University has designed a 2-day workshop to explore this new frontier for policy-makers, regulators and those working with them. The delivery of public services is increasingly using descriptive and predictive analytics to analyse big data. However, its application in the public sector is proving to be challenging.
Participants in this workshop will hear:
- Productivity Commissioner (and former Head of DPC in Victoria and NSW), Ken Baxter, on providing reliable and credible flows of data and information to and from Departments and Departmental Heads in particular to Ministers and Ministerial staff
- Australian Taxation Office Executive Director for Data and Analytics Strategy, Meg Haseldine, on the ATO’s data -driven strategy
- Victorian Commissioner for Better Regulation, Anna Cronin, on linking data with better regulatory performance
- Australian Government former Director of the Office of Best Practice Regulation, Wayne Poels, on the application of big data analytics to regulating at the Federal level
- SA Commissioner for Taxation, Julie Holmes, on issues at the coalface from using big data
- Academic staff from CMU-A on the latest in applying descriptive and predictive data analytics to public sector contexts
Specific issues to be addressed include:
- the potential of predictive analytics for regulators;
- building trust and legitimacy in the new environment;
- explainability as a substitute for transparency;
- involving citizens in the opaque world of big data and predictive analytics;
- emerging regulatory frameworks for the use of predictive analytics in the public sector.
The 2-day workshop in Adelaide also includes a unique half day session in which participants mine real data and apply algorithms to test their predictive accuracy. This will be done using provided software and big data sets. There is no prior experience required and all participants will be supported by CMU-A technical staff in this session. The aim is to give participants a first-hand understanding of what data analysts do.
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Ken Baxter Chairman, TFG International Pty Ltd Commissioner, ProductivityCommission
Julie Holmes Commissioner of State Taxation Government of South Australia
Emil P. Bolongaita Head, CMU-A and Distinguished Service Professor
Timothy O'Loughlin Professor of the Practice (Public Policy)
Anna Cronin Commissioner for Better Regulation Red Tape Commissioner, Government of Victoria
Wayne Poels Formerly Executive Director, Office of Best Practice Regulation Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
Meg Haseldine Executive Director Data and Analytics Strategy Australian Taxation Office
Murlikrishna Viswanathan Associate Teaching Professor of Information Technology
Time and Place
Date: Wednesday 24th and Thursday 25th October 2018
Place: Carnegie Mellon University in Australia, Victoria Square, Adelaide
Cost: $1,200 + GST
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