The Current State for Intelligent Systems

Session 1: Dr Rustom Kanga, CEO, iOmniscient

Title: The Current State for Intelligent Systems

Dr Rustom Kanga, iOmniscient

Dr Rustom Kanga, iOmniscient

Abstract: Organizations have installed large numbers of cameras. Unfortunately these have proved useless as they have not been able to thwart terrorist incidents. The talk will focus on how adding intelligence to the system can make them useful for improving security, safety and productivity. It willdiscuss how such systems canbe used tomake entire cities safer and smarter. As part of the talk the audience will get a better understanding on theuse of Artificial Intelligence systems in behaviour analytics and biometrics systems and how they have been deployed in real life.

Biography: In the early 1980s, Dr. Rustom Kanga led the team that built the world’s first commercial Artificial Intelligence based system at Digital Equipment Corporation. Twenty years later he co-founded iOmniscient to bring Artificial Intelligence to the Security Industry. Dr Kanga has had over 35 years of experience in various aspects of the computing and telecommunications industries as Vice President of DEC and then Compaq. In those companies he developed a reputation for starting up and growing several new businesses each of which had phenomenal success. Today he leads iOmniscient which is recognized as the technology leader in Smart City technologies involving Video, Sound and Smell Analytics for creating Safer and more efficient cities.

Emerging Areas in Behavioural Biometrics and Issues of Regulation

Panelist: Philip Green, Queensland Privacy Commissioner

Title: The Deployment and Emerging Use of Biometrics in the State of Queensland

Mr Philip Green, Queensland Privacy Commissioner

Mr Philip Green, Queensland Privacy Commissioner

Abstract: Queensland Privacy Commissioner, Phil Green will discuss deployment and emerging use of biometrics in Queensland State and Local Government as well as at the National Level given his involvement in the proposed intergovernmental agreement on identity matching.  Automated facial recognition and verification systems have been trialled in the Gold Coast and Toowoomba regions, ID scanning has commenced in liquor licensing precincts and Drivers Licence facial recognition has been trialled in Northern Territory and Tasmania. A mooted trail of facial recognition and AI targeting shoplifting is proposed for Brisbane is about to kick off using NZ developed technology called Auror (   Some of the challenges include transparency of decision making processes, judicial review, data storage and security, error rates, discriminatory impacts, scope and functional creep. He will canvas matters such as legislative barriers as well as outline the challenges his office faces in encouraging proportionate responses in face ofthe law and order political auction. 

Full presentation available here.

Biography: Appointed as the Queensland Privacy Commissioner in December 2015, Philip Green has an extensive career in the private and public sectors. Mr Green’s legal career at Allens included commercial banking and finance/insolvency.  He has extensive central agency experience in criminal justice, legal and economic policy at the Department of the Premier and Cabinet in Queensland.  He most recently headed up the Small Business division for the Queensland Government. He has a keen interest in innovation and technology law and was instrumental in establishing Queensland’s first administrative privacy regime. He holds degrees in Arts and Law from the University of Queensland and a Masters in Law from QUT. Philip’s current term of appointment is to December 2018.