Presented by the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences & Engineering (ATSE) Victorian Division
IN-PERSON EVENT & WEBINAR
Distinguished Professor Genevieve Bell AO FTSE FAHA will take you on a journey through Australian history and an exploration of the Overland Telegraph Line. From the 19th through to the 21st century, the journey will unfold key legacies that still shape our lives and key lessons that we should incorporate as we build the future’s complex cybernetic systems.
Distinguished Professor Genevieve Bell AO FTSE FAHA
Director of the School of Cybernetics at the Australian National University and Vice-President and Senior Fellow at Intel
Distinguished Professor Genevieve Bell is a renowned anthropologist, technologist, and futurist. Genevieve completed her PhD in cultural anthropology at Stanford University in 1998, and is best known for her work at the intersection of cultural practice and technology development. She is currently the Director of the School of Cybernetics and Florence Violet McKenzie Chair at the Australian National University (ANU) and a Vice-President and Senior Fellow in Intel Labs at Intel Corporation.
Genevieve joined the ANU in 2017 after spending 18 years in Silicon Valley guiding Intel’s product development and social science and user experience research capabilities. Genevieve was appointed the inaugural Director of the 3A Institute, co-founded by the ANU and CSIRO’s Data61. The Institute’s mission is to establish a new branch of engineering to responsibly and sustainably scale AI-enabled cyber-physical systems. In 2021, she was appointed Director of the new School of Cybernetics at the ANU, which in addition to housing the 3A Institute, is focused on building capacity in Systems and Design.