Society 4.0 Forum, 8-9 November 2018, Melbourne, Australia
The Fourth Industrial Revolution – Industry 4.0 – is already upon us.
Industry 4.0 means disruption to how we do society and work due to potential of mass data digitisation linked with machine learning, predictive analytics, artificial intelligence, robotics and automation. It’s effects are happening now and going to intensify. Can we work together to ensure new systems for governance, management and impacts on work, that drive equality, rather than a past drive focusing on efficiency that hasn’t always been good for citizens, workers and industry?
Presented by the Social Innovation Research Institute and Swinburne Research, in association with Family Life Ltd (Australia), Analysis & Policy Observatory, SAP and Pro Bono, this forum scrutinised some of the key issues associated with Society 4.0, including:
- How can we design ethical data governance, information systems and analytics that involve citizen and service data?
- How can we build social and alternative values into systems design?
- How can community, human services, industry and government partner to use the potential of data analytics, for good?
- What do we need to do to ensure the digital economy is good for work, workforce and workplaces?
The Forum drew on worked examples,rather than conjecture, and gave attendees the opportunity to engage with national and international leaders who are currently implementing and using digitising technologies.