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    AI and Verification, Fact-checking, Copyright and Media Law


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    Join us for the seventh in our AI and Journalism series. In this webinar, we will look at the types of content you need to be on the lookout for in your newsroom, including deepfake and AI-manipulated images, audio and video and methods and tools you can use to verify and fact-check multimedia. The session will also explore copyright and media law implications of using AI content. 

    Date: 9 July 2024

    Time: 10am-11.30am Sydney time

    Venue: Virtual

    Tickets: Free, registration essential

    TRAINER: Sam Gregory 

    Sam Gregory is the Executive Director of WITNESS, a global organisation that helps people to use video and technology to defend and protect human rights. He is an internationally recognized expert on smartphone witnessing, and a trusted authority on new forms of mis/disinformation such as deepfakes. In 2018, he initiated “Prepare, Don’t Panic”, the first global effort to ensure policies, technologies, and infrastructure built to respond to deepfakes and generative AI reflect and are inclusive of globally diverse perspectives. A global leader in countering deepfakes, he's shaped AI policy and public discourse including through Congressional testimony before both the US House and Senate and a TED Talk on how to prepare better for the threat of deepfakes. He has served on the Technology Advisory Board of the International Criminal Court, co-chaired the Partnership on AI’s Expert Group on AI and the Media, and recently co-chaired the Threats and Harms Taskforce within the Coalition for Content Provenance and Authenticity (C2PA). Among his other fellowships and affiliations are Rockefeller Bellagio Resident, IFTF Future for Good Fellow, Young Global Leader of WEF, and Knight News Challenge winner. Sam has written for WIRED and The Hill and in a range of academic journals, and been interviewed by the BBC, The New York TimesMIT Tech Review, and The Economist, among other media. A frequent keynote speaker, he has spoken at the White House and Davos.

    EXPERT SPEAKERS: Grant McAvaney and Antonia Rosen - News Corp Australia

    Grant McAvaney is the Head of Litigation at News Corp Australia, which follows other senior legal positions including Head of Litigation at the ABC, CEO of the Australian Copyright Council, and Partner at Minter Ellison. Grant has acted for clients in a range of complex, interesting and high-profile matters across print media, television, radio, and online. Grant's wealth of varied legal experience includes pre-publication, defamation, contempt, newsgathering, intellectual property, appearing in Court, copyright licensing, and legislative/policy reviews. He is also active in the wider profession, including by lecturing and training roles, and as a member of the Federal Court Media Committee.

    Antonia Rosen is currently legal counsel at News Corp Australia (NCA), one of Australia’s largest media organisations. In this role, she regularly advises a range of publishers on various aspects of media law, including matters pertaining to freedom of speech, open justice, defamation, intellectual property, privacy and contributor agreements. Most recently she has joined the NCA AI Working Group, which examines developments in artificial intelligence and how such developments may be approached by the company.  Beyond her current role, she has advised some of Australia’s largest media organisations, as well as significant players in the music and literary industries on non-contentious and contentious matters. She has served on the Communications and Media Law Association Young Lawyers Committee and she has been recognised by Doyles, a leading ranking guide for the Asia Pacific, UK and UAE, as a Rising Star in the area of intellectual property and TMT (2021).


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