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5:30 PM July 01 - 7:30 PM July 01, 2021
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Add to Calendar 01/07/2021 5:30 PM 01/07/2021 7:30 PM Australia/Sydney Getting ahead of the game: Athlete data in professional sport

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Due to a number of factors, this event has been postponed. A new date will be confirmed and this page updated soon.

Australia needs to start a conversation about data governance in professional sport, including creating appropriate legal, organisational, and ethical limits around athlete data collection and use.

The event will launch a discussion paper, ‘Getting ahead of the game: Athlete data in professional sport’, developed by the Australian Academy of Science and the Minderoo Tech & Policy Lab at UWA Law School, with support from the Frontier Technology initiative of Minderoo Foundation.

The discussion paper reveals that Australian professional sports are collecting more personal information about athletes than they can meaningfully deal with. Concerningly, this data—which is personal, unique, and intimately revealing about individual athletes—amounts to excessively more information than has been proven to be useful. What are the stakes of exponential and unregulated growth in human monitoring for the workplace of professional sport, and beyond? What are the challenges, the opportunities, and the imperatives to act?

This event will bring together experts in professional sport, sport science, artificial intelligence, law, and governance to discuss the issues raised in the paper. The panel discussion will be chaired by renowned sports broadcaster Tracey Holmes.

This event is delivered by Frontier Technology and the Minderoo Tech & Policy Lab at UWA Law School.

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Contact Information

events@science.org.au

5:30 PM July 01 - 7:30 PM July 01, 2021

Getting ahead of the game: Athlete data in professional sport

Image of the Shinedome, Canberra ACT

Due to a number of factors, this event has been postponed. A new date will be confirmed and this page updated soon.

Australia needs to start a conversation about data governance in professional sport, including creating appropriate legal, organisational, and ethical limits around athlete data collection and use.

The event will launch a discussion paper, ‘Getting ahead of the game: Athlete data in professional sport’, developed by the Australian Academy of Science and the Minderoo Tech & Policy Lab at UWA Law School, with support from the Frontier Technology initiative of Minderoo Foundation.

The discussion paper reveals that Australian professional sports are collecting more personal information about athletes than they can meaningfully deal with. Concerningly, this data—which is personal, unique, and intimately revealing about individual athletes—amounts to excessively more information than has been proven to be useful. What are the stakes of exponential and unregulated growth in human monitoring for the workplace of professional sport, and beyond? What are the challenges, the opportunities, and the imperatives to act?

This event will bring together experts in professional sport, sport science, artificial intelligence, law, and governance to discuss the issues raised in the paper. The panel discussion will be chaired by renowned sports broadcaster Tracey Holmes.

This event is delivered by Frontier Technology and the Minderoo Tech & Policy Lab at UWA Law School.

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