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Loane Skene, University of Melbourne

Loane SkeneLoane Skene is a Professor at the Melbourne Law School and an Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Medicine Dentistry and Health Sciences at the University of Melbourne. She is a member of the Australian Health Ethics Committee and has served on numerous other federal and state advisory committees, especially concerning genetics and the law. In 2005, she was Deputy Chair of the Lockhart Committee on Human Cloning and Embryo Research and was a member of the Heerey Committee which conducted a further review of the federal legislation on cloning and embryo research. Professor Skene has published extensively in the field of health law, has been awarded a Centenary Medal by the Commonwealth for Service to Australian Society through the Exploration of Legal and Ethical Issues of Health Care, is the Inaugural Life Fellow of the Australasian Association of Bioethics and Health Law; and has been appointed as a Fellow of Queens College Melbourne and a Plumer Fellow of St Annes College Oxford.

James Williams, Oxford Internet Institute

Brunello StancioliJames Williams is a doctoral student at the Oxford Internet Institute and Balliol College studying the ethical design of persuasive technologies (i.e. technologies that are aimed at changing the behaviors or attitudes of users). For the past six years he has worked at Google, most recently as Global Search Lead, where he received the Founders Award (the companys highest honor) for his work on Googles search advertising systems. His interests include human-centered technology design, the psychology of goals and intentions, emerging technologies such as augmented reality and 3D printing, uses of technology to enhance life measurement/optimization, experimental philosophy, and games. A native of Texas, James studied English Literature and Classics as an undergrad and later earned a Masters in Human-Centered Design and Engineering from the University of Washington.

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