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Emma Schleiger

Research Scientist, CSIRO

Dr Emma Schleiger is a multi-disciplinary Research Scientist at CSIRO’s Data61. She holds a PhD in clinical neuroscience from the University of Queensland. Over the last several years her work has focused on the human impact of digital technologies, particularly the responsible use and development of Artificial Intelligence. Emma’s research interests include human-digital interactions and the opportunities for humans and AI to collaborate to create value. She co-authored a discussion paper that informed the development of Australia’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) Ethics Principles, which guide businesses and governments in responsibly designing, developing and implementing AI. She is also experienced in applying strategic foresight approaches to help inform future policy and strategic decisions and has used these approaches to explore areas such as the future of healthcare, transport, energy, agriculture and emerging technologies.


  • –present
    Research Scientist, CSIRO


  • 2016 
    University of Queensland, PhD