Professor Mary-Anne Williams is Fellow at the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering and listed on Robohub’s top 25 women in robotics. She has a PhD in Computer Science, a Masters in Law, and is a leading authority on AI and robotics. Mary-Anne chaired the Australian Research Council’s Committee that undertook a national evaluation of research in Mathematics, Information and Computing Sciences, is a non-executive director of the US-based Scientific Foundation KR Inc, was Conference Chair for the International Conference on Social Robotics in 2014, and serves on the ACM Award Committee for Humanitarian Contributions within Computer Science and Informatics. Mary-Anne has a passion for innovation in science, technology, engineering and law. Her leading Social Robotics research group includes Steve Wozniak, and its objective is to bring science fiction to reality through the design of intelligent autonomous technologies that can learn and adapt as they collaborate with people.