Adelaide Artificial Intelligence: 22 Nov '18 (Meetup #3)
Wondering how AI is being employed in business? What challenges are there? What are the policy discussions and outcomes? What lessons can be learnt both internally & externally?
We’re excited to announce the third Adelaide Artificial Intelligence Meetup on the 22nd November 2018 from 5.45pm until 8.30pm and we're honoured to have an awesome lineup of speakers.
Nathaniel Mason and Ania Karzek both have vast experience in local gov/public service and first-hand knowledge of how emerging tech is being employed. Nathaniel will discuss how City of Tea Tree Gully have used AI for mail automation and also connecting AI skills & tech with real-world problems. Ania will continue this theme by talking about policy decisions and challenges faced by companies wanting to use AI systems. Andrew Niemiec brings his experience working in R&D and managing a team of Deep Learning researchers. He'll talk about Signostics and how they're using AI to improve the performance of their Uscan bladder scanner.
Passionate about AI, we are here to help support and build a diverse, inclusive and informed AI community, where like-minded people can discover, discuss, network and promote the latest in Artificial Intelligence in a fun and friendly format. The growing AAI community includes developers, startups, industry leaders, academia and government, so whether you’re a professional, a developer, an enthusiast, or just plain interested, please come along, spread the word, and support our brilliant presenters.
Drinks and nibbles will be provided. Visit the Adelaide Artificial Intelligence Meetup Group to join the community
AiLab is proud to host, organise and sponsor the AAI Meetup. We continue to express our huge gratitude to the University of Adelaide, Australian Institute for Machine Learning (AIML) as a sponsor for this event – huge thanks to the AIML for their support. See below for further details.
- 5:45pm: Drinks, nibbles and networking.
- 6:00pm: Welcome – Dr. John Flackett: Head of AiLab
- 6:10pm: Presentation – Nathaniel Mason: Business Solutions Team Leader, City of Tea Tree Gully (CTTG)
- 6:30pm: Presentation – Ania Karzek: Manager Digital Transformation, Department for Human Services SA
- 6:50pm: Presentation – Andrew Niemiec: Senior R&D Engineer, Signostics and AIML
- 7:10pm: Q&A
- 7:45pm: More drinks, nibbles and networking.
The event will be held at Allianz House, 55 Currie Street, Adelaide, South Australia 5000 in the theatre. Follow the signs for directions or check with the security desk by the main door on arrival.
Adelaide Artificial Intelligence Speakers
Host: Dr. John Flackett
View John’s full profile on AiLab.
Guest Speaker: Nathaniel Mason
Business Solutions Team Leader at City of Tea Tree Gully
A self-proclaimed ‘Digital Native’, Nathaniel joined Local Government from an IT career foundation in systems integration and IT consulting. By day, Nathaniel works In IT Solutions at The City of Tea Tree Gully where the Business Solutions team are responsible for IT projects, strategy and information management. Their aim is to orchestrate the chaos of technology and business into effective strategies, projects and collaborative outcomes for Local Government professionals and communities. By night, Nathaniel is secretary of the Local Government Information Technology Association of South Australia, Civic Innovation Task Force team member with the Smart Cities Council of Australia and New Zealand, and management team member with TEDxAdelaide.
Guest Speaker: Ania Karzek
Manager Digital Transformation at Department for Human Services SA
Passionate about finding integrated and elegant solutions to policy and human challenges, Ania has over 20 years of public policy experience in Australia as well as private, university and not-for-profit sector experience. Ania has established and managed strategy, policy, infrastructure, governance and innovation projects and programs across a range of disciplines in government, private sector and not-for-profit organisations. From water to aged care, university governance to government reform, and now all things digital, Ania loves learning new things and coming in to organisations as the odd one out. Her favourite questions are ‘why?’, ‘how might we?’ and ‘what can we do to delight?’
Guest Speaker: Andrew Niemiec
Andrew has a BSc/BE in Physiology and Electrical Engineering, and is currently as Senior R&D Engineer in the Adelaide-based R&D office of the medical ultrasound company Signostics. He have a keen interest in applying Deep Learning to medical devices, and a large part of my current role involves managing a team of researchers at the Australian Institute for Machine Learning (AIML) developing Deep-Learning algorithms to improve the detection of bladders and other anatomical features in Ultrasound images.
Signostics – along with parent company Echonous – is a medical ultrasound company with a vision to combine Artificial intelligence and ultrasound miniaturization to help doctors and nurses more easily solve everyday problems in health care.
Co-investment by the State Government and the University of Adelaide saw the concept of Australia’s first institute dedicated to research in machine learning finally come to fruition. In early 2018, the Australian Institute for Machine Learning (AIML) was officially established. Although a new Institute by name, AIML was formed from the Australian Centre for Visual Technologies (ACVT), a group with a long history of delivering high-impact fundamental and applied research. The AIML's world-class research strengths lie in machine learning and the methods that support this; artificial intelligence, computer vision and deep learning.
AiLab assists individuals, academia, industry, government & community across the globe with navigating the AI landscape and learning about the complex field of AI via workshops, research, resources, news and events.
For more details on event please visit: Adelaide Artificial Intelligence Meetup