Talk: The Future of AI – Dr. John Flackett

  • Brisbane AI
  • The Precinct, Fortitude Valley, Qld
  • 5 July 2018 6:00 pm

Brisbane Artificial Intelligence

Dr. John Flackett Speaker

Talk Title: The Future of AI: Hype, deep learning & where to next?

Are we in a new AI bubble or will deep learning (DL) deliver on all its promises? Due mainly to deep learning, the past decade has seen incredible, exciting and somewhat unexpected progress in AI. Yet, it’s not that long ago that lack of funding almost stopped AI in its tracks. This now famous period – called the ‘AI Winter’ – was caused by businesses discovering that state-of-the-art AI systems were brittle and difficult to scale.

Recently, the old debate about the best approach for achieving [real] AI seems to be reignited as some DL systems fail to live up to the original hype. A growing number of AI researchers think we should take a fresh look at both symbolic and connectionist architectures, and even explore more hybrid solutions.

This talk by visiting guest Dr. John Flackett explores what critics of DL are concerned about and whether we’re in another AI bubble. John uses his AI research experience, his time debating AI approaches during the ‘AI Winter’, and his current work at AiLab to look at the future of AI and what it means for deep learning. Are there approaches from the past that can help propel the AI of the future?

THANK SO MUCH: We were overwhelmed and humbled by the 200+ people that came along.

Event Details

This event will be on Thursday 5th July 2018 at 6pm and will be held at The Precinct, Startup Stadium, Level 2, 315 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley, Queensland.

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Dr. John Flackett: Artificial Intelligence Speaker

Co-founder/Head of AiLab and Co-Founder/Director of koolth

Twitter Handles: @drjohnflackett | @_AiLab
LinkedIn: John's Profile

Dr. John Flackett is a noted Artificial Intelligence international speaker. A leader in his field and passionate about AI, John presents key insights on AI and emerging technology’s future impact on society and the workforce at events and workshops around the globe. With over 25 years of AI experience, a PhD in Artificial Intelligence and contributions as an advisor in government, academia, industry and community, John is regularly called upon to share his perspectives via talks, media interviews, publications and roundtables. View John’s full profile on AiLab.

Brisbane AI

Brisbane AI is an Artificial Intelligence meetup group in Fortitude Valley, Queensland. Meetups are held at The Precinct, Startup Stadium, which is an innovation hub run by the the Office of the Queensland Chief Entrepreneur. Brisbane.AI have recently celebrated reaching over 2000 members.

John presents at events and facilitates workshops across the world. If you would like him to speak at your next workshop, event, convention or conference, please drop us a line.

For more details on event please visit: Brisbane.AI Meetup