Adelaide Artificial Intelligence – 18 November '20 (Virtual)

  • AiLab
  • Virtual Event
  • 18 November 2020 12:30 pm

We are thrilled to announce our next virtual Adelaide AI Meetup. Join us on Wednesday 18th November 2020 at 12.30pm (ACDT) for a live webinar with two fantastic speakers talking about Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things (IoT) and processing AI on the edge.

From the USA, Komal Devjani joins us from alwaysAI – an easy-to-use platform for building and deploying deep learning computer vision applications on embedded devices. From Adelaide, Michelle Howie joins us from Telstra – Australia's leading telecommunications and technology company.

Komal’s talk will provide a high-level explanation of computer vision, use cases of computer vision applications and how to deploy computer vision on edge devices using alwaysAI. Michelle will talk about The Internet of Things (IoT) and how connecting billions of devices to the network promises a tsunami of data across all industry verticals (especially useful for AI-based solutions). Michelle will take us through the LPWAN (Low Power) and 5G (high performance) IoT networks, as well as the industry specific APIs that will make it easier to access, control and manage those data insights.


Event Sponsors

This event is co-sponsored by AiLab and the University of Adelaide, Australian Institute for Machine Learning (AIML) – huge thanks to our sponsors for the ongoing support for these events. See below for further details.

AiLab are the proud founders, organisers and sponsor of the Adelaide AI Meetup. Our goal is 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 join us & support our brilliant presenters.

Event Details

This live webinar will take place on Wednesday 18th November 2020 on Zoom. To attend this live webinar on Zoom you will need to register via Zoom. The webinar will start at 12:30pm (ACDT) and conclude at 2:00pm (ACDT).

Twitter Handles: @_AiLab
Social Media Hashtags: #AdelaideAI #AAIMeetup

Please see below for speaker bios.

Adelaide Artificial Intelligence Speakers

Guest Speaker: Komal Devjani

Developer Advocate, alwaysAI

Twitter: @komaldevjani | LinkedIn: Komal Devjani

Formerly a Product Manager, as a developer advocate, Komal is a liaison between users, product, and engineering. She collects product, user, and industry data to drive product and feature implementations for alwaysAI's Computer Vision AI platform. Komal represents the product vision to current and potential users at industry conferences, and other tech events to acquire meaningful user insights and to drive greater product engagement.

alwaysAI Overview

Twitter: @alwaysAI | LinkedIn: alwaysAI | Website: alwaysAI

alwaysAI brings deep learning computer vision (CV) to embedded devices. We provide developers an easy-to-use platform to quickly build and deploy deep learning CV applications on “IoT” devices like cameras, drones, wearables, robots and transportation units. We give ‘intelligent sight’ to these devices and enable them to autonomously make smart decisions in real-time.

Guest Speaker: Michelle Howie

Developer Advocate, TelstraDev

LinkedIn: Michelle Howie

Michelle is the Developer Advocate of TelstraDev, Telstra's API and IoT Marketplace, where she leads engagement with the External Developer Community. As a tech evangelist, she drives awareness and adoption of emerging technologies like 5G, IoT, VR/AR, Mobile Computing and AI. Based in Adelaide, Michelle is also a Global Shaper, Hackathon Hustler, and Podcast Host.

Telstra Overview

Twitter: @TelstraDev | Website: TelstraDev

Telstra is Australia's leading telecommunications and technology company. Our purpose is to build a connected future so everyone can thrive. As well as being the first telco to launch 5G in Australia, we are also Australia’s largest IoT network, with ~4 million sq km of coverage that connects millions of devices across the country. TelstraDeveloper is our API and IoT marketplace, giving direct access to our leading network technologies.

Event Host: Dr. John Flackett

Head & Co-founder, AiLab & AI Specialist in Residence, AUT

Twitter: @drjohnflackett | @_AiLab | LinkedIn: Dr. John Flackett | Website: AiLab

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

Event Sponsor Details

AiLab (Artificial Intelligence Laboratory)

Twitter: @_AiLab | Website: AiLab

Please visit our 'About' page to find out more about AiLab.


Twitter: @TheAIML | Website: University of Adelaide, Australian Institute for Machine Learning (AIML)

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.

For more details on event please visit: Adelaide Artificial Intelligence