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Innovation Symposium: AI Beyond the Myths

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eRSA invites you to attend the ‘Innovation Symposium: AI Beyond the Myths’ as a part of our partnership with Open State.

This myth-busting symposium will look at all things AI related. Sentience vs intelligence, AI ethics and practical implications.

Is AI a frightening shadow in the dark that when we turn the lights on is revealed to be nothing more than statistics and big data analytics? Our panel of speakers will work through some of the key issues surrounding AI and machine learning, debunking some of the myths and delving into questions around the ethics of AI and its most practical applications. We will also look at how you’re already using AI.

Our industry and academic AI experts will challenge commonly-held beliefs and break down the enigma that is artificial intelligence.

Our Speakers

Dr Leanna Read, Chief Scientist of South Australia:

Mary Hobson, CEO, eRSA:

Professor Lyle Palmer, University of Adelaide, School of Public Health

Professor Anton van den Hengel, Director, Australian Centre for Visual Technologies:

Associate Professor Theresa Dirndorfer Anderson, Connected Intelligence Centre:

About the Speakers

Mary Hobson, CEO, eRSA:

Following careers as a programmer in the British Ministry of Defence, a technology transfer consultancy in Russia, and a variety of Polytechnic sector-related senior academic management roles in New Zealand, Mary joined eRSA in August 2010. Here, she has taken up the reins of operational management of the organisation. At present, Mary is working, with the eRSA team, on strategies to make eResearch effective and ground breaking in South Australia.

Dr Leanna Read, Chief Scientist of South Australia:

Leanna brings extensive research, executive, board and investment experience, particularly in biotechnology. Leanna has led a number of successful research and commercial ventures, including founding a biotechnology company. Her contributions are recognised by a number of prestigious awards.

Professor Lyle Palmer, University of Adelaide, School of Public Health

Professor Anton van den Hengel, Director, Australian Centre for Visual Technologies (ACVT):

In addition to his directorial role with the ACVT, Prof van den Hengel is also a Chief Investigator of the Australian Centre for Robotic Vision, and a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Adelaide. Prof. van den Hengel has published over 300 papers, been a CI on over $50m in research funding, and leads a group of over 60 researchers working in Computer Vision and Machine Learning. Prof van den Hengel has received a number of awards, including the Pearcey Award for Innovation and the CVPR Best Paper Award in 2010.

Associate Professor Theresa Dirndorfer Anderson, Connected Intelligence Centre:

Associate Professor Theresa Dirndorfer Anderson is Course Director of the Master of Data Science and Innovation in the Connected Intelligence Centre of the University of Technology Sydney. As an information ethicist, she is particularly interested in the interaction between creative and analytic thinking and doing and in examining ways information systems and institutional policies might better support both creative and analytic activities. At UTS this is taking the form of the data science ethics initiatives that CIC is catalysing. to foster meaningful discussion in the academy and in the community about data, AI and ethics.


The event will also provide a fantastic networking opportunity, with lunch following, giving you an opportunity to catch up with the other attendees and guest speakers.

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