The Unicorn in the Room. Using AI to uncover opportunities hiding in plain sight

Morning Startup - Perth
Morning Startup - Perth
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Every 2 weeks on Wednesday


45 St Georges Terrace · Perth

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We all have an idea for how AI works: Access reams of data, clean it, remove outliers and then use the model to predict or generate insights. The process isn't to be sniffed at - it now powers organisations valued in total at trillions of dollars.

This is certainly the effective, windy path through the forest. But what about those seeking to forge new paths?

New applications of Generalised Positive Deviance (GPD) offer ways to find the greatest opportunities hidden in plain sight, enabling us to make maximum impact through scientific breakthrough, corporate innovation, organizational change or disruptive ventures.

Returning from 11 years building and advising Silicon Valley startups, VC funds and accelerators, Berkeley Industry Fellow and Valley Veteran Mike Kyriacou brings some powerful lessons learned, distilled from his class on Applied AI, at the famed Sutardja Center for Technology and Entrepreneurship, University of California - Berkeley .

Specifically, three take-aways you'll glean from the talk:
- SEE the world and approach problems through the lens of GPD.
- LEARN how entrepreneurs can apply GPD to transform lives, proliferate insights and launch ventures.
- BUILD a skill to uncover opportunities and maximize your impact in the world.