Adelaide Artificial Intelligence - 22 Nov '18

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Allianz House

55 Currie Street · Adelaide

How to find us

The meetup is on the ground floor. If you enter the building from the front (through the sliding glass doors), turn right and follow the walkway straight to the room (we'll be there!).

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What we'll do

We're honoured to have another awesome lineup of speakers for our third meetup. Nathaniel Mason & Ania Karzek both have vast experience in local gov/public service & 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 & also connecting AI skills & tech with real-world problems. Ania will continue this theme by talking about policy decisions & challenges faced by companies wanting to use AI systems. Andrew Niemiec brings his experience working in R&D & managing a team of DL researchers at AIML. He'll talk about Signostics & how they're using AI to improve the performance of their Uscan bladder scanner.

We continue to express our huge gratitude to the Uni of Adelaide: Australian Institute for Machine Learning (AIML) as a sponsor for this event – thank you!

AiLab is proud to organise & sponsor the AAI Meetup. Our goal is to help support & build a diverse, inclusive & informed AI community in a friendly & fun format. Whether you’re a professional, a developer, an enthusiast, or just plain interested, please come along & support our brilliant presenters. Drinks & nibbles are provided.
5:45pm: Drinks, nibbles & networking
6:00pm: Welcome – Dr. John Flackett: Head of AiLab
6:10pm: Nathaniel Mason: Business Solutions Team Leader (CTTG)
6:30pm: Ania Karzek: Manager Digital Transformation (DHS)
6:50pm: Andrew Niemiec: Senior R&D Engineer (Signostics & AIML)
7:10pm: Q&A
7:45pm: Drinks, nibbles & networking
Business Solutions Team Leader: City of Tea Tree Gully –
A self-proclaimed 'Digital Native', Nathaniel joined Local Government from an IT career foundation in systems integration & IT consulting. By day, Nathaniel works In IT Solutions at CTTG, where the Business Solutions team are responsible for IT projects, strategy & information management. Their aim is to orchestrate the chaos of technology & business into effective strategies, projects & collaborative outcomes for Local Government professionals & communities. By night, Nathaniel is secretary of LGITSA, Civic Innovation Task Force team member with the Smart Cities Council of Australia & NZ & management team member with TEDxAdelaide.
Manager Digital Transformation: Department of Human Services SA –
Passionate about finding integrated & elegant solutions to policy & human challenges, Ania has 20+ years of public policy experience in Australia as well as private, University & NFP sector experience. Ania has established & managed strategy, policy, infrastructure, governance & innovation projects & programs across a range of disciplines in government, private sector & NFP organisations. From water to aged care, University governance to government reform, & now all things digital, Ania loves learning new things & coming in to organisations as the odd one out. Her favourite questions are 'why?', 'how might we?' & 'what can we do to delight?'
Senior R&D Engineer: Signostics –
Andrew has a BSc/BE in Physiology & Electrical Eng, & is currently a Senior R&D Engineer at Adelaide-based medical ultrasound company Signostics. With a keen interest in applying Deep Learning (DL) to medical devices, a large part of Andrew's current role involves managing a team of researchers at AIML developing DL algorithms to improve the detection of bladders & other anatomical features in ultrasound images.
In early 2018, the AIML was officially established. Their world-class research strengths lie in ML & the methods that support this; AI, Computer Vision & DL.

AILAB: @_AiLab, @drpuffa –
AiLab assists individuals, academia, industry, government & community across the globe with navigating the AI landscape & learning about the complex field of AI via workshops, research, resources & more!