• BOOK VIA EVENTBRITE: Powering Customer Experience with AI & Emerging Tech

    THANK YOU! THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT VIA EVENTBRITE: https://powering-customer-experience-ai.eventbrite.com/?aff=aaimeetup The Adelaide Artificial Intelligence meetup is thrilled to support 'Powering Customer Experience with Artificial Intelligence & Emerging Technology'. AiLab and koolth are proud to partner with the City of Adelaide to present this exciting, special event. Thanks so much to the City Adelaide for sponsoring and supporting. This event is also supported by Ten Gigabit Adelaide and TPG. –––– EVENT DETAILS Artificial Intelligence (AI) and other Emerging Technologies (ET) are powering a change in how Customer Experience (CX) is both designed and delivered. From chatbots and voice-powered digital assistants to customised products and near real-time deliveries, companies are looking to leverage the latest advances in data processing, online services and powerful mobile hardware to give incredible customer service. Split over two sessions (afternoon and evening), this special event on Tuesday 7th May 2019 provides an opportunity to hear from world-leaders who supply and employ new technologies to enhance the customer experience. –––– OPENING & KEYNOTES (Auditorium: 3pm – 5.30pm) Registrations Open: 2.45pm We're honoured to announce Deputy Lord Mayor for the City of Adelaide, Houssam Abiad will deliver the opening, followed by keynote presentations from Zach Johnson from multi-award winning, Xandra and James Wang from globally-renowned Alibaba Cloud. SPEAKER LINE-UP - DR. JOHN FLACKETT (Host), Co-founder AiLab and koolth: Welcome - HOUSSAM ABIAD, Deputy Lord Mayor for the City of Adelaide: Opening - PROFESSOR CAROLINE MCMILLEN, Chief Scientist for South Australia: Keynote - ZACH JOHNSON (USA & Queensland), CEO OF Xandra and Entrepreneur in Residence Suncentral, Maroochydore, Qld - JAMES WANG (Victoria), Regional Business Manager, Alibaba Cloud TECHNOLOGY SHOWCASE (Thinking Space & Future Space Gallery: 5.30pm – 8pm) Event Closes: 8pm Hosted across two adjacent spaces, the Technology Showcase provides a unique opportunity to interact with some of South Australia’s AI and emerging technology customer experience innovations. Throughout the showcase, there will be ample opportunity to network and engage with presenters, other attendees and sponsors. Drinks and nibbles will be provided. Social Media Twitter: @_AiLab | @CityofAdelaide Social Media Hashtags: #CXAIET #AdelaideAI #AAIMeetup –––– VENUE & REGISTRATION The event will be held at The Science Exchange, 55 Exchange Place, Adelaide, South Australia 5000 in the Auditorium for the afternoon session. Limited spaces available, so bookings essential. Registrations will open at 2:45pm with the event concluding at 8:00pm. You will be required to register your name upon arrival, so please bring your ticket and report to the reception desk by the main door on arrival. –––– EVENT SPEAKERS - PLEASE SEE EVENTBRITE FOR SPEAKER BIOS OPENING: HOUSSAM ABIAD Deputy Lord Mayor for the City of Adelaide Twitter: @HoussamAbiad Website: https://www.cityofadelaide.com.au –––– KEYNOTE SPEAKER: PROF CAROLINE MCMILLEN CEO of Xandra and Entrepreneur in Residence SunCentral, Maroochydore, Queensland Twitter: @sachiefsci Website: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caroline_McMillen –––– KEYNOTE SPEAKER: ZACH JOHNSON CEO of Xandra and Entrepreneur in Residence SunCentral, Maroochydore, Queensland Twitter: @xandrainc Website: https://www.xandra.com –––– KEYNOTE SPEAKER: JAMES WANG Regional Business Manager at Alibaba Cloud (Victoria) Twitter: @alibaba_cloud Website: https://au.alibabacloud.com –––– EVENT HOST: DR. JOHN FLACKETT Co-founder of AiLab and koolth Twitter: @_AiLab | @koolth Website: https://www.ailab.com.au –––– SPONSOR DETAILS City of Adelaide AiLab & koolth –––– EVENT SUPPORTERS Adelaide Artificial Intelligence (AAI) meetup Ten Gigabit Adelaide & TPG.

  • Adelaide Artificial Intelligence - 22 Nov '18

    Allianz House

    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. –––– EVENT DETAILS 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 –––– NATHANIEL MASON: @Mason_Digital Business Solutions Team Leader: City of Tea Tree Gully – teatreegully.sa.gov.au 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. –––– ANIA KARZEK Manager Digital Transformation: Department of Human Services SA – dhs.sa.gov.au 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?' –––– ANDREW NIEMIEC Senior R&D Engineer: Signostics – signostics.eu 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. –––– EVENT SPONSORS AIML: @TheAIML – adelaide.edu.au/aiml 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.com.au 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!

  • Adelaide Artificial Intelligence - 25 Oct '18

    Allianz House

    Excited to announce the second meetup & what a lineup we have for you! AI is currently being used across the world to help advance medical diagnosis & treatments. Our 1st speaker is Dr. Jonathan Hall from Life Whisperer – an award winning, med-tech startup. Jonathan will provide an overview of Life Whisperer, outcomes of clinical studies, along with a system demo. Our second speaker is Beth Worrall from Microsoft. Beth leads the National Skills Program, which is tasked with helping build Australia's future-ready workforce. Given the impact AI & emerging tech is having on jobs of the future, Beth brings valuable insights into addressing the gaps in digital skills along with how Microsoft is supporting AI start-ups. Beth will present on "AI & the Future of Work – a case for cautious optimism." We're also thrilled to announce the University of Adelaide: Australian Institute for Machine Learning (AIML) as a new sponsor for this event – huge thanks to AIML for their support. 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 provided. Please RSVP if you'd like to come along, so we can confirm numbers. ------ EVENT DETAILS 5:45pm: Drinks, nibbles & networking. 6:00pm: Welcome – Dr. John Flackett: Head of AiLab 6:05pm: Paul Dalby: Australian Institute of Machine Learning (sponsor) 6:15pm: Dr Jonathan Hall: Life Whisperer Co-founder & Director 6:35pm: Beth Worrall: Microsoft National Skills Program Lead 6:55pm: Q&A 7:30pm: Drinks, nibbles & networking. ------ DR JONATHAN HALL: @DrJMMHall, @Life_Whisperer_ Co-founder & Director: Life Whisperer – lifewhisperer.co CTO: Presagen – presagen.com Dr Jonathan Hall is a Co-Founder & Director of cutting-edge med-tech startup Life Whisperer & CTO of Presagen. Jonathan is the inventor of Life Whisperer’s deep-learning & computer-vision technology, which looks at human embryos to help couples have children through IVF. Jonathan has PhD's in both theoretical physics and nanotechnology & retains Associate Investigator status in the Centre for Nanoscale BioPhotonics. Life Whisperer & Presagen are firmly placed on the world stage, with recognition as Startup of the Year & Machine Learning/Big Data Innovation of the Year in SA at the AIIA awards. Life Whisperer was nominated for the finals at TechCrunch Startup Battlefield Australia in 2017, & was awarded ‘Global Winner - One to Watch’ for the APAC region at TalentUnleashed, as judged by Richard Branson & Steve Wozniak. ------ BETH WORRALL: @betheworrall, @MicrosoftAU National Skills Program Lead: Microsoft – microsoft.com/en-au A corporate responsibility professional, Beth Worrall has held senior roles spanning technology, banking, health, resources, engineering, government & social entrepreneurship. Having started her career at Microsoft, Beth has recently returned to the company to lead the National Skills Agenda from Adelaide. As a mentor of young people & a mother of a toddler, Beth cares passionately about the future of work. What will the future hold? How do we prepare our children? What are the risks but, more importantly, what are the opportunities? ------ EVENT SPONSORS AIML: @TheAIML – adelaide.edu.au/aiml/home Co-investment by SA Gov & Uni of Adelaide saw the concept of Australia’s first institute dedicated to research in ML come to fruition. In early 2018, the AIML was officially established. AIML's world-class research strengths lie in ML & the methods that support this; AI, computer vision & DL. AILAB: @_AiLab, @drpuffa – ailab.com.au 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, news & events.

  • Launch Night: Adelaide Artificial Intelligence

    Bendigo and Adelaide Bank - Terrace

    We’re thrilled to announce the launch night for the first Adelaide Artificial Intelligence (AAI) meetup. Open to anyone who has an interest in AI, this is an opportunity to join a community of like-minded people to chat, discover, and promote the latest in AI (both locally and across the globe). Our goal is to actively encourage a wide ranging and diverse AI community in a friendly and fun format. So whether you’re a professional, a developer, an enthusiast, or just plain interested, please come along and spread the word! Drinks and nibbles will be provided. Please RSVP if you would like to come along, so we can confirm numbers. Can’t wait to meet everyone and look forward to seeing you there! EVENT DETAILS 5:45pm: Drinks, nibbles and networking. 6:00pm: Dr. John Flackett: Head of AiLab - Welcome, official opening and presentation. 6:30pm: Erin Fitzgerald: Head of Transformation, Technology Division at Bendigo and Adelaide Bank - Erin will talk about the bank's progress with Artificial Intelligence and Robotics. 6:45pm: Dr Zygmunt Szpak: Research Fellow at the University of Adelaide- Zygmunt will talk about his research in AI Visual Technologies and the exciting new Australian Institute for Machine Learning (AIML). 7:05pm: More drinks, nibbles and networking. VENUE DETAILS Thank you so much to Bendigo and Adelaide Bank for allowing us to use their awesome venue for this launch night. Arrive at reception and head to the room via the lift. EVENT SPONSORS This event is sponsored by AiLab and koolth.