The MLAI Meetup is a community for AI researchers and professionals which hosts monthly talks on exciting research. Our format is:
- 6:00 - 6:20: Socializing
- 6:20 - 6:40: Announcements and AI news
- 6:40 - 7:40: Talk(s) and Q&A
- 7:40 - 8:00 Networking
- 8:00: Head to the nearest pub for dinner
Talks (Prakrut Chaubal & Lito Cruz):
Exploring the Universe with Machine Learning: Insights from the South Pole Telescope - Prakrut Chaubal
Optimal extraction of information from astrophysical surveys datasets is a formidable computational and modelling challenge. Machine learning offers powerful tools over conventional statistical techniques to analyze these data sets. I will discuss how machine learning is used in the South Pole Telescope collaboration to dramatically speed up the computation of complex astrophysical models, thereby unlocking significant potential for accelerated scientific discovery.
AI: Turning Points and the Road Ahead: the Journey thus Far - Dr. Lito Cruz
There is so much excitement and optimism surrounding AI but this was not the case a decade or so ago. In fact, techno-product makers avoided the term for fear of being branded wide-eyed dreamers akin to snake-oil salesmen. Now seen in a positive light, AI is enjoying frenzied attention from the public. This was not the case even thirty years ago. What changed?
In this talk we will give an update of the contents of the paper published in Computational Intelligence (Springer 2021) with the same title and trace from the past, down to the present uncovering what led to this present day preoccupation of the public to things AI. Along the way, we will also ask, is this the AI conceived by the originators of AI?
To apply to speak at a future MLAI meetup, visit https://mlai.melbourne/speak and let us know what you'd like to talk about!
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