Resistance is futile, welcome to AI! Are the Robots taking over?

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WorkInc (Bay 10)

10 Middlemiss Street · Lavender Bay

How to find us

Easiest is to get a train to Milsons Pt station or walk from North Sydney CBD through the Greenwood

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What we'll do

Hanson Robotics’ “Sophia” is conducting media interviews and addressing the United Nations but founding father of Deep Learning CNNs Yann Lecun says ‘ many people are being deceived into thinking that this (mechanically sophisticated) animatronic puppet is intelligent. It’s not’

Are we really moving closer to the singularity or, are we just getting better at engineering and faking it? Is the deployment of humanoids, robots, chatbots and intelligent assistants delivering ROI and representing viable progress in productivity? And what about problems emerging in the bias of training data sets used by so many practitioners globally for Machine Learning?

Come along and join in the ‘Conversation’ on AI with our expert panel and facilitator.

WHEN: Wednesday 3rd October
TIME: 6pm - 8:30pm-ish
WHERE: Bay 10, Middlemiss Street, Lavender Bay NSW 2060



Dr. Fang Chen is a prominent leader in AI/data science with an international reputation and industrial recognition. She has created many innovative industry and research solutions, transforming industries that utilise AI/data science. She has helped industries worldwide advance towards excellence in increasing their productivity, innovation, profitability, and customer satisfaction. Her leadership in transformations to industry with practical impact, won her industry recognition including being named as “Water Professional of The Year” in 2016.


Cognitive Scientist and Engineer specialising in machine intelligence technology. John invented and developed Patom theory leading to patents in 2007, which is a hierarchical, bidirectional model in which a brain only stores, matches and uses patterns. In 2012, when he came across functional linguistic framework, Role & Reference Grammar, he integrated RRG with Patom theory producing a meaning based, language independent NLU (Natural Language Understanding) platform.


Technology veteran Richard Kimber is a former Google MD of Australia/New Zealand, and now CEO of AI company Daisee. Daisee has a unique approach that focuses on creating significant value for clients by blending commercial best practice, software engineering and data science to create intelligent products that learn and adapt. Their team includes deep talent from big tech brands such as Teradata, McKinsey, EY, Google, ANZ, NAB, and HSBC.

Moderated by

Creating a world where every Australian scientist has the skills and knowledge to drive the global adoption of the technology that they create. David is an experienced keynote speaker and facilitator, and in his spare time he enjoys teaching strategy, innovation & entrepreneurship through experiential education

AGENDA of the evening:

• 6:00pm: Please arrive on time to meet other entrepreneurs / startups and check out the co-working space.

• 6:45pm ish: Speaker along with Q&A.

• 8:00pm ish: Chat with the speaker(s) and other entrepreneurs

• 8:30pm ish: We try to kick you out!

This is a free event. Please take time to thank someone from Work inc ( ) who are sponsoring this event.

We want to keep building the community of startups and innovation ecosystem people on the North Shore. Read our Vision Statement! ( )

If you have a friend who is working on a startup, you may like to send them the link to this event. You never know what spark might be created as a result!


Work inc ( ) - but we'll actually be in the Bay 10 Cafe ( ) - is an awesome heritage space with self-contained work pods, shared offices and an open co-working space for startup and innovation-focused businesses and freelancers in Sydney’s North Shore.

It's for people who actually want to get work done and are committed to achieving their business goals.

See you there!