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I attended the Big Data and AI Leaders summit in Sydney at the
end of April. Rather than simply plan to observe and network, I tried
to make sure that I asked one question per speaker. I didn’t quite
manage to achieve this, but got quite close.
While I was at the summit, I wrote down a list of questions for each speaker
as I thought of them during their presentation, then asked what
I thought was the best of the lot during post-talk question time.
Below I’ll include the question and answers that were deliver,
as well as a full list of candidate questions as an appendix.
In addition to this I’ll include some methodology for asking
questions at similar events in general.
Jonathan from our team was on a panel at an American Chamber of Commerce event
Humans Need Not Apply: Empowerment In The Age of AI.
included Dee McGrath, Managing Director, IBM Global Business Services
and Assoc. Prof. Tim Miller from University of Melbourne. Co-hosted by Shourov
Bhattacharya of Pongo Labs, we covered topics such as ethics in AI, the impact
of automation on society, and how we can educate ourselves to prepare for the
This is our first public event and we welcome people from all interests to
attend and partake. We want to find out and discuss what elements of AI
that we as a community are concerned about and require an ethical framework
to be developed
This is Mirzakhani.
Pictured: Mirzakhani the cat
Some of you may have dropped by our stand at Melbourne Knowledge Week (on
Mothers Day!) earlier this month (my mum did!):
We have another Deep Learning Workshop coming up in July (11th and 12th).
As with all our recent workshops, we have a scholarship available.
We are passionate about ensuring Deep Learning is used for the benefit of
the community, and that is one of the key factors determining who will
receive a scholarship for the July workshop.
Three of our recent scholarship recipients were Abhi, Sara, and Vicki.
We are keen to support people who wouldn’t otherwise be able to make
it to our workshop, ensuring that Deep Learning knowledge is
accessible and is spread throughout Melbourne.
We tell you a little about each of the recipients below:
Pictured: Sara, Left
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