Can researchers successfully commercialise their findings, what influence a highly-connected and fast world has on today’s business models, changing perspectives on robotics as a career choice, and accelerating science with data – Day Two of D61+ LIVE 2019 saw plenty of robust conversation and thought leadership surrounding Australia’s digital-driven future.

How to navigate your organisation’s future in the digital economy was the first topic of the day, followed by a lesson on perspective and the intense speed with which business now operates as a result of real time access to data from former astronaut and currently CEO of Melroy and Holett Technology Partners and Nova Systems, Pam Melroy.

The issue of AI purpose and intent was discussed in depth by Professor Genevieve Bell during her ‘Managing machines? A two year journey in taking AI safely to scale’ keynote, while Tim Reed examined the the skills people need to be equipped with for the robotic revolution on the Big Ideas Stage with Rob Scott from Presence of IT, Niccu Rossouw of Exaptec, and CSIRO’s Data61’s Dr Sue Keay.

A Kung Fu demonstration showcasing the Mixed Reality and Digital Modelling booth’s technology

Marine Visual Technologies live presentations in the Exhibition hall involving AI-equipped cameras and scanners was a favourite of young scientists in the making, while the Mixed Reality and Digital modelling showcased their visual analytics technology via a Kung Fu demo.

The AI for Health booth displayed their latest innovation, an artificial intelligence powered online game that could diagnose mental health patients, while a panel of CSIRO researchers discussed the possibilities and outcomes already emerging as a results of AI research across the areas of climate, energy, health, agriculture, and biosecurity.

 


Dr Simon Barry, Data61’s interim Director, had the last word, thanking everyone who contributed to D61+ LIVE 2019 and encouraging everyone to help solve the big national challenges that still remain.
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