2024 Conference

14th June 2024, University Club of Western Australia

'AI for Humanity'

The UWA Data Institute 2024 Conference: AI for Humanity explored the transformative potential of artificial intelligence in shaping a more inclusive and sustainable future for all.

 

Morning Program 8:45 am - 12:30 pm

8:45 am

Welcome

Professor Michael Small

Director UWA Data Institute, CSIRO-UWA Chair of Complex Systems

Our Master of Ceremonies

Kylah Morrison

8:50am

Welcome To Country

James Webb

 

9:00am

Opening Address

Hon Minister Stephen Dawson MLC

9:15AM – 10:15AM KEYNOTE

Dr Karl Kruszelnicki, AM

10:15am - Morning Tea

10:45am

GenAI for Enhanced Human Activity

Gareth Dando

Partner & Associate Director, Boston Consulting Group
11:05am

The Application of Real Time Intelligence to Solve Crime Faster

Arlene Mavratsou

Assistant Commissioner WAPOL State Intelligence and Command Portfolio
11:25am

From Data and Models to impact in Global Health

Professor Melissa Penny

Fiona Stanley Chair in Child Health Research, UWA Medical School, Intervention and Infectious Disease Modelling Research Team, Telethon Kids Institute

11.45am – Panel: Industry Adoption of AI

Untitled design (45)

Dr Tracey Wilkinson 

Panel Chair

Director Stakeholder Engagement, WA Life Sciences Innovation Hub.

Untitled design (41)

Wilhelmina Duyvestyn

Wilhelmina Duyvestyn
Industry Program Manager National AI Centre

Untitled design (42)

Alex Jenkins

Director, WADSIH

Untitled design (43)

Natasha Blycha

CEO Stirling & Rose

Untitled design (44)

Dr Xinan Zhang

Portfolio Lead Industry Engagement, UWA School of Engineering

12:30pm - Lunch Break

Afternoon Program - 1:30pm - 5pm

1:30 pm

Postgraduate Researcher Pitch

Chair: Dr Philipp Bayer

Principal, Research Computational Biology, Minderoo Foundation – UWA Research

Research with Impact – A showcase of inspiring student research from across UWA.

2:00pm – Panel: Social Impact of AI

Dr Parwinder Kaur

A/Professor Parwinder Kaur

Panel Chair

Superstar of STEM, Director DNA Zoo, Founder and Chair WA Genome Atlas

Untitled design (48)

Gavin Gillett

Solutions Architect NOVA Systems

Untitled design (49)

Professor Nicola Armstrong

Professor, Statistics & Data Science, 
Director of Graduate Research EECMS, Curtin University

Untitled design (50)

Stuart Walsh

Director ICT, Department of Fire and Emergency Services

Untitled design (51)

Drew Alexander

Coders for Causes

Untitled design (52)

A/Professor Julia Powles

Director UWA Technology & Policy Lab

2.45pm

Navigating the Future: Pioneering Data and AI Strategies in Australasia for a Generative Tomorrow

Elizabeth Antoine

Regional Analytics Leader, Data and AI, Microsoft
3.05pm

The Unexpected Impact of AI on the Requirement for Resources

Dr Dave Lawie

Chief Geoscientist, Chief Technologist – Mining, IMDEX
3.25pm

Accelerating AI: The  Role of Innovation Infrastructure

Tamryn Barker

National Project Lead, Australian Automation and Robotics Precinct, CORE Innovation Hub

3:45pm Close

4-5pm Refreshments & Networking