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ACS Queensland Downs and South West Chapter Regional Roadshow Series: AI in Action

AI is transforming how we see information, operate across every industry sector, interpret the intangible through data and harness insights to enhance decisions we make every day. Join Steve Nouri, Head of Data Science & AI, ACS and Forbes Tech Expert Council member in-person to explore the latest trends in AI, pathways for AI and data science professionals and what is happening in the space of ethical, responsible AI technology and policy development.

Registration End Date: Mon, 01 Nov, 05:00 PM

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  • Allan Cunningham Room, Burke and Wills Hotel
    554 Ruthven Street
    Toowoomba QLD 4350
  • when

  • Event Start: Wed, 03 Nov, 05:00 PM
    Event Finish: Wed, 03 Nov, 07:30 PM
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<span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span><span style="font-family: Calibri,sans-serif;">AI is transforming how we see information, operate across every industry sector, interpret the intangible through data and harness insights to enhance decisions we make every day. Join Steve Nouri, Head of Data Science &amp; AI, ACS and Forbes Tech Expert Council member in-person to explore the latest trends in AI, pathways for AI and data science professionals and what is happening in the space of ethical, responsible AI technology and policy development.</span></span></span><br><br>We will also interview Scott Hansen and Cyril Delorme of Corematic Engineering on how Corematic have developed and deployed the use of AI tech in their business, <span style="font-size: 11.0pt;"><span><span>and Associate Professor Rajib Rana from the University of Southern Queensland on how he uses AI to develop an objective measure of the mental state potentially revolutionising service delivery at the emergency services and mental health treatment.</span></span></span>

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Cyril Delorme

Cyril Delorme

National Project Manager

Cyril is the National Key Account Manager at COREMATIC Engineering that provides tailored solutions in robotics, artificial intelligence, computer vision, and machine learning to lead businesses into, and beyond, Industry 4.0.

Based in Queensland, Corematic Engineering is well positioned in the Agriculture Industry with ongoing projects in the Food Industry, and Smart Farming projects in regional areas.

With a dual competence in senior sales roles and project management, Cyril guides its clients in unfolding a technology adoption strategy to prepare for the economic challenges to come.

In his role Cyril lives and breathes client success, empowering his customers to take the best advantages of new technology for their business, and always acting in their best interest. As a client-side project manager, Cyril accompanies COREMATIC’s partners and clients towards AgTech, ensuring the company meets the needs of all its customers with the solutions and knowledge suitable for leading them into, and beyond, Industry 4.0.

Cyril’s experience in the automation of the packaged food industry, as well as in the automotive industry, provides him with a unique insight into the trends in automation and new technologies in various industries.

Prior to starting at Corematic Engineering, Cyril was based in Sweden as a Global Key account manager at FlexLink, a company providing automation solutions to a wide range of industries.

Cyril holds a Mechanical and Engineering Degree from the University of Technology of Belfort Montbéliard in France.

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Scott Hansen

Scott Hansen

Co-Founder and Director, Corematic 

Scott is the Director of Engineering at Corematic Engineering and co-founder along with Jonathan Legault. A world leader in certain aspects of engineering, he brings extensive experience in control systems and robotic welding systems predominantly relating to automation. With an exceptional array of technical skills, a vast understanding of industry solutions, and a heart committed to his community, Scott Hansen exemplifies what Corematic Engineering aspires to be for the Australian business landscape. Corematic has one of the most impressive trajectories of success in Queensland thanks to his entrepreneurial leadership and undeniable technical expertise. 

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Rajib Rana

Rajib Rana

Associate Professor – Computer Science, University of Queensland; Chair, ACS QLD Downs and South West Chapter

Associate Professor Rajib Rana has made distinguished contributions to the field, intersecting Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Affective Computing. He has developed the world’s first technique to determine mood from a spontaneous day-to-day phone conversation. A persistent decline in mood indicates the onset of relapses in mental illness. Therefore, this can be used to detect relapse in mental illness early, potentially preventing 60% of hospitalisation, keeping people at work/education, and consequently making significant savings in the country’s economy. Dr Rana is also developing the world’s first technology to detect hoax calls in emergency services. One-third of the calls made to the emergency services are hoaxes, which can potentially take lives, taking away valuable resources from someone who needs it. Preliminary results show that the developed techniques can predict suicide risk from emergency phone calls with more than 70% accuracy.

Dr Rana received two consecutive Advance Queensland Research Fellowships (2017 and 2020), which is rare. He is the iAwards 2021 QLD winner in the Government and public sector.  His innovation has also brought him the prestigious Young Tall Poppy Award (QLD) award 2018 as one of the 14 of Queensland’s most outstanding scientists for scientific research and communication. He was also awarded the Australia-China Young Scientist Exchange Fellowship (one of the 16 in Australia) for his research leadership and contribution and the potential to become a science ambassador for China and Australia.

Dr Rana is the founder and director of the IoT-Health research program at USQ. He currently has 40 members, including USQ staff, collaborators from leading National and International organisations, and Higher Degree Students. Presently, he is also the director of the Master of Data Science program at USQ, one of the most emerging fields in ICT.

Dr Rana received the B.Sc. degree in computer science and engineering from Khulna University, with the Prime Minister and President’s Gold Medal for outstanding achievements, and the Ph.D. degree in computer science and engineering from the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, in 2011. He received his postdoctoral training with the Autonomous System Laboratory, CSIRO, before joining the University of Southern Queensland in 2015.

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Michael Lane

Michael Lane

Senior Lecturer – Information Systems, University of Southern Queensland; Vice-Chair, ACS QLD Downs and South West Chapter

Dr Michael Lane holds a PhD in Information Systems from the University of Southern Queensland (USQ). He is the Vice-Chair of the ACS Downs and South West Chapter and Chair of the USQ ICT Programs Leadership and Governance Committee. He has over 20 years experience in teaching research and service. His teaching and research is focused on Digital Transformation, Business Analytics/Artificial Intelligence and Cyber Security at both organisational and societal levels. His Research has been published widely in high quality journals and conferences. He is supervising a number of PhD/DBAR students in these areas and prides himself doing research that is relevant, rigorous and solves real problems. 

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Steve Nouri

Steve Nouri

Head of Data Science and AI, Australian Computer Society           

Steve Nouri is an AI expert who has evolved the way people look at AI and innovations. With more than 300 million views on social media in the last year, he aims to inspire people through the latest technology trends and projects and empowers prospective data scientists through high-quality education and learning materials. He is a member of the AI committee at the standards Australia, Forbes Tech Council, Australian ICT Professional of the Year, and an accomplished influencer on LinkedIn. From humble beginnings as a junior software engineer and university lecturer he has worked in different IT roles before joining the Australian Computer Society as the Head of Data Science and AI.

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