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Research Seminar - School of Sciences

The Impact of Artificial Intelligence, its Future in Australia and USQ AI Research Showcase
06 OCT 2021
12.00 PM - 1.00 PM

Abstract: The rise of digital disruption and its related technologies has created many challenges, but also opened a wealth of opportunities. The availability of huge amounts of data and high-speed computers is making artificial intelligence (AI) a mainstream technology. AI is driving improvements and innovations in all areas of society, consequently changing the way we live, work and play. Understanding the role of AI (and machine learning) and their impacts on the future is critical. We are just beginning to grasp the potential of AI, automation, high speed communication, drones, big data and cloud computing. 

In this presentation Professor Yan Li will start with an overview of the current AI application trends and research directions, especially in health and medical areas. She will outline how AI is fast overtaking human tasks, ranging from medical imaging and healthcare to risk analysis and management in these areas. 

Prof Li will then discuss the AI future in Australia and its impact on Australian workforce. Can AI take over our jobs? What are the opportunities and challenges raising created by AI technology? 

Finally, Prof Li will showcase several AI research projects in different application areas, including health and education. Some of the technologies being commercialised for detecting brain tumours, clots in cerebral arteries, and for analysing sleep patterns for sleep disorders will be discussed.

Short bio: Prof Yan Li received her PhD degree from the Flinders University of South Australia, Australia. She is a Professor in Artificial Intelligence and the Associate Head (Research) for the School of Sciences at USQ. Her research interests lie in the areas of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Big Data Technologies, Signal/Image Processing and Network and Internet Technologies. Prof Yan Li has published 195 publications, supervised dozens of PhD completions, and obtained more than $3 million research grants from government bodies and through international collaborations.

For more information, please contact Enamul Kabir.