Now that Data Science Week 2021 is done and dusted, what did I learn?
Well, I am always amazed at the research and industrial applications of technology that occur in WA. Some of the highlights for me were:
- At Data Science Week’s opening we learnt that a koala might be one of the first aliens to live on Mars! Thanks Josh Richards for a truly entertaining opening address.
- Mapizy uses AI to process satellite data to monitor, measure, and gleen insight from the cities we live in.
- AI analysis of digital photos is being used to monitor fish.
- Brainchip is creating some amazing chips to take AI to the edge.
- AI is being used to count craters on Mars and other planets.
- Elena and I discussed how HPC is changing to make it easier and faster to tackle Bioinformatics workloads.
- Lots of people love our DUG Cool immersion cooling.
- AI and big-data is playing an integral role in preserving the biodiversity in WA’s south-west.
- There are a number of companies in WA doing fantastic AI work in health and health-related industries. Processing any number of scans, images and medical instrument data to assist clinicians to make faster and more accurate diagnosis.
- WA’s leadership in remote operations and sensing is driving a whole new world of technology – some of which is ending up in space!
I only managed to attend a small fraction of the presentations being offered. With events held across Australia, it was difficult to attend them all 🙂
It was great to see such interested in this emerging field, the research being performed and the general interest from the public. I look forward to an expanded program next year.