RESEARCHERS at Deakin University’s Applied Artificial Intelligence Institute are pushing the boundaries of what is possible when humans work in partnership with artificial intelligence.
Deakin University is investing close to $33 million in the institute which will partner with industry to drive development of AI and train the next generation for the jobs of the future.
The institute, known as A2I2 (pronounced “A squared, I squared”), has almost 100 staff and is co-located at Waurn Ponds and the Burwood campus where it was officially launched recently.
Deakin Vice Chancellor’s Professor Jane den Hollander said A2I2 had an emphasis on developing the partnership between humans and AI systems and would explore how AI could present information that built trust, was easily comprehensible, useful and timely.
Prof. den Hollander said AI’s true potential was in its capacity to enhance human abilities rather than replace them.
“We’re not building robots to take the place of humans, but we are creating technology that will work alongside people to help them make more informed and better decisions,” she said.
A2I2 merges the capabilities of the university’s Pattern Recognition and Data Analysis and the Deakin Software and Technology Laboratory, bringing together all aspects of AI research and development.
Projects under way include:
THE redevelopment of the Trauma Reception and Resuscitation decision support system for The Alfred Emergency and Trauma Centre which assists the trauma teams with decision-making processes and protocol compliance, as well as reducing errors for better patient care.
WORKING with Dementia Australia developing new approaches to health training which includes using virtual reality as a tool to allow people to experience what it is like living with dementia and The Dementia-Friendly Home which uses interactive 3D game technology to provide carers with information and ideas on how to make their home more accessible for people living with dementia.
Prof den Hollander AO was joined by Victorian Minister for Jobs, Innovation and Trade, Martin Pakula at the official launch on April 12.