Explainable Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence (AI) that can enhance, improve and scale human expertise is dramatically changing and impacting our social and working lives, controlling how we perceive and interact with the physical and digital world. 

Society is rapidly moving into the AI-Age where individuals, citizens, societal groups, businesses, governments and the global economy increasingly rely on the perceptions, decisions and actions of AI. 

Today, however, AI is not transparent or accountable because AI perceptions, decisions and actions are opaque and inexplicable. AI that cannot explain its behaviour and decisions is a significant problem for business, government and society. 

People need explanations to develop trust and confidence in AI, execute AI recommendations, and accept AI actions and outcomes. Furthermore, regulators insist that business, industry and government must prove that AI algorithms comply with the law. How will AI systems demonstrate that they are not discriminating against specific groups, and that they are complying with anti-discrimination law.

I focus on explainable AI (XAI) research as a means to making AI more transparent and accountable.


AI Policy Hub

Artificial Intelligence (AI) continues to have a profound impact on all aspects of society. To help bring more clarity and to explore potential solutions to the rapidly growing urgent issues, we launched the new AI Policy Hub.

Disruptive Innovation

"Major advances in cognitive technologies over the last few years will lead to the disruptive adoption of autonomous systems that can think for themselves."

Mary-Anne Williams

 UTS Thinking for the Future 2009


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Meet our RoboCup Social Robotics Team

UTS Unleashed!, is a new Social Robot RoboCup Team We won the Human-Robot Interface Award and came second in 2017 and 2018 at the International RoboCup Championships. I am leading this amazing team comprising UTS  staff and students.  The RoboCup opportunity enriches our unique research partnership with Softbank Robotics and strengthens our partnership with CBA.

Distinguished Professor Steve Wozniak (Woz) with Meg, Sammy and Chand.


Distinguished Professor Steve Wozniak (Woz) with Jesse, Chand, Meg, Sammy and Le.

CBA-UTS Social Robotics Partnership 2016-2020

I lead the UTS side of the CBA-UTS Social Robotics Academic-Industry Partnership. 

Invited Speaking Engagements and Presentations 

2019 Explainable AI Conference

USA

Can we hold AI accountable?

2018 Thales Leadership Conference

Melbourne

Autonomous Artificial intelligence

Queensland Premiers Department

Leadership Series 2018

Innovation and Collaboration: How AI is Transforming Government

The Royal Society 2018

Government House

The AI Race: Will Australia Lead or Lose?

2018 International Conference on Human Rights, Innovation and Technology

Australian Human Rights Commission.

2018 Cybersecurity MasterClass

Australian Policy Strategic Institute

Distinguished Professor Lecture

Manager / Company

Artificial Intelligence Supremacy: Will Australia Lead or Lose in an AI-world

2018 United Nations WSIS Forum on the Impact of AI

Geneva

2018 Artificial Intelligence and the Internet of Things

Australian British Chamber of Commerce and KPMG.

2018 Future Law

Stanford University

2018 Chief Customer Engagement Forum Sydney


2018 Stanford Executive Program on Cybersecurity and AI

2017 FST Banking Summit 


Social Robotics and Customer Experience

2017 Connect Expo & The Digital Health Show 

Social Robotics for Business

2017 World Science Festival 

Frankenstein Anxiety: Robotics and the Replacement of Ourselves.

Disruptive Innovation Week 2017

Invited Speaker and Advisory Board 

2017 Women in STEM 

Women in Science Society

University of Sydney

AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence 2017

Mentor at the Women's Event         San Francisco, USA

2017 Rise of the AI: How will it affect your Future

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A full list of Invited Presentations is also available here.

SKILLS 

BUSINESS

I focus on innovation, science and engineering.  My methods involve computer science, artificial intelligence, design thinking, developing agile and experimental methods, building to learn, learning by doing. 


DISRUPTIVE INNOVATION 

I explore and experiment with technologies that create new value and that have the potential to disturb exisiting value pools unleashing extraordinary opportunity and strategic benefits.

RESEARCH

My research is transdisciplinary involving computer science, cognitive science, robotics, AI, data analytics, knowledge representation, business, law and ethics. j

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ENTREPRENEURSHIP

I come from a long line of entrepreneurs with a strong sense of fun and adventure. The Magic Lab is like a startup designed to deliver value to our stakeholders: students, partners and angel investors. We guide researchers and student founders helping them develop the leadership skills they need to navigate their entrepreneurial  journey.

ENGAGEMENT

I work with industry, business, the professions and government to bring radical innovation and practical methods to business challenges..


EXECUTIVE AND RESEARCH TRAINING

I design transformative educational experiences that are exciting, engaging, and fun. Changing mindsets, enabling new strategies through the discovery of new insights and new found confidence for leadership.

30+

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE 

Leading teams of researchers, building innovative systems for more than 30 years. The first business system I designed, developed and deployed was a fully customised database management system based on a hashing algorithm for rapid retrieval on a IBM PC in 1984.

70+

COMPLETED PROJECTS

Envisioning, negotiating, leading and executing challenging complex projects including computing and robot systems, groundbreaking research projects, and innovative large scale training programs.

100%

FOCUSED                               

Creating significant new value for students, the university, research collaborators and partners through purposeful focus and powerful technology insights.

PORTFOLIO

School Resource Book on Drones, Droids and Robots 2016

Presentation Examples

The Robot Revolution presented at the       Australian Academy of Science 2015

WestPac sponsored video inspiring young women to take up careers in Information Technology 2007. More than 19,000 views on YouTube and available as a DVD in every school library in NSW.

Artifical Intelligence Panel at PauseFest, Melbourne

Magic Lab Video Examples

UTS Pepper Robot introducing ABC Lateline 2017


This short movie won the Most Entertaining Autonomous Robotics Video at IJCAI in Beijing 2013.

Samsung sponsored Robot Demo at the Digital Life Exhibition Melbourne 2012. Dance created by Benjamin Johnston.

Driverless cars are social robots.

Robot Soccer Videos