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Event recap: Humans, Data, AI & Ethics – The Great Debate

On Wednesday December 6th, two teams of UTS academics and industry partners gathered at UTS for the hotly anticipated “Humans, Data, AI & Ethics – Great Debate”.  The rhetorical battle raised the provocative proposition that: “Humans have blown it: it’s time to turn the planet over to the machines”  The debate was preceded by our daytime Conversation  which featured engaging panel discussions and Lightning Talks from UTS academics and partners in government and industry. The debate ...
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Event recap: Humans, Data, AI & Ethics – A UTS Conversation

Data science, machine learning and artificial intelligence technologies are transforming our workplaces, our social institutions and our everyday lives. Whilst the creative, commercial and organisational potential of these technologies is exciting, are we overlooking the human and ethical dimensions of data and its uses? On Wednesday December 6th, a stellar line up of leading UTS academics, along with industry and government speakers, assembled at UTS’s Broadway campus to discuss and debate ...
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CIC leading ATN Text Analytics Project

CIC leading ATN Text Analytics Project   UTS and its sister universities of technology in the other states form the Australian Technology Network of Universities (ATN), to advance our common missions through collaboration. We are delighted to say that the ATN’s Learning and Teaching Grants Scheme, which promotes joint innovation across the ATN, has just awarded CIC $100,000 to lead a project focusing on the promise and practicalities of Text Analytics. CIC has been focusing on text analytic...
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Are you coming to LAK18?

Things are ramping up to the 8th International Learning Analytics & Knowledge Conference (LAK18), which comes to Sydney next March, the first time it has been hosted in the southern hemisphere. LAK is the primary research conference in the field, and the official conference of the Society for Learning Analytics Research (SoLAR).   CIC’s Director Simon Buckingham Shum helped to found the first LAK in 2011, is a former Vice-President of SoLAR, and is serving as Co-Chair of the L...
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CIC contributes to UTS Creative Cluster on AI

CIC academics and MDSI students featured prominently at the UTS Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Creative Intelligence Unit’s creative clusters on “You + A.I” throughout the month of October. The four-part creative cluster series kicked off on October 10 and ran weekly until October 31, 2017. In the first cluster, guests were introduced to A.I., its meaning and its uses.  CIC representatives joined other UTS researchers, industry thought leaders and other amazing minds in the field of artif...
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Fighting “fake news” with the Strawman tool

Collaborators from the UTS Connected Intelligence Centre, School of Education and School of Communication have submitted a fascinating research grant proposal to investigate the use of an educational tool to improve the media literacy of teenagers. The Trump-inspired debate about ‘fake news’ has raised concerns about the media literacy of early high school age children (years 7, 8 & 9). Fuelled by concerns that young adults are being exposed to and are often the disseminators of ‘fake...
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Simon Knight attends CRADLE Symposium on Digital Assessment Technologies

On October 16-17, CIC academic Simon Knight attended Deakin University’s “Centre for Research in Assessment and Digital Learning” (CRADLE) International Symposium entitled Re-imagining assessment in a digital world. The Open Forum event featured a panel of domestic and international experts working in the fields of learning science and analytics. Participants reflected on how technology is transforming teaching and learning in higher education. Whilst there are many exciting possibilit...
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Associate Professor Theresa Anderson busts AI myths at eRSA

On the 5th of October, Associate Professor Theresa Dirndorfer Anderson presented at E-Research South Australia's (eRSA) Innovation Symposium in Adelaide, discussing the topic of: “AI Beyond the Myths”. MC’d by Bruce Linn, the panel of expert speakers at the Symposium included South Australia’s Chief Scientist, Dr Leanna Read; Professor Lyle Palmer from the University of Adelaide; Professor Anton van den Hengel, the Director of theAustralian Centre for Visual Technologies (ACVT); eRSA CEO ...
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MDSI students star at GovHack NSW 2017

In summary: Students undertaking the UTS Master of Data Science and Innovation have taken home several prizes at 2017 GovHack NSW events (July 28 – 30) GovHack NSW hosted open events in Sydney City, Parramatta and Broken Hill, inviting participants to apply their skills and creativity to unlock the potential of data. Masters of Data Science and Innovation students have maintained their winning Hackathon form, claiming multiple awards in a jam-packed weekend of GovHack 2017 data challe...
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