Featured events

We run a number of artificial intelligence related events and workshops throughout the year.

Let us know what events you would like to see as part of the new AI Research Network.
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The Summer of AI events are available to UQ Students and Staff only.

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The AI Seminar Series will explore relevant topics in artificial intelligence and invite industry speakers and researchers to share their knowledge, experience and success.

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In the interactive Ask Me Anything Series, a panel comprising of experts will explore relevant topics in artificial intelligence from different perspectives, and answer questions raised by registered participants in the form of a webinar.

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We are pleased to announce the 2nd UQ Workshop on Artificial Intelligence (AI).

2023 Summer of AI

11 December 2023 12:00pm18 January 2024 1:00pm
The 2023 Summer of AI (SAI) will bring together UQ staff and students with skills or interests in AI, together with industry, to foster collaboration and community, and facilitate efficient dissemination of AI knowledge to counter its rapid growth.

AJCAI Australasian Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence 2023

28 November 2023 8:30am1 December 2023 5:00pm
UQ is pleased to host the 36th Australasian Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, running from 28 November - 01 December 2023.
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Artificial intelligence - the science behind the hype

9 October 2023 6:30pm7:30pm
In this BrisScience event, Associate Professor Marcus Gallagher explores how AI got to this point, and some of the major advances and challenges in the field.
The Human Quotient for Better AI Systems

'A magic ingredient, a secret spice, a special blend, for it can all be nice!': The Human Quotient for Better AI Systems

22 March 2023 1:00pm
Join Associate Professor Ujwal Gadiraju from TU Delft for this talk discussing the intriguing and pertinent role of human input in propelling better AI technology in the quickly evolving age of generative models.

AI Internship Program Semester 1 2023

1 March 2023 9:00am
The UQ AI Collaboratory is an initiative to boost funding and support for AI activities and research at UQ, including seminars, training activities, internships and employment opportunities.
Applications for the UQ Artificial Intelligence Student Internship Program, running in Semester 1, 2023 are now open.

2022 Summer of AI

19 December 2022 11:45am19 January 2023 12:45pm
Summer of AI (SAI) is a series of technical events including seminars, workshops, and information sessions, created to foster a community around AI, disseminate AI knowledge efficiently to counter its rapid growth, support summer scholars and HDR students undertaking AI-related research, connect AI-skilled students with potential supervisors provide development of AI skills for UQ staff and students, kick-start AI collaborations across UQ, and engage with industry in the AI space.

Summer Semester AI Internship Program 2022 - 2023

28 November 2022 9:00am
Applications are now open for the UQ AI Collaboratory Summer Semester Internship Program.

Ask Me Anything about AI chatbots and social bots

10 November 2022 3:00pm4:00pm
What is your question about AI chatbots and social bots? We'll have the answer in this Ask Me Anything session with A/Prof Guido Zuccon and Dr Marten Risius.

A Non-Factoid Question-Answering Taxonomy

9 November 2022 1:00pm2:00pm
Join us as we discuss the first comprehensive taxonomy of NFQ categories and the expected structure of answers.

Leaky Deltas: Exposing Data Updates in Natural Language Models

24 October 2022 1:00pm2:00pm
This seminar will show that a differential analysis of language model snapshots before and after an update can reveal a surprising amount of detailed information about changes in the training data. To demonstrate the leakage due to updates of natural language models, we develop two metrics — differential score and differential rank.

AI in Energy: Challenges and opportunities in grid integration

13 October 2022 1:00pm2:00pm
This talk will discuss approaches to integrating behind-the-meter distributed energy resources (DER) into low-voltage distribution networks. We approach the problem from two angles: (i) uncoordinated energy management of individual prosumers and (ii) coordinated approaches that orchestrate the response of several prosumers in virtual power plants.

The anatomy of an AI system for misinformation detection and where humans fit in it

25 August 2022 3:00pm4:00pm
Information warfare instruments have recently been used to weaponise misinformation to foster propaganda and to reach political goals by influencing populations at scale. In this seminar we will discuss how human-in-the-loop AI technology can support expert fact-checking efforts that have been increasing substantially due to the rise in the spread of misinformation.

AI in healthcare – from bytes to bedside

19 August 2022 1:00pm2:00pm
Artificial intelligence (AI), and machine learning (ML) in particular, are set to revolutionise everyday healthcare and improve patient outcomes. This presentation will illustrate the steps required to take AI/ML applications from in-silico prototypes to effective point-of-care instruments embedded within electronic medical records and imaging software.

Ask Me Anything about Artificial Intelligence

12 August 2022 3:00pm4:00pm

Ever wondered how artificial intelligence affects our life in this digital age? Get all your questions answered in this unique Ask Me Anything session opportunity with globally recognized innovator and business leader Dr Vishal Sikka.

The Future of Precision Prevention for Advanced Melanoma

27 July 2022 3:00pm4:00pm
Precision prevention of advanced melanoma is fast becoming a realistic prospect, with personalized, holistic risk stratification allowing patients to be directed to an appropriate level of surveillance, ranging from skin self-examinations to regular total body photography with sequential digital dermoscopic imaging.

Explainable AI is dead! Long live explainable AI!

28 June 2022 11:00am12:00pm
Prof. Miller will present an overview of the intersection of explainable AI and will present some key examples of how to integrate social science knowledge into these methods for explainability in sequential decision making problems.

Ask Me Anything about Deep Learning

23 June 2022 3:00pm4:00pm
Have you ever wondered how deep learning impacts on our daily activities – including things like web searches, image searching, virtual assistants and even deep-fakes? If you are interested in this topic, please join us at this online Ask Me Anything session.

Unloading the Information “Overload” in Intensive Care

22 June 2022 10:00am11:00am
Prof John Fraser will explore how we can thrive in the midst of COVID 19 and provide an overview of the global collaboration of CCRG and the future of ICU.

Revisiting the Breeder’s Equation: Implications of our advancing understanding of trait genome-to-phenome relationships

26 May 2022 3:00pm4:00pm
Plant breeders are expected to have a working knowledge of the Breeder’s Equation. It is also expected that the Breeder’s Equation will be used as a framework to help optimise the design of their breeding program. This was relatively straightforward when breeding was based predominantly on selection for trait phenotypes. Today, breeders either use, or aspire to use, genomic information in many ways to improve the effectiveness of their breeding programs.

Ask Me Anything about Misinformation

12 May 2022 3:00pm5:00pm
How is misinformation and fake news generated? We'll have the answer at this Ask me anything session.

Beyond the Paddock: Enhancing food production through the integration of predictive digital agricultural systems

14 April 2022 12:00pm1:00pm
The issues of food security and sustainable agriculture are vital concerns to society and key topics in assessments of climate variability and change on productivity and food supplies. However, accurate and advance knowledge of the associated risk in crop production systems can mitigate some of the impacts of such causative threats. It is anticipated that such approaches will increasingly become more valuable in decision-making and lead to better preparedness in coping with the impact of extreme climate events leading to a reduction in the downside risk and more resilient agricultural food systems.

Agriculture meets AI

17 March 2022 4:00pm5:00pm
Artificial intelligence and the data sciences are enabling ‘Agriculture 4.0’. In 2020, agrifood tech startups raised more than $30 billion in investment. Many of these innovations are deployed in agriculture research, supporting new sustainable solutions that keep us fed. Professor Scott Chapman will discuss some of these digital and predictive agriculture technologies.

Ask Me Anything about what we can predict from social media with AI

15 March 2022 3:00pm5:00pm
Ever wondered how social media impacts on our society? Be part of this riveting Ask me anything session to get your answers.
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2021 UQ Workshop on Artificial Intelligence

10 December 2021 9:00am5:00pm
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is receiving widespread attention around the world, and this workshop brought academics and research from around UQ together to share knowledge, explore synergies and develop collaborations around AI.

Personalised care of musculoskeletal pain: The potential of AI

1 December 2021 4:00pm5:00pm
Musculoskeletal pain conditions, including low back pain, are the leading cause of disability internationally. Recent work has begun to expose features that have the potential to guide personalisation of treatment, but the challenge to disentangle the complexity of the condition is immense. Artificial intelligence will need to play a role.