A²I² — pronounced A squared, I squared — merges the capabilities of the university’s Pattern Recognition and Data Analysis and the Deakin Software and Technology Laboratory, which Deakin says brings together all aspects of AI research and development from fundamental science to how it translates into commercial products for real-world application.
The new institute, at the University’s Burwood Campus in Victoria, will be launched on Friday by Deakin Vice-Chancellor Professor Jane den Hollander and Victorian Minister for Jobs, Innovation and Trade, Martin Pakula.
Professor den Hollander said A²I² had a particular emphasis on developing the partnership between the human user and the artificial intelligence system, and would explore how AI can present information that builds trust, is easily comprehensible, useful and timely.
“The ability of machines to imitate intelligent human behaviour is already part of our lives. Just ask Siri, Alexa or Google.
“AI is helping hospital trauma centres make faster, better decisions, and researchers develop improved materials for manufacturing.”