Published: September 18, 2018

When it comes to technology, Adelaide is leading the way in this field yet again with the smart city focusing its sights on Artificial Intelligence. 

The Australian Institute of Machine Learning is at the forefront of this revolution with the city and state set to benefit. The institute, established by the University of Adelaide, is placing Adelaide and South Australia on the global map of the world’s best centres of excellence in machine learning. They aim to build on and realize the full potential of the investments such as the South Australian Health and Medical Institute (SAMRHI), defence industries, as well as priorities such as the Royal Adelaide Hospital.

Furthermore, the institute is attracting the world’s best and brightest to come and work and study in South Australia. World-class education in artificial intelligence and machine learning is going to be in high demand globally, and Adelaide has a chance to be one of the top ‘go to’ destinations. 

Professor Anton van den Hengel is the Director of the Australian Institute for Machine Learning and believes Adelaide has the rare combination of a high quality of life and world-class research and education in machine learning and artificial intelligence. “It’s the perfect place to study or start a company in this incredibly dynamic area.” Professor Hengel said.

With the highest number of machine learning researchers of any university in Australia and recently winning the Amazon picking/packing challenge, Adelaide serves as highly investible city for the A.I boom.

Head of Adelaide based AiLab, Dr John Flackett also sees a strong future for AI in in the smart city. “From space to autonomous vehicles and agriculture to smart city projects, it’s exciting to see the current interest in Artificial Intelligence in Adelaide. “

“I believe Adelaide has the opportunity to be the AI leader in Australia.”

“Homegrown resources such as the Australian Institute for Machine Learning and AiLab are helping with AI education, awareness and support, and the City Council, with Ten Gigabit Adelaide, are actively building the infrastructure required to develop and deploy powerful AI solutions” said Dr Flackett.

With artificial Intelligence having the potential to increase productivity by 40 per cent and projecting to contribute up to $15.7 trillion to the global economy in 2030, Adelaide has the capacity to capitalize on this revolution.