TITLE: Artificial Intelligence (is different) in the corporate world: My story and my PhD
PRESENTER: Andrew Botros, http://www.phys.unsw.edu.au/~abotros/, email@example.com
DATE: Friday 2nd May 2008
PLACE: CSE Seminar Room, Level 1, K17
Introducing an intelligent system to the product suite of an established
international company is difficult, but not for technical reasons.
Project schedules, department budgets, expensive data, sceptics,
conservatives, long time experts, email miscommunications across different
continents - these are the larger hurdles of machine-based innovations.
Cochlear Limited, an ASX 200 company that brings hearing to over 100,000
deaf recipients worldwide, is the producer of the industry's first
intelligent system. AutoNRT(R), chiefly developed by Andrew Botros,
automatically analyses auditory nerve activity for the benefit of surgeons
and audiologists. Medical applications face a hard compromise between
accuracy and success rate: users demand that an automated system be
accurate, but they also want answers every time the system is used.
AutoNRT manages this balance by choosing to operate in a low
ignal-to-noise ratio environment with two expert systems developed
using the C5.0 decision-tree learning software. A 95% success rate and
mean accuracy of 0.5dB is achieved (along with many satisfied human
In this seminar, Andrew will introduce cochlear implants, share his
experiences with the development of AutoNRT and give a live demonstration.
He will also discuss the ensuing path of his CSE PhD project, where
machine learning is providing new knowledge in audiology.
BIOGRAPHY OF SPEAKER:
Andrew is a CSE University Medallist and Engineers Australia's 2006 Young
Engineer of the Year.
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