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Can machines save the planet?

Please note special instructions below. This venue is fully accessible - please let us know of any requirements.
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Past event - 2019
20 May Doors open 6pm
Event 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Australian High Commission, Australia House, The Strand,
London WC2B 4LA
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Join us at the Australian High Commission for a night with Aussie scientists working in the UK.

PLEASE NOTE: For security purposes, you will be asked to give your name and email address to the Australian High Commission ahead of the event. We will send you instructions on how to register yourself and the names of your guests. Please note that all attendees will require official photographic identification for entry to Australia House. Only registered attendees will be permitted entry to Australia House. 

Don't hug a tree, hug a drone

Dr Susan Graham (CEO, BioCarbon Engineering)
If we plant 500 billion trees, we will offset all of human carbon emissions. Today we have 2 billion hectares of degraded land, and BioCarbon Engineering is the company that started to tackle that challenge. Using drones to plant trees, they plan to scale up natural ecosystem restoration and fundamentally change the climate on earth. #plantmoretrees #AI #robotics #drones

Machine learning - a magic bullet?

Machine learning is an incredibly powerful tool and is rightly being taken advantage of by researchers to help them analyse large quantities of data generated by most modern experiments. But for all its virtues, machine learning is no magic bullet.

Samuel Conway is the CEO of Zegami, an Oxford University company that is challenging the way in which scientists, researchers and commercial organisations utilise the power of machine learning for visual content. But what is machine learning and how will it change your world? Let’s have some fun with machine learning and see what’s out there to be discovered.

Your MC for the evening

Katie Silver (BBC Science Journalist)
Your MC for the evening will be Australian Katie Silver, a health and science journalist working with the BBC in London.

Prior to this, Katie was a television producer with Sky UK and a television and radio producer/reporter with the ABC in Sydney, specialising in science and business. She has also worked as a reporter/producer with Sky News Business and with CNN in New York.