Sydney, AUSTRALIA (15 November 2019) Sydney-based technology company Neuranext will showcase its development work with artificial intelligence (AI) driven self-driving vehicle technology, as well as debut a new addition, at StartCon 2019, Australia’s largest annual conference for start-ups and technology entrepreneurship. 

This year’s StartCon event focuses on the future of work, with an emphasis on the roles artificial intelligence, automation and robotics will play in how companies, organisations and workplaces adapt to ever-increasing changes from digital disruption. Neuranext is using the event as an opportunity to illustrate the AI technology it uses in its autonomously controlled robotic vehicles, the same vehicles it uses in its pioneering AI in Schools education program. It will also debut the addition of headset controls for a first-person point of view with their self-driving scale-model cars. 

“StartCon is a great opportunity for Neuranext,” said the company’s managing director, Adrian Tyson. “Technologies such as AI and automation are playing an increasingly important role in industry and society and it’s vital everyone, whether it’s individual businesses or national governments, understand their value and how they can be best used.”

“Our AI in Schools program uses the fascination of artificial intelligence to get school students interested in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects. We believe it’s important to have a large and vibrant scientific community, especially as these types of advanced technologies are occupying ever-greater facets of industry, commerce and daily life.”  

Along with its development work into AI-based active security, Neuranext has developed a pioneering education program that uses AI as a hook to promote students’ interest in STEM subjects before they make their transition to high school.  

The program was developed by two of Neuranext’s co-founders, Dr Andrew Kyngdon and Adrian Tyson, and sees students learn about AI’s history and scientific underpinnings, its current developmental abilities and its practical limits. Students also learn about the technology’s realistic future applications and the positive changes it could bring to societies. 

The incursion-based program includes AI-based activities such as detecting and classifying objects using computer vision as well as operating scale-model cars specifically programmed with autonomous driving technology; the same units will be running at the Neuranext stand at StartCon 2019. The program is available to schools during class times as well as school holidays. 

Neuranext will be at StartCon 2019 from 22-23 November 2019. 

Important details:

What: Neuranext at StartCon 2019 (https://www.startcon.com/

Where: Royal Randwick Racecourse, Alison Road Randwick NSW 2031

When: 22-23 November 2019   

Contact:  Adrian Tyson at Neuranext (adrian.tyson@neuranext.com; tel. +61 (0) 466 568 769)

For schools or organisations seeking to learn more about Neuranext’s AI in Schoolsprogram, please contact media@neuranext.com.

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About Neuranext Pty Ltd

Neuranext is an Australian company specializing in the practical application of Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) in commercial and non-commercial settings. Neuranext assists its clients to solve problems that involve high-stakes decision-making in situations involving large-scale datasets. The company is led by four skilled professionals with extensive experience in academia, research and commercial operations. 

Neuranext is Chaired by a data scientist specialising in psychometrics and mathematical psychology. The company uses both the R and Python languages for Machine Learning and uses Caffe, Caffe2, PyTorch and TensorFlow in its A.I. work. Neuranext is a member of NVIDIA’s Inception Program for A.I. Startups. Visit neuranext.com.

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