FELLOWS

Dr Andrew D. Back

The challenge for artificial intelligence systems is to discover ways to encapsulate social dynamics in realms such as meaning, nuance, implication, intent, interpretation, feeling and understanding. This research introduces a new approach to AI called Synthetic Language and Information Topology (SLAIT) AI. Read More

Dr Beth Cardier

Beth models narratives and dialogue to show how implicit information can be included in reasoning systems. She was originally an award-winning fiction writer and media analyst, when, in a plot twist, she learned knowledge modeling for a US Navy-funded research program to demonstrate how writers communicate unexpected events. Read More

Dr Jessica Korte

Jessica’s TAS Fellowship Project, the Auslan Communication Technologies Pipeline project, looks to foreground the visual-gestural language expertise of Deaf signers in the creation of technologies for the recognition, production and processing of Auslan (Australian Sign Language) communication and a modular pipeline for artificial intelligence. Read More

Dr Pauline Pounds

Pauline’s TAS project involves exploring robotic whisker technology we originally developed in 2016, and finding ways of using them to allow drones to fly through interior spaces and around objects and obstacles without needing to use heavy cameras or complex, expensive lidar systems. Read More

Dr Zena Assaad

Zena’s TAS project will explore the safety implications of human-machine teaming (HUM-T) operations for Australian Defence. HUM-T needs to be safe, to be trusted in deployment, and to enable flexible operations without undue operational restrictions. This project will explore the development of appropriate safety requirements and frameworks, including appropriate methods to manage and communicate these, for HUM-T operations. Read More

Dr Christine Boshuijzen-van Burken

Christine’s TAS project aims to build an ethical framework, based on the value sensitive design method, that assists developers of autonomous systems in Defence with thinking through the ethical aspects of their technologies. Designing with an eye to ethical values ultimately leads to “better” technologies, not only in a technical or cost-efficient sense, but also with a view to societal acceptance. Read More