Getting Started with AI and Machine Learning

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Meet three South Australian women who work in the field of AI and ML


Have you ever imagined working in artificial intelligence and machine learning? What educational background, experience and skills do you need? What job opportunities are available? What real-world problems do people solve? How do you get started? It turns out there are many diverse pathways you could follow. 

Please join us to meet three South Australian women who are currently working in the field, to hear about the work they do, along with their unique stories and insights. 


  Date and Time




  • Date: 28 Jul 2020
  • Time: 06:00 PM to 07:30 PM
  • All times are (UTC+09:30) Adelaide
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  • Adelaide, South Australia
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  • Co-sponsored by Women in Engineering: WE00557 - South Australia Section Affinity Group, WIE & Computer Society: CH10222 - South Australia Section Chapter, C16


Helen Dockrell

Notitia Consulting

Helen started her career as a research scientist in biochemistry, working with DNA and growing cells. She thought she'd try a bit of computer programming to model some experimental options... and ended up becoming a software engineer/data scientist! Now she works at a consulting firm, helping researchers, doctors, auditors and other professionals to navigate their data. It's a job with a lot of variety, and that requires life-long learning. Her work involves writing code to manage databases and clean data, analysing that data and then presenting it in a format that her clients find intuitive and easy to interact with.

Topic: Natural Language Processing.

Ali Anderson


Ali is an AI and Digital Technologies Change Management Specialist, with a particular passion for guiding and supporting business through digital restructure, transition and growth. She is driven, and inspired every day by developing, implementing and supporting organisational structures to grow and enhance human capacity and skill in an increasingly technological world. An experienced MC and presenter across the artificial intelligence and digital technologies space, Ali has publicly spoken about these across multiple forums, states and countries and is passionate about sharing her vision for the future of work. She is driven to inspire and support the participation of diverse genders, cultures and socio-economic groups in current and future technology.

Topic: What Technology Has Taught Me About The Importance of Being Human

COVID-19 has demonstrated that whilst artificial intelligence and machine learning are an ever-increasing enabler of business and society, the role of humans has become increasingly important. Ali will talk about some of the skills and tools that she has built over her career that now enable her to thrive in rapidly-changing times, and that will become ever more important against the backdrop of automation and digital technology.

Jayshween Kumar

Flinders University

Jayshween Kumar is a PhD Candidate in Data Science and People Analytics and a Sessional Academic at Flinders University.  Her foray into the world of machine learning is quite recent and she has travelled her own unique path of learning,  She originally studied Information Systems and a Banking and Finance degree before she found her current passion for data and people analytics.  Her specific research is on predictive models for skilling workers for the Future of Work. A supplementary interest is the ethical use of data. She has been tutoring in Fundamentals of Computing since 2019. As an experienced professional, she has industry experience in Finance, Banking, Technology, Mining and Higher Education, with system implementation, organisational transformation and data management and analytics.

Topic: Data Science and People Analytics




For anyone keen to start their adventure