Dickson Lukose, GCS Agile's Chief Data Scientist, returned to speak at this year's Pacific Rim International Conference on Artificial Intelligence (PRICAI). Dickson presented on "Applied Data Science" to Artificial Intelligence (AI) researchers and PhD Students from across the Pacific region.
Dr. Lukose also attended the PRICAI Steering Committee meeting held on the 28th August 2019 in his capacity as a member of this Steering Committee since 2012. The primary role of this Steering Committee is to oversee the long-term planning and success of this conference, plans for future conferences, evaluate how well each conference has achieved the objectives stated above and implement improvements to better meet these objectives.
PRICAI is an annual international event which concentrates on AI theories, technologies, and their applications in the areas of social and economic importance for countries in the Pacific Rim. PRICAI was initiated in Japan in 1990, to create an artificial intelligence (AI) conference which would promote collaborative exploitation of AI in the Pacific Rim nations. The conference has grown, both in participation and scope, and now includes participation from all major Asia Pacific nations. The conference also attracts participation from all over the world. The 16th PRICAI was hosted jointly by The University of the South Pacific and Fiji National University. This year, 150 technical papers from 33 countries were presented, including 2 workshops and 5 tutorials. The keynote address included:
- "Nobel Turing Challenges: Creating the Engine for Scientific Discovery" by Prof. Hiroaki Kitano,
- "AI for Clinical Decision Support in Mental Healthcare" by Prof Grigoris Antoniou,
- "Explainable AI: What, Why and How" by Prof. Mary-Anne Williams, and
- "Cognitive-AI: AI as Perception-Action-Cognition Systems" by Prof. Byoung-Tak Zhang.