AI for Good Showcase 2022
To build upon Monash University’s long history of excellence in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Data Science research, leading to practical solutions at scale and with immediacy to current and future global challenges, we held the Monash Data Futures Institute AI for Good Showcase 2022 on Thursday 9 June.
This year’s highly successful Showcase featured major projects, including our collaborations with industry, government and not-for-profit partners, that reflect Monash University's expertise in advancing AI and Data Science to tackle problems of critical importance to human well-being and preservation of the global environment. The showcase also provided a platform to explore further opportunities to connect with Monash University’s thought-leaders in AI for Social Good.
We were delighted to host, as Keynote Speakers, Dr Helen Frazer, Clinical Director of St Vincent’s Hospital BreastScreen, and the winner of the Women in AI Innovator of the Year Award 2022, and Dr Alex Fischer, Head of Research at Paul Ramsay Foundation.
The event also included talks and poster presentations showcasing the impact of Monash AI Research and highlighting the benefits and challenges of cross-sector interdisciplinary research to advance AI applications for social good. Interactive discussions and networking sessions enabled attendees to explore research challenges, form new collaborations and envisage solutions.
Dr Helen Frazer Dr Helen Frazer is a radiologist, breast cancer clinician and AI researcher with over 20 years of clinical experience in breast screening, imaging and cancer diagnosis. She is passionate about the opportunities for technology to improve health outcomes in cancer screening and diagnosis, and to transform the economics of screening programmes. Her current research includes the use of deep learning AI for breast cancer detection with mammography; ethical, social and legal implications of AI in cancer detection; user experience and workflow studies in cancer screening; and health workforce preparation for AI tools and decisioning. Currently Helen is Clinical Director, St Vincent’s Hospital BreastScreen, member of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR) Breast Imaging Advisory Committee, RANZCR AI Committee and Convenor of Breast Interest Group (BIG) scientific meetings. Helen is Lead Chief Investigator of the “Transforming Breast Cancer Screening with AI” or BRAIx project that was awarded a Medical Research Future Fund grant. Helen is the winner of the 2022 Women in AI Innovator of the Year Award.
Clinical Director, St Vincent’s Hospital BreastScreen