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Machine Learning in Medicine, and Insights from TechXLR8

Join us on the 31st of August for an evening of Machine Learning, and a look back over the events of London’s TechXLR8 conference.

Tickets are also now on sale for the festival in December! https://buzzconf.io ;

If you want a little taste of what the BuzzConf festival is all about, this event is a great place to start. You can also see videos from many of our events on YouTube.

Held in The Loop Bar in Melbourne, there will be plenty of options to eat and drink late into the night!


6pm – Drinks and socialising
7pm – Presentations
8pm until late – Demos, Music, drinks, and party


Doctor Digital will see you now – Karin Verspoor 

Machine learning — the use of computational algorithms to find patterns in data — is increasingly being deployed in clinical contexts to support diagnosis and treatment decisions. In the context of growing volumes of clinical data available in electronic form, there is an opportunity to realise dramatic changes in the practice of medicine through the application of large-scale health data analytics and predictive modeling. This talk will introduce a vision for the use of data-driven methods in health, while also raising important questions about the implementation of this vision: is it conceivable that one day your doctor might be replaced by a digital system? What are the risks?

Karin Verspoor is a Professor in the School of Computing and Information Systems and Deputy Director of the Health and Biomedical Informatics Centre at the University of Melbourne. Trained as a computational linguist, Karin’s research primarily focuses on extracting information from clinical texts and the biomedical literature using machine learning methods to enable biological discovery and clinical decision support. Karin has held numerous research posts in the US and Australia, as well as spending 5 years in AI start-ups during the US Tech bubble around Y2K.


The Future of Technology: Insights from TechXLR8 London – Diego Tognola 

TechXLR8 is an annual conference covering AR/VR, IoT, 5G, AI, robotics, drones, Blockchain etc. It was one of the main events of London Tech Week in June 2017. This presentation will cover highlights from first hand experience, show floors and various talks from this event.

You will hear about supersonic transport, autonomous drones, robots that smile, connected AI, live music in VR, 3D holograms and UK’s response to Iron Man. There will be examples of how the new technologies are being used in commercial applications and a selection of miscellaneous products and developments worth knowing about.

Diego Tognola is a Principal Technologist at ThoughtWorks, having worked in software delivery since gaining his doctorate in pure Mathematics in 1998. He spends his free time developing a way to “see sound and hear images”. Diego holds a US patent and is committee member of the Melbourne Audio Engineering Society.

New technologies will reshape our workplaces, society and cities sooner than we think. By sharing his impressions from TechXLR8, Diego hopes to raise awareness for this future among the broader community.


Have Something to Say?

We’re always on the look out for presentations, discussions and demonstrations for BuzzConf Nights. If you have something you’d like to share, please get in touch. You don’t need to have a tonne of experience, just a willingness to share your passion.

Have Something to Show?

You’ll occasionally see a robot spider body, or LED list helmet at BuzzConf events. If you have some exciting tech that you’d like to bring, please do! There’ll be plenty of time during before and after the talks to show it off.

See you in the future!


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