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With just three weeks remaining to submit entries, excitement is building for the 2021 Women in AI Awards.

The Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources and key industry organisations have been joined by AMSI members Western Sydney University, the University of Sydney and CSIRO in supporting wide-ranging recognition of Australian women breaking new ground in artificial intelligence (AI).

These awards encourage more women into AI across both industry and government — honouring and acknowledging those women already working in AI.

“Artificial Intelligence has stepped confidently out of the research labs into everyday life, starting to alter the way we learn and work, entertain and dream”, said Professor Simeon Simoff, Dean at WSU’s School of Computer, Data and Mathematical Sciences. “By identifying outstanding talent in AI Technology, Women in AI Awards ensure diverse voices have profound impact in shaping future AI systems.”

Hosted by award-winning STEM journalist and Science and Technology Editor for NITV, Rae Johnston, the awards presentation will be held on 23 February at Sydney’s Museum of Contemporary Art.

Winners benefit from endorsement, prestige, recognition, opportunities for collaboration, and extensive media exposure. The grand award winner and both runners-up benefit from a cash prize, and one-on-one meetings with industry, academic and government leaders, and venture capitalists.

“Artificial intelligence has the potential to bring great change to the world and it is vital that we plan ahead so that we capture the benefits while mitigating the disruptions”, said Julie Bishop – Chancellor of AMSI member, the Australian National University. “Women in AI will play an important role in the coming years in guiding the development of this important technology and that is why I am delighted to be the Patron of the Advisory Group for the inaugural WAI Awards.”

Find out more at the Women in AI Awards website.

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