Applied Artificial Intelligence Institute

The Applied Artificial Intelligence Institute (A²I²) collaborates with industry to act as a catalyst for change through the use of Artificial Intelligence. Our team of research fellows, data scientists and software engineers contribute to the development of human-in-the-loop artificial intelligence and AI experimentation for sectors such as defence, health care, security, social media, advanced manufacturing and more.

Focus areas of A²I²

  • Bayesian optimisation for experimental design
  • Large-scale surveillance
  • Advanced video understanding
  • Software engineering for AI
  • Reinforcement learning
  • Deep learning models for health care
  • Value-based machine learning
  • Pattern recognition
  • Personalised medicine
  • Social media analysis for improved mental health

Our projects

TOBY Playpad

Toby Playpad is a novel, cost-effective and flexible framework for early intervention, facilitating therapy for children with autism. The research resulted in the release of an iPad app in September 2012. This app is now being used by more than 7000 users worldwide. The work won the International Education – Research Engagement Award (Victorian Government) in 2013; and the Geelong Chamber of Commerce Smart Technology Award in 2012. It has also triggered two clinical trials, led by the Telethon Child Health Institute.


To assist members of our ageing population to live independently for a longer period of time, A²I² has developed Sofihub - an “Internet of Things”-based solution that passively learns an individual's behaviour over a period of time. Should a behavioural anomaly occur, a reminder is issued to the carer.

The Alfred Hospital

When a patient is admitted into the Alfred Hospital’s trauma bay, an AI decision support system is used to assist doctors and nurses to make better decisions when stabilising a patient.

Defence Science and Technology Group

Transforming the next generation of military simulations, and producing human-in-the-loop AI solutions.

Cancer Council Vic

SeeUV is an augmented reality educational application, designed to teach young Australians about the danger of ultraviolet radiation.

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