- McGowan Government provides $1.5 million for a Premier's Science Fellow and a Premier's Early to Mid-Career Fellow
- This year's focus is on automation, robotics, artificial intelligence and machine learning
Science Minister Dave Kelly today opened the 2018 round of the Premier's Science Fellowship Program, during the Data Science Innovation Hub launch at the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre.
The McGowan Government is providing $1.5 million over four years to attract a Premier's Science Fellow (a leading researcher) and a supporting Premier's Early to Mid-Career Fellow to significantly advance research in Western Australia related to automation, robotics, artificial intelligence and machine learning.
Western Australia has existing strengths in this area of research and associated applications, particularly in the resources and energy industries.
For more information, visit https://www.jtsi.wa.gov.au
Comments attributed to Premier Mark McGowan:
"My Government is committed to supporting innovation initiatives to develop the capabilities and skills needed to grow WA's economy and create local jobs.
"This year's program provides us the opportunity to build on WA's existing strengths in automation, robotics, artificial intelligence and machine learning for future applications in other sectors, such as agriculture and space."
Comments attributed to Science Minister Dave Kelly:
"The Fellows who will be recruited to WA through this round will deliver benefits and opportunities from advanced technology research, including for industry and other end users.
"This initiative, together with other initiatives, including the Data Science Innovation Hub, will help position WA to prosper in a world where advanced technologies will increasingly shape our State.
"Today we officially launched the Data Science Innovation Hub, a complementary initiative to this program, that has also been funded through the McGowan Government's $16.7 million New Industries Fund."
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