22 August 2019 Recap: Future Visioning - Ex-Machina


On 22 August we explored the future of Ex Machina alongside our founding partner Konica Minolta.

At a time when the relationship between humans and machines is increasingly blurred, we heard from industry experts about what it means for business and society.

from the machine
— Greek translation of 'Ex Machina'

We were lucky to host the first public unveiling of a new innovation - AIRelens. It was great to see community members out and about as we got creative and explored different applications for this augmented reality invention.

Previously the AIRelens had been looked at as a business automation tool to drive efficiency, however our community came together to explore a vast array of ‘out of the box’ applications.

Hack ideas included:

  • Calorie control tool for insulin dependant people

  • First responser - supporting disaster recovery and emergency services in the field

  • Sports coaching

  • Musical tuition

Check out the photos below! AND our program from the night.


Check out what cool idea’s we’ll be exploring next Thursday. We’re excited for you to join us!

Thursday Gatherings are the flagship program of the Venture Cafe Global Institute - a non-profit organisation. Hosted by Macquarie University and our partners in Sydney - we offer freely accessible programs to create a platform where students, startups, entrepreneurs, corporates, investors, government and other organisations can meet each other by ‘serendipitous encounters’ and create impact.