Finalists for Women in AI Awards announced

By on 3 February, 2021

WAI Awards Host and NITV Science & Technology Editor, Wiradjuri woman Rae Johnston. Image supplied.

The finalists for the Women in AI Awards have been revealed, with winners to be announced at a gala event on February 23.

The organisers have also announced that the winner within each category will also be eligible for the Grand Award: 2021 Australia- New Zealand Innovator of the Year.

‘Each of the 11 awards categories are judged on innovation, leadership and inspiring potential, global potential and impact, and ability for the AI solution to do good for the community and citizens. Thank you to our panel of independent judges who have helped us deliver an accurate, fair and transparent process,’ they said in a statement.

The finalists in each category are listed below.

AI In Health
Michelle Perugini
Rahil Garnavi
Fatemeh Vafaee

AI in Mining
Juliette Murphy
Holly Bridgwater
Angela Rodrigues

AI in Law
Sandra Johnson
Aurelie Jacquet
Kobi Leins

AI in Finance
Wen Chen
Sammi Bhatia
Catherine Lopes

AI in Agribusiness

Anastasia Volkova
Supriya Nair
Fiona Turner

AI in Cyber Security
Lina Yao
Junae Kim
Sarah Erfani Nicholas

AI in Defence
Kerry Trentelman
Kate Yaxley
Niusha Shafiabady

AI in Infrastructure
Fang Chen
Bonnie Shaw
Jiaming Li

AI in Manufacturing
Jamila Gordon
Liesl Yearsley
Holly Hutson

AI in Innovation
Yolande Strengers
Cecile Paris
Michelle Aguilar

AI in Education
Beena Ahmed
Lane Litz
Thushari Atapattu

The Gala Dinner will be held on Feb 23rd at the Sydney Museum of Contemporary Art, and is hosted by multi-award-winning STEM journalist and Science and Technology Editor for NITV, Rae Johnston.

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