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Welcome to the AES Melbourne Section site. Here you will find information about the section, useful audio-related articles and links and information about past and forthcoming meetings.

The aim is to provide useful information for students and professional audio practitioners alike.

We also have an announcements group and an audio discussion group on Google Groups which can be accessed via the web or email. You can sign in with any Google Account and request membership.

Then there’s the Facebook page.
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Contact the Section here.

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August 2019 Meeting Report: Machine Learning/Artifical Intelligence and Audio

Following the Section’s Annual General Meeting (see AGM Report at: http://www.aesmelbourne.org.au/2019-agm-report/ ), Graeme Huon introduced our speaker Guillaume Potard who presented to us on Machine Learning/Artificial Intelligence and its relevance to the world of audio.

Guillaume started with a brief introduction to the concepts of ML and AI, introducing the concepts of artificial narrow intelligence (where it is designed for a very narrow speciality, like playing a specific game of skill, like Go), and artificial general intelligence, as in the human brain.
He went on to contrast the estimated performance of the human brain, at approx. 1000 petaflops (one thousand million floating point operations) operating at 200Hz with a power consumption of just 20 watts with the most powerful current supercomputers ( eg Tahne-2) at only 32 petaflops at GHZz ranges and with a power consumption of 25 Megawatts.

Guillaume explains Machine Learning/Artificial Intelligence for audio – photo Rod Staples
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2019 AGM Report

The 2019 Annual General Meeting of the AES Melbourne Section was held at SAE South Melbourne on Monday 12th August at 7:30pm.

Chairman Graeme Huon presented his report on the Sections activities for the year.

Graeme Huon presents his Chairman’s Report to the meeting

The Chairman’s Report can be read here

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Reminder: Meeting tomorrow (Monday) night

It’s our AGM plus AI

Full details at: http://www.aesmelbourne.org.au/meeting-notice-aug2019/

Meeting Notice: August 2019

The next meeting of the AES Melbourne Section will be held on Monday August 12th 2019 at 7:30pm at The SAE Institute – Lecture Theatre, 235 Normanby Rd South Melbourne (directions below).

There will be a short Annual General Meeting of the Section, with reports and officers/committee elections. Visitors and non-members are welcome to sit in on the AGM, but if you have no interest in doing that, you could arrive about 7:45pm when the technical presentation should start.

For the presentation Guillaume Potardwill present on the topic:

Machine Listening – when Artificial Intelligence meets Audio

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Preliminary Meeting Notice: Annual General Meeting

The Section’s Annual General Meeting is being planned for Mon August 12th 2019 at the SAE Institute.
This will include Committee Elections. If you are interested in serving on the Committee, please contact us.

More details on our AGM are at http://www.aesmelbourne.org.au/agm/
and Committee information (including a link to the Nomination Form) is at http://www.aesmelbourne.org.au/committee/

Further details on the AGM and the speaker for the night will be posted shortly

(AGM Information Packs will be mailed to all voting members in the next couple of weeks)