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As a leading-edge Adelaide-based SME, we are trailblazers in the fields of AI, Machine Learning, Computer Vision, Virtual/Augmented Reality, and Data Analytics.

Our goal is to push the boundaries of interpretable AI and create realtime solutions that enhance human capability.

Co-founded by Dr. Zygmunt Szpak and Ian Will in 2020, IVAI is a dynamic team of experts with over 50 years of combined experience translating pioneering research into real-world solutions. We are proud to serve clients across a range of industries, including Defence and Security, Health, and Resources, where the application of AI can have a dual impact. We are on a journey to shape the future of responsible AI and make a lasting impact in the world.

IVAI propels clients to the forefront of technology through innovative research and development, delivering breakthrough products and services. At IVAI, our PhD-powered research and development team brings unrivalled expertise, unparalleled understanding, and valuable industry insights to the table. We stay ahead of the curve in a constantly evolving technological landscape, delivering solutions that give our clients a decisive edge.

Our mission is to augment human capability through responsible and ethical AI, always prioritising privacy, human rights, and moral values. We’re not just creating innovative solutions but building a legacy of trust and responsibility. With IVAI, you can rest assured that your technology is not only cutting-edge, but also guided by a philosophy of ethical and responsible innovation.

Much of our innovative work has been funded by advanced technology programs such as the Next Generation Technology Fund, the Defence Innovation Partnership Collaborative Research Fund, the Defence AI Research Network (DAIRNet), and the Office of National Intelligence and the Defence Science Technology Group. Our projects are strongly aligned with several of the key Defence Science STarShots. STaRShots are challenging, inspirational and aspirational Science and Technology missions that align strategic research to force structure priorities. IVAI works in Information Warfare, Agile Command and Control (C2) and Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear defence (CBRN) STarShots.

Explainable AI for cyber applications


We have created a cutting-edge interactive tool for analysts to effectively analyse and understand potential threats. Our advanced techniques enable users to adjust classifier parameters in real-time, allowing for a dynamic evaluation of “what-if” scenarios to uncover the decision-making process of multiple AI classifiers. Our approach to “explainable AI” goes beyond the typical focus on inputs, outputs, and performance, and provides a deeper level of understanding by allowing users to explore the reasoning behind the AI system’s decisions. This tool has applications beyond the realm of cybersecurity, making it a valuable resource for analysts seeking to gain a comprehensive understanding of AI systems.

Compressed Machine Learning models

Human AI Teaming for Intelligence Analysts
As leaders in the field of human-AI interaction, we understand the importance of bridging the gap between algorithms and human input. By leveraging versatile technologies such as Natural Language Processing (NLP), we can empower users to actively participate in the decision making process and influence the output of AI systems.

For instance, our NLP-based approach enables Intelligence Analysts to work with AI systems in real-time, by providing context and input through the selection of relevant and nonrelevant keywords and sentences in a textual data stream, such as a social media feed. This dynamic interaction allows the algorithm to continually re-train and adapt based on the user’s inputs, resulting in a personalized and highly refined output.

With our approach, users are no longer limited by the traditional constraints of AI systems, but are instead able to actively shape and direct the results based on their specific needs and context. This leads to more valuable outcomes and greater efficiency in the decision making process.

We have expertly designed and executed techniques that significantly reduce the size of machine learning models without sacrificing their performance. This breakthrough opens the door to numerous possibilities in the deployment of AI technology, particularly on compact devices such as drones and devices operating at the network’s edge that are constrained by limited power and bandwidth.

Our innovative methods allow for the rapid modification and redeployment of AI models in Command and Control (C2) scenarios, where bandwidth is a critical factor. The reduction in size of the models ensures that they can be easily transmitted, eliminating the barriers that previously hindered their deployment in these environments.

Human Integrated Sensor Systems

In operational and contested environments, it is vitally important to know the health status of personnel and detect an infectious disease’s onset. In partnership with the Defence Science Technology Group and the University of South Australia, we are working to develop algorithms for the early detection of illness and fatigue from data obtained by wearable devices. Our approaches employ novel statistical machine learning techniques to extract useful, actionable information from the data.

VR/AR for Health Applications

We are at the forefront of transforming the way healthcare is delivered. Our innovative solutions are designed to empower healthcare workers and patients alike, providing access to the latest technologies and techniques that can help improve outcomes and enhance quality of life.

One of our flagship projects is the development of a training system that allows remotely located healthcare workers to assess and treat diabetic foot ulcers with confidence. This ground-breaking solution has been designed to provide comprehensive training and support to those who may not have access to specialized care.

We have also developed cutting-edge VR applications that are helping people with intellectual disabilities lead more independent lives. These innovative solutions provide a supportive and empowering environment, enabling people to develop skills and confidence that can have a profound impact on their daily lives.

In our latest project, we are working to develop Augmented Reality systems that enable medical specialists to see through the eyes of remotely located healthcare workers. This will allow them to guide the work being done, undertake condition assessment and monitoring, and help ensure that the right care is delivered at the right time.

At IVAI, our mission is to fuel the spirit of innovation and creativity in South Australia and become a leading player in the field of Artificial Intelligence. We envision a future where Adelaide is not just a great place to live and work, but also a hub for exporting pioneering technological developments. Our goal is to harness local talent and provide employment opportunities for the next generation of tech-savvy graduates, while attracting top minds to our vibrant city.

As we embark on this journey, we are guided by a passion for ethics and responsibility in technology. We believe that Al has the power to transform lives and make the world a better place, but only if it is developed and used in a way that prioritizes the well-being of society. That’s why we are dedicated to leading the way in ethical Al practices and using our technological advances to create a brighter future for all.

At IVAI, people are at the heart of everything we do. We are driven by a desire to apply innovation and imagination in a way that makes a real difference in the world. Our mission is to use technology to transform lives and build a better future for all, and we are committed to making this vision a reality.




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