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Cancer casts a long, dark shadow over countless Australian families; its impact vast and multi-layered. That it threatens lives is confronting enough. But the fact its treatment can be so debilitating, both physically and mentally, that some patients wish they’d never started it, adds a cruelty beyond measure.
Ask most people on the street whether artificial intelligence, or AI, has arrived and the answer will likely be no. “Hey, run into any Blade Runner-esque ‘replicants’ at the supermarket lately?” But speak to scientists at the cutting edge, and you’ll get a different perspective.
What do you get when a former Facebook game developer from London runs a McLaren Vale vineyard for a few years, and starts talking with the University of Adelaide’s ThincLab entrepreneurial accelerator in France? Simple: an incredibly exciting, multi-million-dollar international agricultural technology opportunity.