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Dr Vivienne Ming on AI


Professional mad scientist. Co-founder and executive chair, Socos Labs.

Theoretical neuroscientist, entrepreneur, author, and mother of two, Dr. Vivienne Ming is featured frequently for her research and inventions in The Financial Times, The Atlantic, Quartz Magazine and the New York Times. Co-founded with wife Dr. Norma Ming, Socos Labs is a science incubator dedicated to solving some of the world's most pressing problems.

Previously, Vivienne has pursued her research in cognitive neuroprosthetics as a visiting scholar at UC Berkeley's Redwood Centre for Theoretical Neuroscience. In her free time, Vivienne works to design AI systems to help treat her son’s diabetes, predict manic episodes in bipolar sufferers and reunite orphan refugees with extended family members. She sits on the boards of numerous companies and non-profit organisations.
For relaxation, Vivienne frequents the sci-fi section of Audible and spends time with her wife and children.


Tate has been an investment industry media publisher and conference producer since 1996. In his media career, Tate has launched and overseen dozens of print and electronic publications. He is the chief executive and major shareholder of Conexus Financial, which was formed in 2005, and is headquartered in Sydney, Australia.
The company stages more than 20 conferences and events each year –
in cities which have included London, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Amsterdam, Beijing, Sydney and Melbourne – and publishes three media brands, including the global website and strategy newsletter for global institutional investors One of the company’s signature events is the bi-annual Fiduciary Investors Symposium. Conexus Financial’s events aim to place the responsibilities of investors in wider societal, and political contexts, as well as promote the long-term stability of markets and sustainable retirement incomes. Tate served for seven years on the board of Australia’s most high profile homeless charity, The Wayside Chapel; and he has underwritten the welfare of 60,000 people in 28 villages throughout Uganda via The Hunger Project.

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