20 February 2024

Machine learning and AI specialist Trellis Data to establish new office in Adelaide

| Andrew McLaughlin
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Trellis Data is expanding from its Canberra base to Adelaide. Photo: Trellis Data.

A leading advanced machine (deep) learning and artificial intelligence (AI) specialist firm will expand its services, announcing plans to establish an office in Adelaide.

Canberra-based Trellis Data says the expansion will build on the company’s recent successful move into the US, with the opening of an office near Washington, DC, marking a significant milestone in its strategy to deliver sovereign AI solutions to the Australian Government and defence clients.

Trellis Data was founded in 2018 by husband-and-wife team Michael and Rachel Gately. The company says the new Adelaide office is a crucial move that solidifies Trellis Data’s position as a dominant force in Australia’s AI landscape.

Trellis Data’s foundation product is the Trellis Intelligence Platform (TIP), which delivers advances in artificial intelligence and machine learning capabilities in an intuitive platform. Engineered to solve big-business problems fast, TIP is capable of scanning infinite voice and video files, documents and databases to serve up plain-English intel for real-time decision-making.

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TIP can also be deployed quickly in a wide variety of settings, with sample-use cases ranging from identifying project risks or compliance after ”reading” thousands of pages of documentation to deployment in space or even pinpointing the model of a car simply from its engine noise.

In the defence domain, Trellis Data can assist in surveillance and intelligence gathering, real-time alerts and decision support-making capability for theatre, and common operating picture (COP) capabilities, including detecting people and objects of interest, predicting flight paths/incursions over no-fly zones and escalations in battle.

Most defence primes and a growing number of cyber and space companies have a significant presence in Adelaide, as does the Defence Science and Technology Group.

Its cyber capabilities include applying several methods to protect advanced cyber security detection and alerts in several cyber situations, including detecting email attacks by the style of email content and looking at anomalies in network activity or user activity.

In the space sector, Trellis data can apply its deep learning across a range of applications to help deliver visual interpretation through its Trellis Vision platform, as well as a generic AI capability known as the Trellis Genie, which can learn – in simulation first, then in the real world – how to navigate through an environment.

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“We’ve spoken to many CEOs and continue to hear the same thing: that integrating sensitive data is of the utmost importance,” Trellis Data VP Mark Ryan said.

“There are many agencies looking to leverage the latest AI technologies, but they want to ensure they maintain control of their data and don’t see it go abroad.

”Australian businesses must fiercely protect their intellectual property and Trellis Data is at the forefront of providing industry-leading, secure AI solutions.”

Mr Ryan said the benefits of partnering with an Australian and sovereign AI company such as Trellis Data were numerous, offering unprecedented security and dedicated support to ensure a successful outcome.

The company has identified the Lot Fourteen tech precinct in Adelaide as its possible future location and plans to grow the current team from 200 to 500 over the next five years.

Recently appointed, Mr Ryan is a retired Royal Australian Air Force officer.

Original article published by Andrew McLaughlin on Riotact.

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