Mawson is a software lab exploring the frontiers of Deep Learning and Entertainment. We transform creative ideas into tomorrow’s leading tech startups.


Showcasing our team's diversity in skill & passion.

Keni Mardira, Lead Engineer, Replica

What excites you most about your current project?

I get to work on the most bleeding edge technology in speech synthesis!

What have you learnt since starting at Mawson?

I learned how powerful unsupervised networks can be and how it allows me to disentangle features of speech. I can now synthesise speech which sounds sad, disgusted, or angry.

What is your current greatest challenge at Mawson?

Machine learning evolves so fast that a paper could potentially become obsolete within a month since newer research papers keep coming almost everyday. I need to keep up and learn new things all the time.


Popgun Music is using Deep Learning to develop an AI that can compose and perform awesome original pop songs. Popgun completed the Techstars Music program in Los Angeles in April 2017 and raised seed funding from Silicon Valley-based Khosla Ventures in January 2018.


Popgun was founded by Adam Hibble and Mawson in Brisbane Australia in January 2017. The company was angel funded by Mawson.

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Mawson breathes creative intelligence.

At Mawson, we have spent the last three years enabling passionate, technical graduates to leverage their skillset and transition into the rapidly growing fields of Artificial Intelligence where opportunities for discovery and growth are vast. Mawson facilitates intellectually stimulating problems in an open and lively environment.

Stephen Phillips: CEO

Stephen has decades of entrepreneurial and software engineering experience. He was leader of popular music site We Are Hunted which attracted millions of fans worldwide before being sold to Twitter in 2012. Stephen worked at Twitter, San Francisco in Product, Engineering and M&A before founding Mawson.

Anna Cerneaz: Advisor

Anna has held several positions in management, promotions and development with many performing arts companies in Australia. Anna is passionate about the creative development of all people especially young people, and in bringing the joy of classical music to as many people as possible.

Graeme Wood: Chairman

Graeme is an Australian entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist best known as the founder of Graeme has invested in many worthy cultural and environmental causes and was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in 2012.

We see successful AI Engineers as curious, self motivated and creative. Our people have a love for creative intelligence. They have an ardor for exploration, hunger for knowledge and excitement for unique product applications of their discoveries.

If you actively embrace these qualities, contact us for the opportunity to reach the world stage forged by our alumni, Popgun, Replica and Superres. We strongly encourage all students completing degrees such as Mathematics, Electrical Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering and Computer Science to explore more in AI.



If you would love to work in AI and Creativity, we’d love to hear from you. For more info, please email us at: or get in touch via LinkedIn.
Office Location
60 Berwick St. Fortitude Valley
Brisbane QLD 4006