The Quantum Memory Laboratory based at the Australian National University contains a range of state-of-the-art laser equipment. There are four ultra-stable vibration isolated optical tables each dedicated to different aspects of probing atom-light interactions. There are two tuneable titanium-sapphire lasers used to generate the stable laser fields used for manipulation of the quantum memory scheme. The cold atom ensembles are trapped and cooled using an array of diode lasers and amplifiers that are controlled by custom software and optimised using a machine learning algorithm. The cold atomic ensembles are collected in a ultra-high vacuum chamber that is carefully designed for maximum optical access. The quantum memory laboratory also has a neural network based artificial intelligence system that is capable of optimising multi-parameter high dimensional experiments. It can be used in an on-line life-feedback and is remote accessible via the NVIDIA P100 GPU.