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How should society prepare for AI? – September Update

Chantal Thomas
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AI Forum

It has been great to see the Forum gain momentum as we continue to welcome on board new founding members including IBM and ANZ. This is further acknowledgement of the importance of AI to New Zealand’s future economic prosperity and the essential role we hold in bringing organisations together from all corners of our business, government and education sectors.

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Seizing AI opportunities at Tech Summit

Chantal Thomas
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AI Forum

Last week, the Canterbury Tech Summit bought together hundreds of leaders in business, innovation and technology. Over 650 delegates filled the main hall at Wigram Airforce Museum to listen to the engaging panel discussion AI – Opportunities for New Zealand.

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Connections strengthen AI locally

Jackie Clark
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AI Forum

Last night we hosted our first Artificial Intelligence Forum of New Zealand (AIFNZ) Connect Event in Auckland.  The sold out event showcased local AI talent, provided an excellent opportunity to make connections and learn more about local AI initiatives.  

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AI centre stage at Canterbury Tech Summit

Jackie Clark
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AI Forum, Canterbury Tech

Artificial intelligence (AI) Bitcoin, cybersecurity, leadership strategy and hi-tech exports are themes at this year’s Canterbury Tech Summit on 14 September in Christchurch.

In a recent Idealog interview Summit chair David Carter said technologies like AI are becoming part of everyday life as it becomes more affordable and accessible. Artificial intelligence will radically transform professional service industries like accountants and lawyers, he said. Entire industries will change, so people will need to work out how to stay relevant, he adds.

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How should society prepare for advances in Artificial Intelligence (AI)?

Jackie Clark
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AI Forum

While evangelists predict human level intelligence by 2029, doomsayers say AI will bring the end of the human race!  The truth is likely to lie between these extremes.  However things pan out, AI is likely to have a big impact on our world.

AI is advancing at a rapid pace and currently includes agile robots, autonomous vehicles, open domain question answering, domain general action learning, visual object recognition, scene description and machine translation.  With public awareness of AI growing, economists, lawyers and politicians are also engaged in dialogue.  So, if AI technologies have the potential to dramatically change our society, how should we respond?

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Using Digital Humans to transform customer experience as Digital Employee’s

Jackie Clark
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AI Forum, Industry News

In recent times, the terms Digital Human and Digital Employee have started being utilised more and more – even I have been guilty of using these terms.

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Xero to up investment in AI space

Jackie Clark
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AI Forum

Cloud accounting provider Xero is using its sturdy revenue growth to further cash in on the artificial intelligence and machine learning space, calling it the next era of accounting innovation.

The dual ASX- and NZX-listed company recently posted an annualised revenue of $NZ360million ($A340 million) and said its operating cashflow hit break-even in the second half of the financial year ending March 31.

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AI100: Artificial Intelligence and Life in 2030

Jackie Clark
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AI Forum

Substantial increases in the near future uses of AI applications include more self driving cars, healthcare diagnostics and targeted treatment and physical assistance for elder care. 

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Artificial Intelligence set to bring significant change

Jackie Clark
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AI Forum

The economic and social impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is set to be dramatic, but New Zealand is preparing for the significant change with the establishment of a forum dedicated to AI.   Last month, the Hon Paul Goldsmith welcomed the launch of the Artificial Intelligence Forum of New Zealand (AIFNZ) which has set out to raise the level of awareness of AI in New Zealand.   

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Get Involved with AI!

Jackie Clark
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AI Forum

The Artificial Intelligence Forum of New Zealand (AIFNZ) sets out to raise awareness and the capabilities of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in New Zealand.  The rapid development of AI technologies presents both major opportunities and challenges for our country.  From creating world leading AI businesses, applying AI to industry and discussion on the broader implications for society, New Zealand needs to actively engage with AI in order to secure future prosperity.

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