New Zealand has a thriving community working with AI technologies at all levels. Ahead of our forthcoming research report launch, we have published the first version of our ecosystem infographic map. Discover who is currently investing in, working with and thinking about the implications of AI in New Zealand. Explore our thriving ecosystem and view the full infographic here.
We have been amazed at how many organisations are working with AI in New Zealand and we know that there will be some omissions in this first version. Please email your suggestions for organisations to be included in the map for our regular updates. Special thanks to Jason Bishop and the team at FLUXNZ for the awesome design!
In other news, AI-DAY 2018 on 28 March is shaping up to be an amazing event with an incredible lineup of speakers and panelists. The trail-blazing AI event will showcase the major steps AI has made in recent times and its impact across the country. Some of the AI leaders at the event include Steven Guggenheimer, Corporate Vice President, AI Business, Microsoft; Dawie Olivier, CIO, Westpac NZ; Alayna Van Dervort, Tech for Social Impact Project Manager, Amazon; Greg Cross, CBO, Soul Machines, David Leach, CEO, Qrious; Eduard Liebenberger, CTO, Jade; Kurt Janssen, CEO, Orbica; Dr. Mahsa Mohaghegh – Lecturer, AUT, Mahmood Hikmet, Data scientist, Ohmio, Angie Judge, CEO, Dexibit and Aaron McDonald – CEO – Centrality.AI. The event will be MC’ed by the fantastic Dr Michelle Dickinson. Check out speaker biographies and event details online. Tickets are selling quickly so please book now to guarantee your attendance. If your organisation would like to send a team along, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss a group discount.
I hope to see many of you in Wellington on 21 Feb to hear Tomáš Ižo, Engineering Director at the Google Research Machine Perception group discussing AI, its benefits and challenges. This event is now booked out, but we will be holding more speaker events up and down the country this year, so watch this space for details. Please get in touch if there is a particular speaker you would like to hear from.