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AI Enviro Hackathon Report 2022

In September 2022 we ran the AI Forum's first ever New Zealand-wide hackathon series and partnered with She Sharp in the first ever Female-led AI Hackathon. Based on our May 2022 AI for the Environment Report, the series resulted in bringing people with rare skill sets together around environmental issues that affect us all - with some amazing results.
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AI Forum Fireside chat

Megan Tapsell, our Chair, sat down for a chat with Stephen Ponsford, Chief Exec and Evan Wilson, Head of Data Innovation, from Qrious.
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AI for the Kiwi and global environment

Aotearoa’s native environment can hugely benefit from artificial intelligence (AI) in a fast changing climate world, AIForumNZ executive director Madeline Newman says.
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Natural Intelligence – with David Rajan, CEO of Opteran

The scientists behind Opteran spent 10 years mapping a bee’s brain. This research is now powering Opteran’s array of new capabilities using biomimicry dubbed ‘Natural Intelligence’, from enabling machines to navigate and learn autonomously as insects do in nature, to obviating the need for mass data sets to train AI - and that’s only the start.
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Successful AI in Action

We are an inclusive community that encourages our members to participate, and this year’s Summit was marked in its diversity of age, gender, ethnicity and industry.
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AI Forum Executive Council – nominations now open!

The Artificial Intelligence Forum of New Zealand (AIFNZ) annual meeting is coming soon and there is now a chance for you, or your organisation, to be involved in shaping the future direction of our Aotearoa AI sector!
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AI Summit & Hackathon Series

These hackathons are seeking to bring to life practical examples of some key recommendations from our AI for Environment Report published in May. And it’s not just for technologists, - we are looking for people with a passion to save the planet (all of it - including your backyard).  There are still limited places, so see the events listed below and get involved.