AI & Society

Broadening Awareness of AI among New Zealanders

Last week the political leaders of New Zealand, France, Canada, the UK and other countries from around the world joined together with leaders from international technology companies and civil society organisations to adopt the Christchurch Call, exactly two months on from the terrorist attack on Christchurch mosques on March 15th which resulted in 51 people losing their lives.
AI & Society

New Zealand Lags in AI Education

Growing the Artificial Intelligence (AI) talent pool in New Zealand is crucial to take full advantage of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. NZTech’s Digital Skills for a Digital Nation report concluded that AI skills are required both in New Zealand and worldwide.
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AI in Education features at AI-DAY 2019, plus join our Working Groups

Only three weeks to go until AI-DAY! Our production team, including Justin Flitter from NewZealand.ai and the AI Forum’s Chantal Thomas are working behind the scenes to make AI-DAY 2019 an even bigger success than last year’s sell-out event! If you haven’t already secured your place please do this asap to avoid disappointment, tickets are going fast. Remember that AI Forum members can get a 20% discount on AI Forum day tickets. Contact us for the code!
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Ethics of artificial intelligence critical to its success

The ethics of artificial intelligence will be critical to the success of AI going forward, a Microsoft leader and a keynote speaker at the AI Day event in Auckland next week says. Steve Guggenheimer, corporate vice president of Microsoft’s AI Business, says that given AI has the potential to reshape not just industries and governments, … Continue reading "Ethics of artificial intelligence critical to its success"
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Tech researchers on the cusp of an evolution with machines

The world’s tech experts are on the verge of seeing a major shift in relationships between people and machines, according to a key speaker heading to AI Day in Auckland on March 28. IBM Distinguished Designer Adam Cutler says what interests him the most is the connection between people and machines.
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NZ produces a world-first AI medical diagnosis platform

A New Zealand company has created a world-first artificial intelligence (AI) medical platform for medical researchers and clinicians to create AI to auto-diagnose a large range of diseases based on a single photograph. Dunedin company oDocs, which created the system for Medicmind, says the AI system is working well and is ready for beta testing. … Continue reading "NZ produces a world-first AI medical diagnosis platform"
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Digital change expected to lose and create many jobs

Digital transformation, including automation and artificial intelligence (AI) is expected to impact many current jobs and the income of many New Zealanders, a high-powered national tech leaders group says. It is predicted that artificial intelligence and automation alone, will quickly change both the number of jobs and types of available employment.