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Hear from AI experts on all things ChatGPT, from policy and ethics to practical business applications and a look into the future.

AI Forum New Zealand in partnership with CanterburyTech and Cognizant is proud to present a discussion on Large Language Models and their impact now and in the future, with a focus on Aotearoa New Zealand.

Join AI Forum experts in Large Language Models, from ChatGPT and LaMDA to Watson, in an open discussion that combines policy, ethics, research, practical business applications and a look into the future. You’ll have the opportunity to have your questions answered with a Q&A session to follow the informed panel discussion.

This event is part of CanterburyTech’s regular monthly Tech Tuesday events and provides a fantastic opportunity to network with tech industry leaders, start-ups, government and academia under one roof.

Event Details:

Date: Tuesday, 14 March, 2023

Time: 5pm – 7.30pm

Location: Enterprise Precinct and Innovation Campus (EPIC), The Lounge/events area on ground floor. 76 Manchester Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand

Event Type: In-person 

Cost: Free for members & $25 non-Members

Event Agenda:

17:00 Registration – Refreshments

17:30 Welcome

17:35 Introduction

17:45 Panel discussion

18:15 Q&A

18:45 Close

18:50 Networking – Refreshments

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Dr. Hazel Bradshaw - Emerging Technology Practice Lead - Datacom
Dr. Hazel Bradshaw is a specialist in futures thinking, design insight, and digital transformation strategies. In her role as the Emerging Technology Practice Lead for Datacom, Australasia's largest homegrown tech company. Hazel concentrates on identifying growth areas for technology adoption. Her aim is to create new business opportunities for customers while minimizing the implementation risk.
Richard Green - Professor - University of Canterbury
Since 2004 Professor Richard Green has been lecturing in computer science at the University of Canterbury (UC) after running his own successful 50 staff software company in Sydney (sold to a multinational). With over 200 refereed publications, Richard heads the UC Computer Vision Research Lab (https://ucvision.org.nz) with an emphasis on AI and machine learning for computer vision. Richard has led (as PI) three large successful MBIE projects and also co-chairs the NZ AI Researchers Association and leads UC AI (UC Research Cluster).
Matt Ensor - CEO - FranklyAI
Matt Ensor is the founder and CEO of FranklyAI, a startup that is transforming online engagement by replacing survey forms with dynamic conversations. With a commitment to inclusivity and equity, FranklyAI's mission of "No voice left behind" empowers indigenous and diverse communities to have their voices heard. Matt is also Business Director – Community Shaping at Beca and is the Chair of the AI Forum's Large Language Model Working Group, leading the creation of a White Paper on LLM technologies for New Zealand.
Sean Muller - Thought Leader - Cognizant New Zealand
Sean is an Enterprise Architect, Technology Leader and Public Speaker. Sean is passionate about the incredible opportunities that Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning can provide businesses, and he's been helping organisations move their ML models and AI functions into use rapidly for the last 4 years. He currently leads the AI/ML practice for Cognizant in New Zealand.


Mar 14
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Enterprise Precinct and Innovation Campus (EPIC)
The Lounge/events area on ground floor. 76 Manchester Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand + Google Map