NZ, get ready for the AI tidal wave

Georgia Taylor
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AI Forum, Media Release

Artificial intelligence (AI) is expected to deliver economic growth and productivity improvements but will impact some people’s jobs according to new research that is being pulled together for a leading national report to be released on May 2.

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AI-DAY 2018 a huge success!

Chantal Thomas
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AI Forum

The teams at AI New Zealand and the AI Forum would like to thank you everyone that attended and supported AI-DAY 2018. The event was a huge success and feedback has been overwhelmingly positive!

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Ethics of artificial intelligence critical to its success

Georgia Taylor
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AI Forum, Media Release

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, but society as a whole.

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Tech researchers on the cusp of an evolution with machines

Georgia Taylor
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AI Forum, Media Release

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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Digital change expected to lose and create many jobs

Georgia Taylor
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AI Forum, TechLeaders

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.

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NZ produces a world-first AI medical diagnosis platform

Georgia Taylor
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AI Forum

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.

MedicMind spokesman Glenn Linde says there’s no other system that is specifically for medical researchers.

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AI bringing exciting possibilities to NZ

Georgia Taylor
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AI Forum, Media Release

In Phoenix, Arizona, cars are self-navigating the streets. In many homes, people are speaking to digital assistants, with the machines responding.

Smartphones and apps can now recognise faces in photos and translate from one language to another, to name a few other examples of artificial intelligence (AI).

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Hopelessly addicted inventor saving native birds with AI

Georgia Taylor
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AI Forum, Media Release

A researcher described as a hopelessly addicted inventor who is using artificial intelligence (AI) to find native bird predators such as rats, stoats and possums, will be an interesting speaker at AI Day in Auckland on March 28.

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