Now that we are in February, the year is gearing up with plenty happening in the AI world, so this newsletter is a little larger than usual!
07 February 2019
Welcome to 2019, which I expect will be a transformational year for Artificial Intelligence in New Zealand and around the world.
23 January 2019
The AI Forum’s membership continues to climb, with an incredible 500% increase on member numbers since one year ago.
13 December 2018
Last week, I was part of the delegation at the annual Partnership on AI (PAI) annual all-partners meeting in San Francisco
21 November 2018
07 November 2018
Kia Ora Last week, we held our first AI Forum Event in Dunedin with a packed house, kindly hosted by the Signal ICT Graduate School. The event showcased AI-related research underway at the University of Otago, with Prof James MacLaurin and Joy Liddicoat from the AI and Law in New Zealand Project and Centre of … Continue reading "AI Forum in Otago"
26 October 2018
This week we released the updated New Zealand AI Ecosystem Map with over 60 new organisations added in this iteration. This brings the total number of organisations we have identified to 194, up from 104 when we first released in January. This is a clear signal that local AI investment and adoption is growing quickly. … Continue reading "Local AI ecosystem continues rapid growth"
On Monday I participated in an all-of-government workshop facilitated by GCDO as part of the development of a new Government Digital Strategy to replace the current Government ICT Strategy which dates back to 2013.
09 October 2018
It was fantastic to bring the AI Forum community together for our inaugural Working Groups Summit on 14 September. There was so much productive energy in the room, the opportunity to make new connections and engage with other working group members.
26 September 2018
You can’t have missed the continued uncertainty surrounding the appointment of a national CTO for New Zealand - a role designed to “help develop a digital strategy for New Zealand, drive our digital agenda and respond to the opportunities and challenges of our changing digital world”, intended to be filled by now.
11 September 2018