It is important to help show how AI can be a friend, rather than foe. Storytelling is vital to share AI’s potential to change the way we care for fellow humans, reduce harm and increase success across many parameters.
23 June 2020
When I speak with my family in the United Kingdom, I feel very fortunate to have experienced such a life changing pandemic from a country so willing to take decisive action and reduce potential harm. Now is the time to take a serious look at the silver linings of this experience and recognise how digital transformation saved us. We must take the evidence and cast it forward to recognise AI’s transformative role if we are to keep thriving in adversity. This includes investment into all aspects of AI and data in New Zealand.
26 May 2020
Amidst the current pandemic, countries around the globe have scrambled to action with hopeful and inventive AI tools. Some of these tools can not only diagnose faster, cheaper and more accurately, but help us cope with the wide ranging ramifications.
09 April 2020
14 February 2020
I am not alone in feeling somewhat unloved when it comes around to Valentine’s Day because AI hasn’t found its way into everyone’s hearts. Artificial Intelligence is so often misunderstood, neglected, sensationalised and stereotyped. When and how will AI find love and adoration from New Zealand? Conversely, New Zealand receives so much love! As I sat … Continue reading "Let’s fall in love"
17 December 2019
Kia ora readers, Congratulations to Megan Tapsell and Louise Taylor for being elected and appointed as our new Chair and Deputy Chair; I am elated with this partnership. We also welcome new members to our Executive Council Frith Tweedie, Eduard Liebenberger and Paulo Gottgtroy who have been elected to join our force for AI good! We’re also hopeful our next council announcement will include … Continue reading "The AI Honey Bee Dance"
As Ben sets foot in Nepal for a well earned sabbatical, I have set foot on a new journey with the AI Forum.
19 November 2019
Two new AI Forum reports - AI for Health and AI for Agriculture in Aotearoa
01 November 2019
The AI Forum’s Working Group on Growing the AI Talent Pool has produced the recent findings of its New Zealand AI Talent Employer Survey.
08 October 2019
25 September 2019
AI wins at Hide and Seek using teamwork / AI generated images to replace stock photos? / AI in New Zealand’s Contact Centre sector Kia ora readers, Another fortnight, another set of amazing advances in AI! Last week, you may have caught the news (and great videos!) that researchers at AI firm OpenAI trained agents in a simple … Continue reading "Another fortnight, another set of amazing advances in AI!"