16 May 2018
In case you missed it, earlier this month, we launched our research report Artificial Intelligence: Shaping a Future New Zealand. If you haven’t already, please download the report here. Following its publication, the Forum is now gearing up for the next phase. We will be establishing several new workstreams to help deliver the report’s recommendations, working with … Continue reading "Shaping A Future New Zealand"
A huge thank you to everyone who supported AI-DAY 2018 on 28 March. This landmark event hosted 500 attendees from New Zealand’s nascent AI community with inspiring, informative presentations and discussions from 23 speakers on the day. This was followed by five technical deep dive workshops the next day.
11 April 2018
15 March 2018
Wow, it’s been a super busy month, as shown by the size of this month’s newsletter! Visiting New Zealand for last month’s Digital Nations conference, we welcomed Tomáš Ižo, Engineering Director at the Google Research Machine Perception Group. Tomáš presented to a full house in Wellington with a wide ranging talk covering technical and societal … Continue reading "Encouraging more women into AI"
12 February 2018
New Zealand has a thriving community working with AI technologies at all levels. Ahead of our forthcoming research report launch, we have published the first version of our ecosystem infographic map. Discover who is currently investing in, working with and thinking about the implications of AI in New Zealand. Explore our thriving ecosystem and view … Continue reading "Explore our Ecosystem"
14 December 2017
Welcome to our final newsletter of the year. In 2017, our first year of establishment, we have been creating connections and learning about global AI developments as part of the Forum’s mission to enable New Zealand to be positioned to maximise our opportunities from AI. Along the way, we have come across numerous useful AI … Continue reading "The summer of AI!"
We enjoyed co-hosting last week’s high quality speaker panel event, AI in Health: Balancing the use of data with privacy together with partners Microsoft and IAPPANZ in Auckland. Healthcare is a crucial domain to leverage the benefits of AI technologies, from improving melanoma detection, helping physicians with radiology diagnosis to virtual medical assistant chatbots.
21 November 2017
As our research project progresses, emerging international data is providing key comparative insights into rates of AI adoption in New Zealand. For example, the recent report Reshaping Business With Artificial Intelligence highlighted that:
24 October 2017
20 September 2017
It has been great to see the Forum gain momentum as we continue to welcome on board new founding members including IBM and ANZ. This is further acknowledgement of the importance of AI to New Zealand’s future economic prosperity and the essential role we hold in bringing organisations together from all corners of our business, … Continue reading "How should society prepare for AI? – September Update"
17 August 2017
Already August has been a full month with AI related events happening around the country, in particular the AI Forum Auckland Connect event and IBM’s Watson Summit . Earlier this month, University of Otago’s Professor Alistair Knott discussed how should society prepare for advances in AI at the Royal Society’s regional lecture series in Wanaka. If you missed it, we have … Continue reading "How Should Society Prepare For AI?"