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AI and New Zealand’s productivity conundrum

Last week, the AI Forum met with Minister Clare Curran to discuss the findings and recommendations from our recent research report Artificial Intelligence - Shaping a Future New Zealand and to hear about the Government’s initiatives relating to AI and data.
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Infrastructure of the Future

I’ve had a busy few weeks taking part in diverse AI related meetings around the country.  A highlight was the workshop hosted by Victoria University of Wellington with the UK’s Dr Gavin Starks, founder of the Open Data Institute
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Six new AI Forum working groups announced – time to join!

Last month, it was great to connect with so many smart and dynamic people at Techweek’18 events up and down the country. My personal highlight was the AI in Business panel discussion at ProjectR in Wellington, hosted by WREDA. The quality of discussion and experienced insights from panelists Ana-Maria Mocanu, Asa Cox, Shaun Ryan and … Continue reading "Six new AI Forum working groups announced – time to join!"
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Shaping A Future New Zealand

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"
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AI-DAY 2018 – What a day!

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.
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Encouraging more women into AI

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"
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Explore our Ecosystem

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"