Events from the AI Initiative

AUT is involved in several seminars and workshops about different aspects of AI during the year. These are either organised by AUT itself, or through groups such as the Auckland AI Meetup.

We are also hosting two conferences in 2018 and 2019, and our researchers are participating in major AI conferences around the world.

KEDRI seminars

Every Thursday at 1pm in room WT712
In the weekly KEDRI seminar, KEDRI staff, students and visitors present the projects they are working on.

CeRV seminars

Every Thursday at 12pm in room WT5125C
In the weekly CeRV seminar, CeRV staff, students and visitors present the projects they are working on.

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Auckland AI Meetup

The Auckland AI and Machine Learning meetup covers a broad range of machine learning, artificial intelligence programming and data science topics. Meetups with speakers from AUT are held regularly at the IBM office in Wynyard quarter. On 27 March, Professor Nikola Kasabov gave a talk on Spiking Neural Networks and Brain-Inspired Artificial Intelligence. On 24 April, Professor Ajit Narayanan presented on the topic of Ethics and AI, and on 15 May former KEDRI PhD student and AUT graduate Neelava Sengupta talked about implementing Spiking Neural Networks. Further information on upcoming meetups and links to previous presentations can be found on the Meetup site.

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3rd Digital Campus and Blended Learning Innovations Conference

Sydney (1 - 3 July 2019) and Melbourne (22 - 24 July 2019)

AI is now used to provide learning, testing and feedback to students from pre-K to college level to help them identify gaps in knowledge and redirects to new topics when appropriate. As AI gets more sophisticated, cognitive facial recognition AI can now read the expression that passes on a student's face that indicates they are struggling to grasp a subject and will modify a lesson to respond to that. This conference will feature blended learning & education experts to help you rethink your academic strategies, explore technical and operative considerations needed for the digital switch, discover effective blended pedagogies, and utilise new education technology to improve your institution’s academic performance.

Conference agenda

International Joint Conference on Neural Networks - IJCNN 2019

14-19 July 2019, Budapest, Hungary
The International Joint Conference on Neural Networks 2019 is organised by the International Neural Network Society. Researchers and other professionals in neural networks and related areas gather to hear world-renowned speakers in the areas of neural network theory and applications, computational neuroscience, robotics, and distributed intelligence.

Conference website

Asia-Pacific Symposium on Brain-inspired Artificial Intelligence

December 14-18 2019 in Sydney during the ICONIP 2019 conference
AUT's Knowledge Engineering and Discovery Research Institute (KEDRI) is organising the Asia-Pacific Symposium on Brain-Inspired Artificial Intelligence in December 14-18, 2019 during the ICONIP conference in Sydney. The symposium will discuss issues related to brain-inspired artificial intelligence. More information will be available soon.