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 27th March, Professor Nikola Kasabov gave a talk on Spiking Neural Networks and Brain-Inspired Artificial Intelligence. On 24th April, Professor Ajit Narayanan will present on the topic of Ethics and AI, and in May there will be a technical talk by former KEDRI PhD student Neelava Sengupta who will talk 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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IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence

8-13 July 2018 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The IEEE WCCI 2018 will host three conferences: The 2018 International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN 2018), the 2018 IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems (FUZZ-IEEE 2018), and the 2018 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (IEEE CEC 2018) under one roof. It encourages cross-fertilization of ideas among the three big areas and provides a forum for intellectuals from all over the world to discuss and present their research findings on computational intelligence.

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IWDS 2018: 6th IEEE International Workshop on Data Science

24-26 September 2018 in Berlin, Germany
Data Science is an area of extensive research as new applications are emerging from Industry with requirements for real-time data analysis of data streams that arrive with high speed, high data volume and in a variety of data formats. Terabytes, even petabytes of data are generated each day in diverse formats such as structured data, plain text data, imaging data, audio and video data. The IEEE International Workshop on Data Science (IWDS) aims at providing a forum for presentation of the latest research results, new technology developments, and new applications in the areas of Data Analytics, Data Mining, Machine Learning, Stream Data Processing, and Data Warehousing.

From 2013 to 2017, it has been annually held in Pakistan, Thailand, Korea, Portugal, and Japan. The sixth IEEE International Workshop on Data Science (IWDS 2018) will be held on September 24, 2018 in conjunction with 13th IEEE International Conference on Digital Information Management (ICDIM 2018) in Berlin, Germany.

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15th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Video and Signal-based Surveillance

27-30 November 2018 in Auckland, NZ
We invite you to attend the 15th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Video and Signal-based Surveillance (AVSS), to be held 27-30 November 2018 in Auckland, New Zealand, hosted by AUT's Centre for Robotics & Vision.
- AVSS 2018 General Co-Chairs, Reinhard Klette (Auckland) and Mohan Kankanhalli (Singapore)

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31st Australasian Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence

11-14 December 2018 in Wellington, NZ
The Australasian Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence is an annual conference that has been dedicated to fostering research communication and collaboration among the Australasian AI community since its inception. The 31st Australasian Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence will be hosted by Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand in December 2018.

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25th International Conference on Neural Information Processing

14-16 December 2018 in Siem Reap, Cambodia
The 25th International Conference on Neural Information Processing (ICONIP 2018) will be held in Siem Reap, Cambodia during December 14 - 16, 2018, following the successes of previous events. ICONIP 2018 aims to provide a high-level international forum for scientists, engineers, and educators to present the state of the art of research and applications in related fields. The symposium will feature plenary speeches given by world renowned scholars, regular sessions with broad coverage, and special sessions focusing on popular topics.

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Asia-Pacific Symposium on Brain-inspired Artificial Intelligence

November 2019 in Auckland, NZ
AUT's Knowledge Engineering and Discovery Research Insitute (KEDRI) are hosting the Asia-Pacific Symposium on Brain-Inspired Artificial Intelligence in November 2019. The symposium will discuss issues related to brain-inspired artificial intelligence. More information will be available soon.