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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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)

Conference website

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.

Conference website

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.

Conference website

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.

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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.