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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AI Day 2019

27/28 March

Presented by the AI Forum NZ and NewZealand.AI, AI Day will have over 20 leading industry experts, international speakers and panellists from New Zealand, Australia, China and the US, discussing how this prolific evolving technology is impacting business, people and society. Among other speakers, AUT’s Dr Mahsa Mohaghegh who will pose the question 'Will robots replace teachers?'

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3/4 April

In the second week, AUT will host a series of workshops on AI - Six practical 90-minute workshops over two days to deep-dive into case studies, demonstrations and in-depth discussions.

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7/8 April

The third block is a Hackfest: Over 100 people will create, build and compete for supremacy in the AI for Earth Hackfest presented by Aware Group and Microsoft. This event is also hosted by AUT.

More about the Hackfest

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

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.