AI-DAY is everywhere

13 Feb, 2019
AI-DAY is everywhere

New Zealand’s premier AI event returns for 2019 and as an event sponsor, AUT experts feature in the line-up.

Identifying fake news, robots replacing teachers and advancing cancer detection and treatment are just three topics on the agenda at this year’s AI-DAY, New Zealand’s premier AI event on 27-18 March at the ASB Waterfront Theatre, Auckland.

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.

This year AI-DAY is spread over 1.5 days starting on Wednesday 27 March and wrapping up with the networking after party on Thursday 28 March. The following week on 3 and 4 April AUT hosts a series of 7 AI workshops. The programme concludes with the AI for Earth Hackfest on 6 and 7 April at AUT and presented by Aware Group and Microsoft.

As well as being an event sponsor and host, AUT experts feature in the line-up of speakers. On Thursday 28 March, Dr Mahsa Mohaghegh, School of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences, will pose the question, will robots replace teachers?  Whilst Dr Lena Waizenegger from AUT Business School will be part of the panel for a discussion on “Life with Digital Assistants and the Impact of Conversational AI.” Further information on the schedule can be found on the AI-Day website.

Headline speakers include physicist, TED fellow and entrepreneur Sean Gourley, a US based Kiwi and founder of machine intelligence company Primer, who will discuss AI and fake versus real news, algorithm manipulation and the challenge this places on democracy.

Others include Brandon Hutcheson co-founder of leading Kiwi AI firm Aware Group who will present on the economic value of automating attendance records at school and university.

New Zealand enterprises have invested substantially in Artificial Intelligence over the last year. Attend AI-DAY to learn how those local and international developments are impacting business, people and society.

AI-DAY is proudly brought to you by Principal Partners Spark, Aware Group and Microsoft, supported by FaceMe, AUT, IBM, Jade, Data Insight, NZTE, Storicom and Idealog.

Event and speaker information can be found at