Source: Auckland University of Technology (AUT)
14 Mar, 2019
New Zealand’s premier artificial intelligence event is back. AI-DAY brings together International Experts, Industry Leaders, Academics and Local Trailblazers to showcase how prolific advancements in AI are changing the world. Comprised of a conference, workshops as well as a hackfest, there are plenty of opportunities to get involved.
AUT will again have a presence at AI-DAY. AI-DAY workshops are all held at AUT on Wednesday 3 and Thursday 4 April. These practical 90-minute sessions are designed for business people across all disciplines. They are not super technical, you don’t have to be a data scientist or developer to attend.
A workshop pass to attend all 8 workshops over two days is just $295pp. That’s $36.80 per workshop.
WORKSHOP ONE: DATA INSIGHT – HOW TO IDENTIFY A BUSINESS PROBLEM TO SOLVE WITH ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
9-10.30am – Wednesday 3 April, AUT Conference Centre
A practical workshop to help business and technical leaders work together to identify practical business problems within different industries that could be solved with AI. Facilitated by DataInsight.co.nz
WORKSHOP TWO: MICROSOFT – END TO END BUILDING OF ML/DL APPS ON AZURE – JULIAN LEE
11am-12.30pm – Wednesday 3 April, AUT Conference Centre
So you’ve built a Machine Learning Model; What’s next? In this workshop, we share the entire Machine Learning process, of operationalisation and monitoring your model over time.
Trigger model update scenarios or automate the entire pipeline from raw data to ML API. Learn how to do so with Azure Data Factory, Azure ML Services, AKS and also our new Azure DevOps.
WORKSHOP THREE: AWARE GROUP – QUICKFIRE AI: EXPLORE 4 DIFFERENT TYPES OF AI IN 90 MINUTES WITH MICROSOFT TOOLS
1-2.30pm, Wednesday 3 April, AUT Conference Centre
A hands-on workshop where you will explore four AI techniques to gain an understanding of their practical applications. This session is suitable for those with no coding or data science experience and will require participants to bring a laptop. Facilitated by Aware Group’s Chief Technology Officer Jourdan Templeton.
WORKSHOP FOUR: SPARK AND QRIOUS
3-4.30pm, Wednesday 3 April, AUT Conference Centre
Qrious will showcase its Kiwi Bird Analysis and our work with NZ Cricket. NZ Cricket will be presented by Evan Wilson, Director, Analytics Services. Spark will demo its BOT story and this will be presented by Neill McGowan, Data Enabler and Anshuman Banerjee, Data analytics and Visualisation Chapter Lead – both in the Data and Automation Tribe at Spark.
WORKSHOP FIVE: JADE – EDUARD LIEBENBERGER WANT TO KNOW WHAT’S INVOLVED IN “HIRING” A DIGITAL EMPLOYEE?
9-10.30am Thursday 4 April, AUT Conference Centre
Jade’s Head of Digital will take you through this practical exercise that will give you great insights into the nature of creating and onboarding a true digital employee (next gen chatbot) and demonstrate various AI technologies like NLP, NLG and ML mixed with good old fashion “Digital” at work!
WORKSHOP SIX: DESIGNING YOUR COMPANY’S NEXT INFLUENCER: BRINGING YOUR BRAND TO LIFE IN A DIGITAL WORLD
JODY BOSHOFF – FACEME AND NICK NIBLETT – BLUE EYE DEER
11am-12.30pm Thursday 4 April, AUT Conference Centre
AI means brands can now put ‘digital skin’ on their brand. Chatbots and Digital Assistants/Humans now enable us to embody companies as never before – but their ‘personas’ need to be carefully crafted to create memorable, believable and valuable client experiences.
These are the influencers of the future! FaceMe has created Digital Humans for some of the world’s largest brands. We’ll share some lessons learnt around bringing brands to life in Digital Human form with Brand Strategists Blue Eye Deer weighing in on trends and how to design your brand’s persona to create memorable client experiences.
WORKSHOP SEVEN: IBM – A PEEK BEHIND THE MAGICAL AI CURTAIN
1-2.30pm Thursday 4 April, AUT Conference Centre
Isuru Fernando, Head of Artificial Intelligence, IBM NZ
Giovanni Vigorelli, Digital and Cloud Innovation Leader, IBM NZ
Gloria Yi, Client Technical Specialist, IBM NZ
WORKSHOP EIGHT: AUT – DR MAHSA MOHAGHEGH
3-4.30pm Thursday 4 April, AUT Conference Centre
Dr Mahsa Mohaghegh will Chair a session with three AUT academics currently working in the AI space:
Maryam Doborjeh – Neuromarketing and spiking Neural networks
Nuttanan Wichitaksorn – Analytics in Action
Dave Parry – What sort of human does AI?
For more information on the sessions at AUT and to book tickets, visit the AI Day Workshop Series page on the AI website.