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Dr. John Flackett Speaker: Past, Present & Future of AI

On the 27th March 2019, our Co-founder, Dr. John Flackett, will be speaking in Auckland about the Past, Present & Future of AI organised by Auckland University of Technology. The event will be held at AUT City Campus, WZ Building, WZ100, Auckland, New Zealand from 10.00am to 11.00am.

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Past Lessons, Present Uses and Future of Artificial Intelligence (AI)

The past decade has produced exciting and somewhat unexpected progress in Artificial Intelligence (AI). Yet, it’s not that long ago that lack of funding almost stopped AI in its tracks. Known as the ‘AI Winter’, businesses discovered that state-of-the-art AI systems were brittle and difficult to scale. Recently, the age-old debate about the best approach for achieving [real] AI has been reignited as some Deep Learning (DL) systems fail to live up to the original hype. An ever-increasing number of AI researchers are taking a fresh look at both symbolic and connectionist architectures and are exploring more hybrid solutions.

This lecture by visiting guest Dr. John Flackett explores the current uptake of AI and whether we’re in another AI bubble. John uses his AI research experience and his current work at AiLab to take a critical look at the AI landscape to see if there are approaches from the past that can help propel the AI of the future.

For full details on this event, please visit Auckland University of Technology.

John has presented at events in the UK, Europe, Australia and USA. If you would like him to speak at your convention, conference, or event, please call us on +61 (0) 8 8464 0787 or email us to enquire or make a booking.


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