A meeting point for Aotearoa New Zealand's thriving artificial intelligence research community, innovating across many domains

Aotearoa New Zealand is advancing the state-of-the-art in artificial intelligence through fundamental and applied research, collaborating across academia and with industry, and this conference provided a further opportunity to network and share experiences, understandings and knowledge.

This annual conference is intended to be the usual meeting point of the artificial intelligence research community with the main goal of the event being to foster discussion around the latest advances in artificial intelligence. 


Research insights and more

Senior researchers from around the country presented on a range of topics and students and post-docs presented their research through posters, with the agenda also including panel sessions, a key note and sponsor presentations, a PhD forum and opportunities for Q&A and to join the discussion.


"An amazing conference overall. Fantastic opportunity to see all the stakeholders that care about AI research and impact in Aotearoa New Zealand." Yuqian Lu, Faculty of Engineering, University of Auckland

“Digital spaces are not Māori spaces, but if we, as AI Researchers, can work together with, and earn the trust of Māori organisations, we have the power to narrow the digital divide.” Tūreiti Keith, Lead Data Scientist, Te Hiku Media

A challenge for the AI research community in Aotearoa is to determine how AI can be used to benefit society while addressing concerns.

Day one in pictures

Day two in pictures

Conference committee

Professor Gillian Dobbie

Professor Albert Bifet

Professor Ruili Wang

Professor Richard Green

Professor Mengjie Zhang

Professor Bing Xue

Dr Julian Maclaren

Dr Fangfang Zhang

Dr Phil Mourot

Dr Karaitiana Taiuru

Kirita-Rose Escott 

Nuwan Gunasekara

Platinum sponsors

Silver sponsor


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