Guest Lecture: Past, Present & Future of AI – Dr. John Flackett


Auckland University of Technology

Dr. John Flackett Guest Lecture

Talk Title: 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.

Event Details

This event will be on Wednesday 27th March 2019 at 10.00am and will be held at AUT City Campus, WZ Building, WZ100 Auckland, New Zealand.

Further details can also be found on:

Twitter Handles: @AUTuni | @Colab_AUT | @_AiLab

Dr. John Flackett: Artificial Intelligence Speaker

Co-founder/Head of AiLab and Co-Founder/Director of koolth

Twitter Handles: @drjohnflackett | @_AiLab
LinkedIn: John's Profile

Dr. John Flackett is a noted Artificial Intelligence international speaker. A leader in his field and passionate about AI, John presents key insights on AI and emerging technology’s future impact on society and the workforce at events and workshops around the globe. With over 25 years of AI experience, a PhD in Artificial Intelligence and contributions as an advisor in government, academia, industry and community, John is regularly called upon to share his perspectives via talks, media interviews, publications and roundtables. View John’s full profile on AiLab.

Auckland University of Technology (AUT)

Auckland University of Technology is the second largest university in New Zealand. Formed in 2000, AUT has five faculties across three campuses in Auckland: City, North, and South campuses, and a training institute, Millennium.

John presents at events and facilitates workshops across the world. If you would like him to speak at your next workshop, event, convention or conference, please drop us a line.

For more details on event please visit: AUT website