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


Event Overview

Auckland University of Technology: Dr. John Flackett Invited Speaker

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

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

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

View John’s full profile on AiLab.

Auckland University of Technology

Auckland University of Technology (AUT) 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