DX Talks James Maclaurin

New Zealand’s AI Future

Thursday August 26th, 2021 | 4:00pm – 6:30pm

With special thanks to ABBYY.

ABBYY - Business Process Automation Technology

An exploration of New Zealand’s use of ‘AI’, strategies to govern ‘AI’ in the future, large scale adoption scenarios and what it means for the future of work and commerce. 

Two Ways For You To Be There:

4 Day Week Global

Tickets for this event are available on the basis of a voluntary donation.

All funds raised will be matched dollar for dollar by Quanton and go to 4 Day Week, a cause nominated by Professor James Maclaurin.

4 Day Week Global is a not-for-profit community established by Andrew Barnes and Charlotte Lockhart to provide a platform for like-minded people who are interested in supporting the idea of the 4 day week as part of the future of work.

Live Event In Auckland

Join our exclusive live audience hosted at Glengarry Wines in Victoria Park Market.

Spaces at the live event are strictly limited.

Virtual Event Streamed Live

Join the event from anywhere in Australasia, as we stream the speakers and presentations live.

Engage with the speakers and live audience through Quanton’s event app (access instructions provided on commencement of the event).

In any event where restrictions prevent the live event from proceeding, the contingency will be to continue with the virtual event. If this contingency were to be required, the start time of the event may be adjusted to better accommodate business hours. 

Event Overview 

2 Hours
Presentations

The enhancement of commerce, government and everyday life is the promise of ‘AI’ and smart technologies. And the looming threat often touted is the chance of being left behind by the ‘AI’ revolution.

In this exclusive presentation with Otago University’s Professor James Maclaurin, we explore New Zealand’s world leading use of predictive analytics and risk modelling in the provision of services, and the projected use of algorithms in the future.

James’s presentation will address the hard questions exploring the regulatory and governance strategies required for Artificial Intelligence, large scale adoption scenarios and the changing nature of work for New Zealanders.

We round the evening off with a panel discussion by leading representatives from New Zealand’s technology and enterprise sector.

Agenda

4:00pm 

Arrival and Registration

4:10pm

Chair Introduction: Russell Berg 

General Manager, Product and Technology for Quanton. 

4:25pm

Key Note Address: James Maclaurin 

Co-Director for The University of Otago’s Centre for AI and Public Policy (CAIPP), Principle Investigator of the Artificial Intelligence and Law In New Zealand Project. 

James will share an insightful and fact-based presentation based on findings published in Government Use of Artificial Intelligence in New Zealand (2019) and The Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Jobs and Work In New Zealand (2021), both of which he was a principal investigator for.

Key topics will include the current and projected use of algorithms in New Zealand, regulatory and governance strategies for AI. Focus will placed on the changing nature of work exploring topics like predicted changes in jobs and work in New Zealand, large scale adoption scenarios and some of the choices society and commerce will face about work and income.

5:25pm

Panel Discussion: AI Use And Adoption For Commerce

James Maclaurin will join a panel of business and technologies leaders for a discussion on the use and adoption of AI by commerce in the New Zealand market.

This discussion will be led by the audience and no aspect of AI use and adoption is off the table.

5:55pm

Closing Remarks From The Chair

6:00pm

Wine Tasting

We conclude the event tasting a selection of wines with a Glengarry wine connoisseur and complimentary food accompaniments.

Speakers

DX Talks James Maclaurin

Key Note Presenter and Panelist: James MacLaurin

The University of Otago

James Maclaurin is a professor in the Philosophy Programme for the University of Otago and received his doctorate in philosophy of science from the Australian National University.

He is a co-director of the University’s Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Public Policy (Otago.ac.nz/CAIPP) and co-signatory to the University of Otago’s memorandum of understanding on research into the social, ethical and legal effects of artificial intelligence with the New Zealand government Department of Internal Affairs. He is a principal investigator on the Artificial Intelligence and Law in New Zealand Project, which is funded under the New Zealand Law Foundation’s Internet Law and Policy Project.

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Panel Discussion Chair: Garry Green

Managing Director, Quanton | Member of the Global Open ExO community

Founder and Managing Director for Quanton, Garry has an extensive background in transformation and programme management in a range of sectors including government, utilities and financial services. Garry holds a Master of Business Administration and prior to arriving in New Zealand served in the Royal Air Force initially as an Engineering Officer and later in Information Communication Technology.

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Panelist Two: Mark Broome

New Zealand Country Manager, ABBYY

Powered by machine learning, natural language processing and convolutional neural networks, ABBYY is setting the standard in the application of AI. Mark himself is a passionate advocate for the conversation of ethics in AI.

He has over 20 years’ experience Mark has a depth of experience assisting the deployment of technology across sectors including government, banking, health, utilities and education customer realise real-world benefits of document capture technology.

 

Scott Beadle

PANELIST Three: Scott Beadle

Product Owner, Digital Experience and Automation – Mercury Energy

Representing the voice of the business user, Scott draws on his experience maintaining the vision, roadmap and backlog of Mercury Energy’s Digital Experience platforms and Business Process Automation Centre of Excellence (CoE)

 

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Event Chair: Russell Berg

General Manager, Product and Technology – Quanton

Since joining Quanton during the start-up phase, Russell has worked with New Zealand businesses across finance, insurance, utilities and education to set the vision and create the foundation for transformative change through technology and automation.

He has been instrumental in developing Quanton’s Intelligent Automation capability strategy and he now leads Quanton’s technology roadmap, focussed on emerging technologies, and helping businesses differentiate between the hype and practical reality.

Relevant Content 

The content presented by James Maclaurin will be heavily based on the findings of two research papers, that are published as part of the Artificial Intelligence and Law in New Zealand Project and have been funded under the New Zealand Law Foundation’s Internet Law and Policy Project.

Research report: Government Use of artificial intelligence in New Zealand

Research Report: The impact of artificial intelligence on jobs and work in New Zealand

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Don’t Miss Your Chance To Be There

Thursday August 26th, 2021 | 4:00pm – 6:30pm

With special thanks to ABBYY.

ABBYY - Business Process Automation Technology

Live Event In Auckland

Join our exclusive live audience hosted at Glengarry Wines in Victoria Park Market.

Spaces at the live event are strictly limited.

Virtual Event Streamed Live

Join the event from anywhere in New Zealand, as we stream the speakers and presentations live.

Engage with the speakers and live audience through Quanton’s event app (access instructions provided on commencement of the event).

In any event where restrictions prevent the live event from proceeding, the contingency will be to continue with the virtual event. If this contingency were to be required, the start time of the event may be adjusted to better accommodate business hours.