Ben Reid - Advancing The AI Ecosystem

Following on from last week's Ben talking AI we have another :) Ben Reid is Executive Director at Artificial Intelligence Forum of NZ and we were extremely fortunate to have some time with Ben on the day that the Artificial Intelligence: Shaping a Future New Zealand [PDF] report was released upon the world.

This report is the culmination of a one year research project led by the AI Forum with research partners IDC and Sapere. The research examined the New Zealand and international AI industry landscapes, investigating AI’s potential impacts on New Zealand’s economy and society. The report identifies key AI opportunities, in the public, private and education sectors, that New Zealand can invest in now to actively shape the effects on our collective future.

We could wax on lyrically about what it says but let's leave Ben to tell you and after you read it for yourself ...