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Building Ecological Intelligence with AI

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Building Ecological Intelligence with AI

The AI Forum are thrilled to host leading AI experts Dr Will Koning and Professor Stephen Marsland who will be sharing their experiences and latest developments around Building Ecological Intelligence with AI.

The power of AI is known to be impressive, but even more so when it is applied to helping our environment. There will be networking opportunities before and after the event allowing our AI community to connect, collaborate and be inspired.


 5:00pm – 5:30pm – Networking & Drinks n Nibbles

 5.30pm – 6.00 pmAviaNZ: Making Sure New Zealand's Birds Are Heard

Summarising the AviaNZ project, which produces open-source machine learning tools for bioacoustics, explaining why this is a difficult problem, and highlighting future plans.

Stephen Marsland, Professor of Mathematics and Data Science, Victoria University of Wellington

6:00pm – 6:30pm - Remote Sensing of Important and Invasive Plant Species using Machine Learning and High-Resolution Photography

Presenting the findings of an InnovateUK funded pilot to detect Ash and invasive species along highway verges using remote sensing and machine learning and how this approach could be beneficial in Aotearoa.

Will Koning, Head of Research, Keen AI

 6:30pm – 7:00pm – Networking and Close


Dr Will Koning

Will is responsible for DScience APAC including business development, and research at Keen AI. 

Alongside his work at DScience and Keen AI, Will leads the Data Science team at Kantar New Zealand where he is responsible for analytics and data-driven strategy consulting.

Stephen Marsland

Professor of Mathematics and Data Science in the School of Mathematics and Statistics at the Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, where he leads the AviaNZ research group that develops theory and practice bioacoustic analysis.

Thank you to Stats NZ for hosting this event.

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