Wrap Up | AIHappyHour @ Microsoft

Last night 80 plus attended yet another sold out AIHappyHour event. This month was hosted at Microsoft New Zealand.

Regan from Microsoft spoke to the Microsoft vision to ‘empower every person and every organisation on the planet to do more’ and how Microsoft AI offerings that span the stack from agents, to services, to infrastructure can help drive that vision. 

Regan also demonstrated the Seeing AI app for iOS that uses the Microsoft’s Cognitive Services translate text and images for users with low vision.  Vishesh from Microsoft then carried on the conversation in relation to the cognitive and bot services, and showcased the technology through Westpac and Genesis Energy’s case stories. Both are in the early phases of develop chat bot programs.

Special thanks to Regan Murphy for helping to pull it all together. And for the Hololens experience!


Tony Cooper from Precision AI talked about Machine and Deep Learning and using image recognition to identify health eyes, yield prediction models for horticulture businesses.

John Buckwell took us through a hackathon project they worked with Microsoft of to train a machine to identify wine bottle labels and the complexity of the process.

Every month we hear more interesting stories from Kiwi businesses utilising Artificial Intelligence to  solve business problems and create new opportunities for business development and growth.

Stay tuned for Invitations to Octobers AIHappyHour @ Datacom and the final event for the year at the new Generator Building in Wynyard Quarter, the NZ AI Tech Showcase.

Justin FlitterAIHappyHour