Michael Witbrock, The University of Auckland

Michael is a professor of computer science at The University of Auckland, building a research group, the Broad AI Lab, integrating machine learning, reasoning and natural language understanding, with an additional focus on maximizing the near-term benefit of AI to NZ entrepreneurs and business, and more generally achieving the best social and civilizational impacts of increasingly powerful AI.

Prof. Witbrock's PhD is in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon, and he holds a BSc(Hons) in Psychology from Otago. Before joining the University, he co-founded AI4Good.org and was a Distinguished Research Staff Member at IBM T J Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, NY.

Michael Witbrock,
The University of Auckland

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