Web Directions ai 2017 Technology/Business/Design of AI

SydneySeptember 2017

A one day conference on the Technology, Business & Design of Artificial Intelligence

What is Web Directions AI?

Long a staple of futurists and science fiction authors, and the preserve of data scientists and machine learning experts, the promise of artificial intelligence and machine learning is now vastly more accessible accessible via numerous "AI as a service" platforms.

With AI APIs like those from IBM's Watson, Google Cloud, AWS, and Microsoft Azure, as well as numerous AI and machine learning startups, adding cognition, intelligence, whatever you wish to call it to our products and services online is inexpensive, and an order of magnitude less complex than it has been until recently.

Web Directions AI takes place over a single, intensive day, and features real world experts in AI and Machine learning, and actionable usable ideas to explore these exciting new opportunities.

Real World Knowledge

Like all our events, Web Directions AI, while looking to the horizon, is about things you can be doing today, to bring tangible benefits to your organisation and users. It's not handwaving futurism, it's about the future that has arrived, but which just isn't evenly distributed yet. We'll cover:

  • the state of the technology, and what's practical today
  • the opportunities for designers to significantly improve the customer experience, and create whole new kinds of services
  • the business cases today, to save money with existing processes, and create whole new products and services
speakers and audience

Who is Web Directions AI for?

Web Directions AI brings together designers, decisions makers, developers, and researchers, to explore the fertile opportunities provided by today's "cognitive" services.

Praise for past Web Directions events

Phil Whitehouse
Web Directions is the must-attend event of the year for anyone serious about web development.

Phil Whitehouse,
Innovation Lead DigitasLBi

Ethan Marcotte
I’ve been admiring the Web Directions events for years, and was honored to be part… What a fantastic event!

Ethan Marcotte,
inventor "responsive Web design"

Dave Greiner
Out of any conference, Web Directions is far and away our favourite

Dave Greiner,
founder Campaign Monitor

Key Ideas

Web Directions AI covers the three key, interlocking aspects of cognitive computing

Aboveall, as with all our events, we'll leave you with a deeper understanding of what's possible today, and what's coming next, so you can start planning even better products and services.

Be the first to hear about 2017's lineup

Who's speaking this year? Signup to our event announcements mailing list to be the first to know, trust us, you'll not want to miss this. You'll also get the first chance to register, with the best offers.

About Us

The technology world is full of hype and fads (as well as the real next thing). The challenge is deciding what's hype, and what's reality. That's where we come in. We spend our life thinking about what's happening, and what's coming next. And what's not worth your time now, or maybe ever.

Web Directions founder John Allsopp's ideas have been acknowledged as the foundation for Responsive Web Design, and helped pave the way for the web fonts revolution and Typekit. Our conferences have seen the announcement to the world of such key ideas as The New Aesthetic (2012), Object Oriented CSS (2009) and Progressive Web Apps (2015).

We promise attending one of our events will leave you significantly better versed in the challenges you face day to day, and in solutions for addressing them.

In 2017, we'll be organising Respond in Sydney and Melbourne, Transform in Canberra, Code in Sydney and Melbourne, and Direction in Sydney.

vignettes form our events, social, speakers and more. Includes Hannah Donovan skylarking.

John Allsopp

John Allsopp has been working on the Web for over 20 years. He's been responsible for innovative developer tools such as Style Master, X-Ray and many more. He's spoken at numerous conferences around the World and delivered dozens of workshops in that time as well.

His writing includes two books, including Developing With Web Standards and countless articles and tutorials in print and online publications.

His "A Dao of Web Design" published in 2000 is cited by Ethan Marcotte as a key influence in the development of Responsive Web Design, who's rightly acclaimed article in 2010 begins by quoting John in detail, and by Jeremy Keith as "a manifesto for anyone working on the Web".

Code of Conduct

For over a decade, we've worked hard to create inclusive, fun, inspring and safe events for the Web Industry.

As part of our commitment to these values, we've adopted a code of conduct for all involved: ourselves, our speakers, our partners and our audience.

If you have any concern or feedback, please don't hesitate to contact us.