Web Directions Conferences for web and digital professionals

Web Directions AI returns for 2018

After a fantastic inaugural event in 2017, our AI conference returns for 2018.

This year, to make it easier to attend, it takes place the day before our Summit, so if you’re travelling from outside Sydney you can get even more return on your effort by adding the additional day. And there’s fantastic pricing when you combine both AI and Summit.

The full program is online now, and last year’s event sold out.

What is AI about?

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning have long been the preserve of specialists. But a revolution has been taking place in the world of AI, with “AI as a service” APIs from major cloud vendors and startups bringing natural language processing, speech to text, text to speech, and many more traditionally challenging applications of machine learning into the realm of the everyday.

The challenges now facing the adoption off these technologies is increasingly not a technical one. They are design challenges, and challenges for product owners and managers, and business decision makers.

So AI is designed to help those working on digital products and services understand the opportunities these technologies present today, and the challenges–technical, design, and business–you might face in adopting them.

Who is AI for?

AI is for anyone involved in designing and delivering digital products and services – designers, developers, product owners and managers, business decision makers.

What will AI cover?

Working with AI technologies presents a new range of design, business and technical challenges. AI focusses on all of these areas. Our goal, at this still-early stage of these technologies’ adoption, is to bring together all who are part of that adoption to create a shared understanding of what needs to be done to get the most from what we genuinely feel are transformative technologies.

See the full lineup of speakers, and complete program.

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[Web Directions] is a delicious mix of things educational, social and mind-blowing. It’s time out from the hurly-burly to step back, get some perspective, and develop new ways forward, fortified with a whole lot of new stuff in your head.

Chris Stephens Technology Director, Mozo

Join us in 2019:

  • Web Directions Design 2019

    Australia's product design conference with the world's leading expert

    Melbourne April 11 & 12 2019

  • Web Directions Code 2019

    Australia's conference for JavaScript and Front End Engineers

    Melbourne June 20 & 21 2019

  • Web Directions Product 2019

    Australia's conference for Product professionals

    Melbourne August 1 & 2 2019

  • Web Directions Summit 2019

    Our legendary event. Three big tracks,–Product, Design and Developer focused.

    Sydney November 2019