Christchurch Branch Event: The Human-AI Symbiosis

As in most industries, artificial intelligence is starting to influence the field of technical communications. Proponents promise that the use of artificial intelligence will result in better business communications, leading to better customer experiences.

In this session, Jaco Swart will walk us through the possibilities that open up when humans and machines collaborate. We will look at space-age technology that quietly migrated from sci-fi into our everyday lives, and the quest to build a better understanding of customers and their needs. To add some balance, Jaco will conclude the session with a frank discussion of the challenges and risks of human-machine integration.

Seat belts are recommended.

Where and when

Streamliners, 4 Acton Street, Christchurch Central map

Tuesday 13 November. 5:30 pm networking. Meeting from 6:00 pm until 7:00 pm.


The cost includes nibbles and drinks.

People who register via the website:

  • Members $11.50 incl GST.
  • Non-members $17.25 incl GST
  • Student members free of charge.

People who pay at the door:

  • Members 15.00 incl GST
  • Non-members $20.00 incl GST
  • Student members free of charge.

Note: Members = members of TechCommNZ and affiliated organisations: NZATD, ASTC, PRINZ

About the speaker

Jaco is a humanistic technologist, writer, and marketer. With a background in industries such as aerospace, critical radio communications, and health care, he advocates for the use of cutting edge technology to improve customer experiences.

For the past few years, Jaco has been exploring the potential of artificial intelligence, and how the latest generation of these machines can help us better understand our customer's needs.

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