Speaker: James Simmonds, founder of Webfox
Date: Tuesday, 31 October at 6.00pm
Venue: Napier Sailing Club, 63 West Quay, Ahuriri, Napier
Admission: Gold coin donation
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The realm of Artificial Intelligence (AI) has seen unprecedented advances in recent years, particularly with the advent of state-of-the-art Large Language Models (LLMs) like ChatGPT. These developments have redefined the boundaries of technology and ushered in a sea of opportunities for businesses to harness. But with such rapid transformations, how do businesses navigate and integrate these innovative tools?
In this session, James will delve into the contemporary landscape of AI, shedding light on its practical implications for business. As the founder of Webfox — a pioneering software development company based in Ahuriri — he has been at the forefront of harnessing the latest technological innovations to provide businesses with a competitive edge. Through Webfox, James and his team design, develop and support various solutions ranging from bespoke software and mobile applications to cutting-edge AI solutions.
The talk will journey through:
The Evolving Landscape: Understanding the swift paradigm shift in technology with the emergence of LLMs and how traditional approaches are fast becoming obsolete.
Practical Applications: James will showcase how Webfox and other innovators leverage these new tools, presenting real-world applications.
Navigating Challenges: Tackling the security aspects, dealing with the uncertainties of nascent technologies, and ensuring robust solutions.
A Little R&D: James will share a few intriguing R&D projects and run over high-level developer concepts behind some groundbreaking innovations the Webfox team is working on.
James Simmonds, a curious software developer turned curious business owner, has consistently been at the intersection of technology and business. Through Webfox, he has combined his developer acumen with a forward-thinking business approach, always seeking to harness the latest technology. James brings a blend of technical knowledge, practical strategies, and a passion for the AI era.