AI Strategy for Aotearoa Working Group

“Providing thought leadership on what an AI Strategy for Aotearoa New Zealand might look like.”

The development and application of AI technologies presents huge opportunities for Aotearoa New Zealand. More than ever, the strategic decisions we make now about its governance, regulation and implementation will set the groundwork for decades to come.

Why we have formed.

We want to assist Aotearoa New Zealand to:

  1. develop and foster an ecosystem that empowers companies to develop innovative AI solutions for deployment and sale globally as well as for domestic use.
  2. promote the adoption of ethical and innovative AI solutions, including the AI Forum’s own work, for example aigovernance.nz.
  3. build the trust needed to assure cultural and societal impacts associated with AI are managed for the benefit of all New Zealanders.  


The AI Forum continues to work hard to ensure there are toolsets, frameworks, information and stories available to provide the Aotearoa New Zealand context for AI. 

We have established this working group to provide thought leadership on what an AI Strategy for Aotearoa New Zealand might look like, and, working with government, to agree the practical activities industry and academia might engage in to support the adoption of AI, and creation of a globally focused AI ecosystem, here in Aotearoa New Zealand.

In line with the AI Forum’s mission to harness the power of AI to enable a prosperous, inclusive and equitable future in Aotearoa, Te Ao Māori is an integral part of our approach.  

Do you want to get involved?

We meet regularly, working together to agree on our approach and actions. If you are interested in getting involved please get in touch here.

If you are not a member and would like to join, you can become a member here.


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