The AI Forum helps develop the local AI
ecosystem by engaging with Government, industry and other stakeholders to
identify opportunities for advancement.
Our parliamentary submissions collate
the views of our membership in response to specific inquiries or bills.
Our research reports are written in partnership with a range of organisations (including industry partners, professional bodies, research organisations and Government) to provide insight, information and lead the debate on AI’s potential impact on New Zealand’s future.
We want to understand how AI works – to be able to explain it – and this can be vital in some situations, but enforcing the wrong kinds of explainability can come with performance trade-offs – and the explanation itself may be so complex that it is difficult to understand as well. On Wednesday 8th November the … Continue reading "Explainable AI – building trust through understanding"
Te Papa Atawhai Department of Conservation (DOC) and Toitū Te Whenua Land Information New Zealand (Toitū Te Whenua) are producing a joint Long-term Insights Briefing (LTIB) that looks at how we can help biodiversity thrive through the innovative use of information and emerging technologies. The initial public consultation undertaken in November 2021, was intended to … Continue reading "Submission on use of emerging technologies to enhance biodiversity"
In September 2022 we ran the AI Forum’s first ever New Zealand-wide hackathon series and partnered with She Sharp in the first ever Female-led AI Hackathon. Based on our May 2022 AI for the Environment Report, the series resulted in bringing people with rare skill sets together around environmental issues that affect us all – … Continue reading "AI Enviro Hackathon Report 2022"
In November 2022 we provided our submission to the Ministry for the Environment and Ministry for Primary Industries on the Pricing Agricultural Emissions consultation document. Our submission focused on relevant question areas mainly regarding the technical design of farm-level agricultural emissions pricing system, including the data and evidence requirements for emissions reporting. It draws on … Continue reading "AI Forum Submission | Pricing agricultural emissions"
The Artificial Intelligence Forum of New Zealand (AI Forum) thanks the Office of the Privacy Commissioner for the opportunity to respond to the Privacy regulation of biometrics in Aotearoa New Zealand: Consultation paper. The use of biometrics can greatly benefit organisations and individuals, providing greater convenience, efficiency and security. In order to build confidence and … Continue reading "Submission | Privacy Regulation of Biometrics in Aotearoa New Zealand: Consultation Paper"
How can AI boost Aotearoa New Zealand’s biodiversity and help in the fight against climate change? How can it support environmental sustainability? What is the current state of environmental AI in Aotearoa? The AI Forum Te Kāhui Atamai Iahiko o Aotearoa’s new research report, AI for the Environment in Aotearoa New Zealand answers these questions and more. … Continue reading "AI for the Environment in Aotearoa New Zealand"
The AI Forum Te Kāhui Atamai Iahiko o Aotearoa is researching the potential for Artificial Intelligence (AI) to contribute to environmental outcomes for Aotearoa New Zealand. This research project is funded by Stats NZ Tatauranga Aotearoa and the Ministry for the Environment Manatū Mō Te Taiao. The report will describe how AI can be used … Continue reading "AI for the Environment"
This is a submission on behalf of the Artificial Intelligence Forum of New Zealand / Te Kāhui Atamai Iahiko o Aotearoa to the Department of Internal Affairs discussion document, Te koke ki tētahi Rautaki Matihiko mō Aotearoa, Towards A Digital Strategy for Aotearoa.
Artificial intelligence (AI) can drive significant economic and social benefits for New Zealand. But it also introduces a range of risks and challenges to New Zealand society that cannot be overlooked. To help maintain public trust in the development and use of AI in New Zealand, the Law, Society and Ethics Working Group of the … Continue reading "Trustworthy AI in Aotearoa – The AI Principles"