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.
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"
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"
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"
Ahumoni me te Inihua i te Atamai Iahiko This report examines the New Zealand financial services, banking and insurance sectors, which are currently experiencing significant transformation. Already, AI-enabled improvements are proving valuable and creating relatively rapid returns on investment. AI-driven technologies will be critical to the industry’s reinvention in creating simple, transparent and personalised … Continue reading "Artificial Intelligence for Financial and Insurance Services in New Zealand"
Ahuwhenua i te Atamai Iahiko This report examines the New Zealand and international AI industry landscapes for agriculture and investigates AI’s potential impacts for New Zealand’s place in the global food value chain. The research shows New Zealand urgently needs to increase its focus on the core foundations needed to operate in an AI enabled … Continue reading "Artificial Intelligence for Agriculture in New Zealand"
Hauora i te Atamai Iahiko The health sector in New Zealand is facing challenges. These include increasing demand, rising consumer expectations, and the pressures of an ageing population. These factors are straining the health workforce, increasing costs and limiting access to care. The AI Forum’s latest research report describes how AI promises to bring significant … Continue reading "Artificial Intelligence for Health in New Zealand"
Working Group 5: Growing the AI Talent Pool The following ranked themes emerged from a recent non-random interview survey of nine firms working with AI in New Zealand conducted by members of the AI Forum’s WG5 team. These themes illustrate the kinds of issues that firms using AI face in attracting and nurturing AI talent … Continue reading "Report on Interview Survey with Employers of AI Talent in NZ"
Te Ara mō tātou Atamai o Āpōpō: Te huarahi atamai iahiko ō Aotearoa This report identifies that New Zealand urgently needs to increase its focus on the core foundations needed to operate in an AI enabled future – particularly investment, skills and talent, research, trusted data, ethics and regulation. The report also shows how AI enabled … Continue reading "TOWARDS OUR INTELLIGENT FUTURE: AN AI ROADMAP FOR NEW ZEALAND"