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New website for AI Governance launched

A new website called AI Governance has been launched to drive leadership in the responsible use and governance of artificial intelligence (AI) in New Zealand.

Created in a collaboration between Callaghan Innovation and the AI Forum, AI Governance is a website that provides curated frameworks, tools and approaches that promote a responsible use of AI within the country.

“The potential of AI is exciting, and we don’t yet know all that it can do. However, we must take an evidence-based approach to the way that AI is used in New Zealand in the future, focusing on addressing challenges to realise opportunities,” says AI Forum Executive Director Madeline Newman.

“This new website will bring together the latest thinking from within industry on how we tackle the way that AI could be used, and governed, in the future.”

Following Datacom research that found 50 percent of New Zealand business leaders across 200 companies are using the technology, there is still little consideration on the best practice when it comes to using AI.

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Countries across the world are “currently grappling” with implementing AI governance frameworks, says Callaghan Innovation Digital and AI Whare Head, Sarah Sun.

Through the collaboration between Callaghan Innovation and AI Forum, they both hope to bring together leaders in the field of AI to provide thought-leadership and access to tools that embed responsible governance.

They hope this will help underpin the development of future responsible AI governance.

“We don’t yet have all the answers, but the mission of the AI Forum is to draw upon our network and advance New Zealand’s AI ecosystem, and promote the economic opportunities that could come from smart, and responsible use of AI,” says Newman.

“We must do this in collaboration with those at the frontline of this field so it’s great to have Callaghan Innovation’s support as we set out on this important work.”

AI Governance is a free resource for, all with an “evergreen approach” where additional content will be added regularly and can be accessed here.

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