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Artificial intelligence key for NZ’s future

New Zealand needs to seize new opportunities in 2019 and harness new AI technologies to deliver positive social and environmental outcomes, AI Forum New Zealand executive director Ben Reid says.
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AI and IoT changing the face of NZ dairying

A fledgling New Zealand agritech company run by a rising Kiwi entrepreneur who has worked for Rocket Lab has raised $8 million, from Silicon Valley venture capital firm Data Collective, which is likely to result in massive changes to the nation’s burgeoning dairy industry.
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AI Forum’s research report, Artificial Intelligence: Shaping a Future New Zealand.

This evening, we proudly launched the AI Forum’s research report, Artificial Intelligence: Shaping a Future New Zealand. The report is the culmination of nearly a year’s work with research partners IDC and Sapere, examining the local and international AI landscapes and investigating potential impacts on New Zealand’s economy and society. The report identifies key opportunities … Continue reading "AI Forum’s research report, Artificial Intelligence: Shaping a Future New Zealand."
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AI will transform life like the arrival of electricity

Artificial intelligence (AI) will transform lives of New Zealanders just like the arrival of electricity 130 years ago, according to a landmark new research report released today. The report says AI has the potential to increase New Zealand’s gross domestic product by up to $53 billion by 2035 across 18 industries.
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AI tech at tipping point

AI is being increasingly used to make lives easier and more productive. The potential of AI can be found across every facet of society, including business, entertainment, finance, health, manufacturing and more, he says.
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AI will not result in catastrophic job losses

The arrival of artificial intelligence into businesses and society are not likely to produce anywhere near the number of job losses most people think, a new AI research report says. Instead, AI may help address potential labour shortages and solve looming demographic challenges. The Artificial Intelligence Forum of New Zealand (AIFNZ) research report released last … Continue reading "AI will not result in catastrophic job losses"
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Concerns about potential AI bias

Most New Zealanders are ambivalent about artificial intelligence and its impact on the future, but new research has found 68 percent of respondents in a national survey were concerned about the potential for AI to make biased, unfair or inaccurate decisions. Details of the survey have been released today in the Artificial Intelligence Forum on … Continue reading "Concerns about potential AI bias"
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NZ, get ready for the AI tidal wave

Artificial intelligence (AI) is expected to deliver economic growth and productivity improvements but will impact some people’s jobs according to new research that is being pulled together for a leading national report to be released on May 2.