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Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Public Policy (CAIPP) News and events

MOU signed with the Department of Internal Affairs

CAIPP and the New Zealand Law Foundation Centre for Law and Emerging Technologies have signed a memorandum of understanding with the New Zealand Department of Internal Affairs.

The MOU is designed to facilitate ongoing consultation and sharing of research findings from the AI and Law in NZ project with the government department responsible for New Zealand’s role in the D7 group of digitally advanced nations.

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Statistics New Zealand Data Summit Keynote

Professor James Maclaurin and Associate Professor Colin Gavaghan will be giving a keynote at the Statistics New Zealand Data Summit to be held at Te Papa in Wellington on 27 September:

AI Technologies | Maximising benefits, minimising potential harm

ABSTRACT: Artificial intelligence is coming at us before we fully understand what it might mean. Established ways of doing things in areas like transport regulation, crime prevention and legal practice are being challenged by new technologies such as driverless cars, crime prediction software and 'AI lawyers'. AI technologies pose fascinating legal, practical and ethical challenges, which require interdisciplinary solutions.

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James Maclaurin represents New Zealand on Australian AI project

Professor James Maclaurin will represent New Zealand’s Royal Society Te Apārangi on a Horizon Scanning Report on AI for the Australian Commonwealth Science Council.

The report was commissioned by Australia’s Chief Scientist and the Commonwealth Science Council to undertake a comprehensive study into the opportunities and challenges presented by the deployment of artificial intelligence in Australia and New Zealand.

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AI and Law in New Zealand summer workshops at Oxford and the University of Otago

The AI and Law in New Zealand Project will again be running summer workshops at Oxford (in November 2018) and the University of Otago (in January 2019). This year’s Oxford workshop will be held at Jesus College and will again be in conjunction with Oxford’s Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics.

Go to the AILNZ website for information about dates and speakers.

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'Towards Accountable Systems' at Schloss Dagstuhl Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik

CAIPP’s Associate Professor David Eyers was a co-organiser of this year’s 'Towards Accountable Systems' workshop which brought together experts from the computer science and law communities, from academia and industry. 

The aim of the workshop was to raise awareness of and establish new research directions concerning the accountability of systems, given directions in systems technologies; developing legal and regulatory requirements; and evolving user expectations.

Find out more about the workshop.

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CAIPP members serving on the AI Forum's working groups

Several of our members have started serving on the AI Forum’s working groups. Michael Winikoff is on the 'Strategy' group. Stephen Cranefield is on the 'Awareness' group. David Eyers is on the 'Trusted Data' group. Brendan McCane is on the 'Talent' group. Alistair Knott and Michael Winikoff are on the 'Law, Ethics and Society' group. John Zerilli is on the 'Adoption' group.