Artificial Intelligence Researchers Association

Connecting, supporting and providing a voice for the Artificial Intelligence research community

The Artificial Intelligence Researchers Association (AIRA) is a not-for-profit representative body established to support the production and dissemination of artificial intelligence research. 

The Association will connect, support and provide a voice for the artificial intelligence research community, with all its sub-disciplines, to position Aotearoa New Zealand as a frontrunner internationally in leveraging this transformational technology to benefit society.

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October webinar

In recent years, the integration of artificial intelligence (AI) into the health sector has transformed the way we approach diagnostics, treatment, and patient care. AI technologies are paving the way for more accurate diagnoses, personalized treatment plans, and streamlined healthcare operations. This webinar aims to delve into the advancements and potential of AI in the health sector, with a special focus on the notable achievements of Precision Driven Health.

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2024 AIRA Conference

The third annual Artificial Intelligence Researchers Association conference will be hosted by Waipapa Taumata Rau | University of Auckland.

Wednesday 10 and Thursday 11 April in Auckland.

2022 AIRA Conference

Aotearoa New Zealand is advancing the state-of-the-art in artificial intelligence through fundamental and applied research, collaborating across academia and with industry, and the 2022 Artificial Intelligence Researchers Association conference again provided an opportunity to network and share experiences, understandings and knowledge.


The Association has released a whitepaper discussing current AI capabilities in Aotearoa New Zealand and offering recommendations for establishing Aotearoa New Zealand as a research centre of excellence and trust in AI.

At a glance

  • All eight Universities
  • Crown Research Institutes
  • Regional Research Institutes
  • Private research organisations
  • Researchers based in industry


Interested in becoming a member?