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.

At a glance

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

Interested in joining the Association?

Recent activity

Responsible AI discussion paper launch

ArtificiaI Intelligence in Healthcare webinar

For more information visit our Activity page.

2024 AI Researchers Association Conference

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

Wednesday 10 and Thursday 11 April in Auckland.


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.

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