Artificial Intelligence Researchers Association

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

Established in 2021 as an Incorporated Society 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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Latest whitepaper

It remains important to invest in AI imbued with characteristics and values important for Aotearoa New Zealand such as sustainability, fairness, equality, data sovereignty, Te Tiriti obligations, multiculturalism, intergenerational thinking, people and whānau first, and holistic thinking. As such a key message of our whitepaper continues to be that it is crucial to build and invest in an AI ecosystem where industry and research organisations can collaborate more effectively for the benefit of Aotearoa New Zealand.

2024 AI Researchers Association Conference

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

Wednesday 10 and Thursday 11 April in Auckland.

At a glance

  • All eight Universities

  • All NZ Crown Research Institutes

  • Regional Research Institutes

  • Private research organisations

  • Researchers based in industry


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