Our vision

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.

Our purpose

  • Promote Artificial Intelligence (AI) research for the advancement of the field in a manner that is both ethical and beneficial to society.
  • Connect AI researchers to support the development of AI research and education in Aotearoa New Zealand. 
  • Encourage collaboration between researchers, industry and government in AI-related fields.
  • Raise public awareness of AI and help inform government policies concerning AI, based on sound and independent research.

What we offer

  • Annual conference
  • Networking
  • Knowledge exchange
  • Promotion
  • Information

Volunteer leadership

Engaged in discussion and through working groups to collaboratively deliver on the Association's vision.

Researchers and students

We encourage all individuals who are actively researching Artificial Intelligence (AI) or in an area related to or using AI to apply for membership and contribute to a thriving AI research ecosystem in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Interested in becoming a member?