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New Zealand must act now on AI, chief scientist’s office warns

Editorial says existing laws are insufficient to deal with changing needs

New Zealand must move to regulate the use of artificial intelligence, the Office of the Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor has warned.

An editorial published by the office on 13 July says that harms could already be occurring from the use of AI. “When the data used to build an algorithm isn’t representative then the resulting AI will have bias and discrimination baked in,” it said.

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