10 Oct 2019

AI: two years for NZ to get it right

From Nine To Noon, 9:25 am on 10 October 2019
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Does NZ need to catch-up to the benefits artificial intelligence can have for wellbeing, sustainability and the economy?  And is there a lack of  leadership, manifested by the absence of a Chief Technology Officer? Technology Strategy Head of AI at Xero, Christopher Laing and Professor Michael Witbrock from Auckland University's School of Computer Science tell Kathryn Ryan that New Zealand needs to stop fearing disruption and instead embrace the opportunities AI can bring.  Christopher Laing says we have a two year window to take full advantage of AI, before we become followers as opposed to leaders.