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A three-year project to evaluate legal and policy implications of artificial intelligence (AI) for New Zealand. The project is based at the University of Otago, and funded by the New Zealand Law Foundation.  

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  • Russell Blackford (University of Newcastle (Aus), law and philosophy). Co-editor of Intelligence Unbound: The Future of Uploaded and Machine Minds
  • Joanna Bryson (Department of Computer Science, University of Bath, Center for Information Technology Policy, University of Princeton). Expert in AI, and social impacts of AI.
  • Michael Cameron (Lead legislation solicitor, Department of Corrections). Researcher in legal and regulatory issues around driverless cars.
  • John Danaher (University of Galway, law) Expertise in emerging technologies generally, and artificial intelligence particularly.
  • James Every-Palmer (Barrister, Stout Street Chambers) Qualifications in AI, with particular interest in applications to law.
  • Brendan McCane (Otago, Computer Science) Expertise in AI and machine learning.
  • David O'Hare (Otago. Psychology) Expertise in cognitive engineering and human decision making.
  • Sean Goltz (Waikato, Law) Expertise in law and emerging technologies.
  • Rob Sparrow (Monash University, philosophy) Applied ethics and philosophy, with particular interest in AI and robotics.