New Zealand charter for algorithm use in predictive analytics and artificial intelligence

Created By:  thumbnail Tim Adams
Last updated: 15 Jun 2022

In August 2020, the NZ Government become the first in the world to outline a set of standards to guide the use of algorithms by public agencies.  We live in a data rich world where algorithms play a crucial role in helping us to make connections, and identify relationships and patterns across vast quantities of information. This helps to improve decision-making and leads to benefits such as the faster delivery of targeted public services.  However, using algorithms to analyse data and inform decisions does not come without its risks. It is important, therefore, that people have confidence that these algorithms are being used in a fair, ethical, and transparent way. This is what this Charter is all about.

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