Providing appropriate guidance to New Zealand organisations on how to effectively govern the development and use of AI is paramount in ensuring AI is harnessed to its fullest potential while minimising potential harm. This curated collection of AI governance resources aims to equip you with the knowledge and the guidance to address the most critical issues in AI systems, with the ultimate goal of maximising value and fostering trust and confidence in AI technologies while minimising risks and negative societal impacts.
Organisations will benefit from tailoring the tools to their specific industry. The toolkits below are a great starting point for your AI Governance maturity journey. For mature organisations implementing AI at scale, governance tools need to be customised and contextualised to their specific industry and organisational environment and structure for them to be operationalised effectively.
The Lite toolkit is intended for forward-thinking organisations with limited experience in implementing AI solutions but who want to understand the potential benefits and risks of using AI. These would typically be start-ups or small organisations requiring fit for purpose and practical solutions that align with their budget and resources.
While balancing the costs and benefits of AI implementation, organisations grouped under the Lite toolkit face three main challenges, each of which can be addressed with the toolkit components below.
The Robust toolkit is designed for organisations that prioritise ethical considerations and responsible practices when implementing AI tools. AI may not be the main focus, yet where AI is used, it is recognised that it must be used in a way that respects human values, mitigates potential risks, and fosters trust among stakeholders.
This toolkit outlines key concepts, principles, and guidelines for using AI in a way that respects human values, mitigates potential risks, and fosters trust among stakeholders. It can be utilised by medium to large businesses who have or are planning to integrate AI into their processes.
This subset of tools is designed to support complex organisations that are looking to develop AI tools, as opposed to an organisation that plans only to use them or agree on a general stance on AI. This toolkit should help an organisation that is looking to develop AI tools to set up the governance around their design and build cycle in a responsible way across the AI life cycle (define, design, develop and deploy).