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Director of the New Zealand Law Foundation Centre for Law and Policy in Emerging Technologies, Te Whare Wānanga o Otāgo University of Otago

Automated Decision-Making and Algorithms – What Government Lawyers Need to Know

Colin is a professor in the faculty of Law at the University of Otago, where he is the inaugural Director of the Centre for Law and Policy in Emerging Technologies – a research centre based at the University of Otago which examines legal, ethical and policy issues around new technologies. Colin researches and lectures on law and technology, as well as medical and criminal law. He has an extensive publication record; including co-authoring a major 2019 report on Government use of artificial intelligence in New Zealand and the recently published Citizens’ Guide to Artificial Intelligence (MIT Press 2021). A native of Scotland, Colin was formerly a lecturer at the University of Glasgow. Since establishing himself in New Zealand, he has served as Deputy Chair of the Advisory Committee on Assisted Reproductive Technology, and is a current member of the Digital Council for Aotearoa New Zealand.