Why Sharing is Caring for The Digital Council

Article | 2021-08-04 | By: The Digital Council for Aotearoa
Colin Gavaghan presenting at our Wellington networking session

The Digital Council has been doing some thinking about how we share and socialise the findings of our report “Towards trustworthy and trusted automated decision-making in Aotearoa” with the wider public. After all, just because our report is published doesn’t mean our mahi has stopped. While we are well into our 2nd year research topic of Inclusion, we are still building connections with tangata who wish to learn about ADM and the Council’s work.

Recently, the Digital Council has held two sessions to share the findings of our ADM report with the public, in Christchurch and in Wellington. We held these sessions because we know that the publication of our report was the start of a conversation, not the end. The Digital Council is hoping that by socialising our findings and answering the hard questions (and there were a few) that we can grow all our trust and understanding of ADM in New Zealand.

To share this important mahi we were fortunate to have DC member Colin Gavaghan and Toi Aria Director Anna Brown co-present at the session in Christchurch. The duo presented with vibrancy and kept the room buzzing with questions and discussion. The Digital Council has been lucky enough to work with Toi Aria in developing our ADM report and it is great to still be able to work with Anna in sharing our important mahi with New Zealanders.

And that’s what the true purpose of our mahi comes down to – sharing our findings and knowledge with New Zealanders to improve digital outcomes, whether these be skills, inclusion, trust or access. And that’s why we will keep on sharing – because we don’t plan on stopping caring anytime soon. 

You can register for our next networking session in Auckland on the 24th of August by following the link here