Our latest intern report

Our latest intern report

One of the pleasures of working in the Office of the Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor is getting involved with the interns on their projects. The projects provide opportunities for the interns to apply their knowledge in a policy area, build their skills and...

Mahi Tahi 5: Annual report 2023

Our fifth annual report, Mahi Tahi 5, is now at the printers. If you would like a hard copy, please get in touch. Download Mahi Tahi 5 here You can read Juliet’s foreword below: Tēnā koutou katoa, ngā mihi o te wā ki a tātou. Ahakoa ngā ārai, ahakoa ngā aupiki...
Gene editing: Time to have your say

Gene editing: Time to have your say

In a December 2022 blog post, I reflected on the pathway from science advice to implementation of science-based recommendations that arise from commissioned reports from our office. Not all our advice is commissioned – sometimes the science community proactively...
Why is regulating AI such a challenge?

Why is regulating AI such a challenge?

AI (artificial intelligence) regulation is a hot topic internationally. Leaders of some of the big players in the AI world are signing open letters and talking to politicians and journalists about the need to regulate AI to prevent serious harms. In this blog, we...