the New Zealand Institute for Pacific Research (NZIPR) was charged with establishing a repository to enable the collection, collation, and dissemination of research data and outputs. NZIPR worked with the Centre for eResearch to connect with the Analysis & Policy Observatory (APO) in order to host a not-for-profit, open access research collection and information service repository.
There has been significant growth in interest around machine learning and its applications to research. This has largely been driven by advances in algorithms, particularly in neural networks where the use of Graphics Processing Units (GPUs) has reduced the time to train complex or ‘deep’ neural networks by orders of magnitude. With the rise of ‘big data’, researchers are increasingly finding opportunities to apply these methods to deliver new insights.