WorkBot – Additional Functionality

Making information on employment law more accessible to New Zealanders through enhancements to the WorkBot chatbot.

About the project

‘WorkBot’ is one of three chatbots to be produced with Borrin Foundation funding. Workbot will answer questions about employment law such as being employed, working conditions, rights and protections for employees, and how to resolve disputes.

This additional grant enables Workbot to incorporate the functionality of a case-assessment app, leading to an enhanced employment law tool for employees across New Zealand. With this addition, Workbot will not only provide tailored information to users but also produce assessments of cases and supporting documentation.

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Grant amount

$55,000 over one year


About Citizen AI

Founded in 2018, Citizen AI is registered charity whose mission is to research, develop and promote AI systems for public benefit. Citizen AI is owned by the trustees of the Community Law Centre in Wellington and was launched by Matthew Bartlett and Geoffrey Roberts.


Contact person

 Community Law Centres o Aotearoa and Citizen AI

“This collaboration will bring together two complementary resources to result in a significantly enhanced tool for employees across New Zealand.”

– Geoffrey Roberts, Executive Director, Citizen AI