Frankly, I need to engage with
Te Reo Māori speakers.

An authentic Te Reo Māori engagement platform

At FranklyAl we've developed a tool that allows our conversational agent, Frankly, to converse in different languages,  without relying on translation APIs. This creates a more accurate and culturally appropriate conversation with the communities - enabling them to engage in their mother tongue.

Our mission statement, 'He raraunga kupu, he nui te kōrero', commits us to taking extra care to reach out and hear from all parts of the community, in a fast-changing world. With this in mind, it became core to our mission that Frankly was developed to converse in Te Reo Māori.  

Frankly is designed to be easy to use and culturally sensitive, regardless of dialect or origins.

Frankly is bilingual, recognising Te Reo Māori as an official language of Aotearoa, and the importance of Te Ao Māori.

Frankly, endeavours to recognise and uphold the principles of:

  • Te Ao Māori
  • Mātauranga
  • Kanohi ki te Kanohi
  • Kaitiakitanga

Kōrero with Frankly

Kete Mātauranga

Māori knowledge is closely aligned to the period of pre-European contact as it encompasses traditional concepts of knowledge and knowing that Māori ancestors brought with them to Aotearoa/New Zealand. The survival of the Māori language is a cultural and historical marker linking us back to this period and demonstrates a continuum from pre-contact to the present day. Post-first-contact, mātauranga Māori evolved in important and significant ways as the ancestors encountered new environments and contexts such as flora and fauna, climate and geography and in terms of the need to respond to new technology, languages and cultures they had not known or experienced before.

Māori Data Sovereignty recognises that Māori data should be subject to Māori governance. Māori data sovereignty supports tribal sovereignty and the realisation of Māori and Iwi aspirations.