However, one technology writer has blasted the move as "a truly terrible idea".
The estimated economic impact for NZ is estimated at $10.8 billion over 15 years.
It's part of an effort to "be inclusive with gender".
The Department of Internal Affairs ran tests four years ago on 400,000 people's passport photos to decide which system to buy.
The movie, set in The Matrix universe, cost just $800 to make over nine days.
The bank has promised to reimburse customers out of pocket due to the DDoS attack.
The other businesses affected by Wednesday's attack appear to have solved their issues.
Customers have taken to social media to complain about the ongoing outage.
Clear regulations on the use of AI are needed to ensure both customer and public confidence.