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Machine learning can predict leaders, maybe

Sarah Putt. 20 June 2019, 7:58 pm

What makes a good leader? Apparently, this too can be answered by Artificial Intelligence. That's according to a study led by Otago University, which claims that very soon machines will have a say in who becomes top dog.

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Facebook launches own cryptocurrency

Paul Brislen. 19 June 2019, 6:51 am

First it came for your cat videos, then it wanted your demographic data, finally it took your privacy. Now Facebook just wants your wallet.

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Auckland Uni invests in AI

Sarah Putt. 18 June 2019, 6:32 pm

The University of Auckland has established a new Artificial Intelligence lab, with $4 million in Government funding, and has recruited a former member of IBM Research AI to run it.

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Tech sector performance review: employees weigh in

Paul Brislen. 17 June 2019, 7:59 am

Employer technology choices remain among the top three requirements Kiwi staff have, according to the latest Randstad annual employer brand survey.

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Flying cabs - really?

Sarah Putt. 13 June 2019, 6:09 pm

Uber announced at its annual shindig 'Uber Elevate' that it will begin testing an air taxi service next year in Los Angeles, Dallas and Melbourne, with expectations of launching a commercial service i…

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The taxman cometh, albeit slowly

Paul Brislen. 12 June 2019, 7:03 am

Finance ministers from the G20 nations have agreed to press ahead with plans to reform the global tax regime to limit the amount of tax avoidance currently carried out by some of our largest tech comp…

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Focus on Agritech at Fieldays

Sarah Putt. 11 June 2019, 9:03 pm

With the National Fieldays in Hamilton kicking off this week the focus shifts to Agritech, and this year a new initiative, Agritech Unleashed, will showcase what's happening in this burgeoning area of…

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ITx Rutherford - Submissions now open

Techblog Staff. 10 June 2019, 7:24 am

ITx Rutherford is coming to Nelson in October and the call for papers is out now.

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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 07 June 2019, 7:00 am

Here's a quick weekly update from ITP CEO Paul Matthews.

I'm currently on my way to Hong Kong for the annual Seoul Accord meeting, joining our Accreditations Board Chair Prof Steve MacDonell and Ch…

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KiwiNet Awards highlight tech diversity

Sarah Putt. 06 June 2019, 6:32 pm

Technology is a vast, almost limitless sector, and nowhere is this better demonstrated than in the annual KiwiNet Awards, which recognises successful research commercialisation within New Zealand's un…

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 06 June 2019, 6:00 am

Well, that went well.

First of all, a user of YouTube (owned by Google) in Brazil discovered that her video of her daughter playing in the backyard was being viewed hundreds of thousands of times. …

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