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Siri to learn te reo

Sarah Putt. 24 October 2019, 6:45 am

The Government will invest $13 million in a multilingual language platform that will enable Apple's AI assistant Siri to speak te reo Māori, it has been announced by Research, Science and Innovation Minister Megan Woods.

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Civil Defence alerts: probe after many failed to receive warnings

Paul Brislen. 23 October 2019, 3:41 pm

Civil Defence has begun an urgent review of its systems after emergency mobile alerts sent out regarding the Auckland Convention Centre fire did not go to all recipients in the area.

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NZ's fibre adoption not always a sure thing

Sarah Putt. 22 October 2019, 7:00 am

As a nation we are second only to Japan in adoption of fibre broadband services, according to research firm IDC. It's ConsumerScape 360 Survey reports that 44% of New Zealanders now access the internet through fibre, up from 33% last year and double the average worldwide rate of 20%.

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How to scale impact through innovation and transformation

Pia Andrews. 21 October 2019, 7:17 am

The public sector is one of the largest purchasers of digital transformation projects, yet often these programmes of work result in minimal change. Pia Andrews takes a closer look at how to deliver be…

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 18 October 2019, 4:23 pm

When Facebook told lies about how much people watched video it scored a $40m fine. It makes roughly 1000 times that much in profit each year.

And Australia, it's always been the lucky country. So w…

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Silicon Valley start up unveils Kiwi Space Radar

Sarah Putt. 17 October 2019, 8:48 am

The first commercial radar to track objects smaller than 10cms in space was officially opened in Naseby, Central Otago this week. Named the Kiwi Space Radar (KSR), it is designed to track the full ran…

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New survey scores NZ privacy highly but some work still to be done

Paul Brislen. 16 October 2019, 7:21 am

New Zealand makes it into the top ten countries in the world for privacy protections but still has some work to do, according to a new survey.

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The value of an arts degree in teaching computer science

Sarah Putt. 15 October 2019, 8:17 am

An Arts degree can be a useful qualification if you are pursuing a career in the field of software development. That's according to Andrew Luxton-Reilly, Associate Professor in the Department of Compu…

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Defections take the wind out of Libra's crypto-sails

Paul Brislen. 14 October 2019, 7:24 am

Facebook's first foray into crypto currency, Libra, appears to be if not entirely dead then at least severely wounded, following the withdrawal of a host of key participants.

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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 11 October 2019, 4:01 pm

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

Wow, what an absolutely amazing few days at ITx Rutherford 2019 in Nelson.

Our speakers have all been brilliant and as always, the thing t…

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 11 October 2019, 3:05 pm

this week from ITP TechBlog editor Paul Brislen:

A sporting contest between broadcasting and the internet - who will win? No end in sight to live streaming's dark side.

And has Facebook given up…

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