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Fighting foot & mouth disease: An algorithm could make all the difference
A team of University of Canterbury scientists have set out to develop algorithms to inform biosecurity efforts to tackle biological threats that could have devastating impacts on the environment - and the primary sector.
Griffin on Tech: Amid generative AI frenzy, Privacy Commissioner sounds a warning
Do we have the regulatory tools to deal with generative AI? Our Privacy Commissioner says 'yes', but urges companies and government departments to proceed with caution.
Microsoft Build: Software giant continues its march towards AI-everything
Microsoft continues to make the most of its multi-billion dollar investment in OpenAI unveiling a suite of AI tools set to become key features of Windows 11, Microsoft 365 and its Bing search engine.
Griffin on Tech: Let’s take Sam Altman at his work and regulate AI
The AI Act has the potential to offer a template for countries including New Zealand to begin legislating. The sooner we get moving on that the better.
Budget 2023: No frills but money in the pot for science & tech
Grant Robertson's budget sought to relieve pressure resulting for the escalating costs of living but lived up to the pre-budget hints at forward-looking investments in science, tech and skills.
When US$200,000+ is the median - insights into what listed US tech companies pay
A review of median salaries offered at publicly listed tech companies shows the extent to which they continue to pay high salaries, particularly for software engineering expertise that allows them to …
Griffin on Tech: Budget 2023 - Science, tech and skills in focus
Chris Hipkins has flagged a budget with a focus on science, tech, skills and infrastructure. Will it deliver for the digital economy?
Tech Week 2023: Gearing up to make the most of our annual tech-fest
It's almost that time of the year again when tech-themed events are held all over the country, with something of interest for IT professionals, entrepreneurs and members of the public alike.
Griffin on Tech: When IT goes postal and avoiding AI doing the same
Imagine being accused of theft, fired, and having your career ruined because some misconfigured piece of software identified irregular financial activity in your division.
Generative AI: now one of the most in-demand tech skills globally
The explosion of interest in generative AI tools following the release of ChatGPT in November has seen a bump in interest in artificial intelligence skills across the board.
Griffin on Tech: AI and local casualties in the 'year of efficiency'
Big Tech's 'year of efficiency' employee cull seems to be working, with the shareprices of Google, Microsoft, and Meta experiencing a bump in the wake of their latest quarterly earnings announcements.