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Forging links with the ‘Startup Nation’

Peter Griffin. 14 September 2023, 9:08 am

A non-profit focused on boosting collaboration between Israel and New Zealand on tech and innovation is urging political parties to put the relationship on their foreign policy agenda.

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A breakout year for generative AI - but how is it being used?

Peter Griffin. 12 September 2023, 9:07 am

2023 is not just the breakout year for generative AI technology but has also seen artificial intelligence rise "from a topic relegated to tech employees to a focus of company leaders".

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Griffin on Tech: Hipkins talks up a clean, green tech-driven economy, but is it too little too late?

Peter Griffin. 08 September 2023, 10:10 am

The political parties faced the business community in Auckland this week outlining their plans to breathe new life into a stagnant economy.

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Griffin on Tech: Digital services and gambling taxes poor substitutes for global tax reform

Peter Griffin. 01 September 2023, 12:39 pm

Digital services and online gambling tax plans are poor substitutes for the larger international tax overhaul the OECD has been working on which aims to create a more equitable tax system globally

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Small business worried about AI developments outpacing regulation

Peter Griffin. 24 August 2023, 10:11 am

A global survey of 3,000 small business owners by Xero also shows its own customers are nervous about the pace of advances in AI, particularly with the prospect of generative AI becoming a tool centra…

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Griffin on Tech: Seamless travel across the ditch a big tech test

Peter Griffin. 18 August 2023, 8:25 am

An innovative solution to streamline travel between New Zealand and Australia would only cement the recent gains in the trans-Tasman relationship.

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Can human moderators ever really rein in harmful online content? New research says yes

Marian-Andrei Rizoiu, Philipp Schneider. 16 August 2023, 10:38 pm

Social media platforms have become the "digital town squares" of our time, enabling communication and the exchange of ideas on a global scale.

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Startup stress: free support on offer for founders

Peter Griffin. 01 August 2023, 12:24 pm

Callaghan Innovation has begun offering free guidance and counselling for founders taking the rollercoaster ride of launching and trying to commercialise a startup company.

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Griffin on Tech: Cybersecurity shake-up and a dearth of digital policies 

Peter Griffin. 28 July 2023, 2:02 pm

There's not much relating to the digital policy in election pledges so far, but areas like cybersecurity need attention.

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The future of money is digital – but NZ needs a careful framework to prevent the pitfalls of cryptocurrency

New Zealand's central bank is preparing for a future that includes the mainstream use of cryptocurrency.

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Phictionary: the key methods phishing scammers use…

Peter Griffin. 18 July 2023, 10:02 am

We are in the middle of a 'scamdemic' with reported financial losses from online scams and phishing attacks reaching record levels in most countries.

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