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Griffin on Tech: The AI arms race heats up

Peter Griffin. 10 February 2023, 8:56 am

If you thought the tech world may take a collective pause to consider the implications of ChatGPT, think again.

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ChatGPT: AI can produce academic papers good enough for journals – just as some ban it

Brian Lucey, Michael Dowling. 31 January 2023, 2:37 pm

Some of the world's biggest academic journal publishers have banned or curbed their authors from using the advanced chatbot, ChatGPT.

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Microsoft’s bid to build ChatGPT into its produce line-up

Peter Griffin. 24 January 2023, 12:44 pm

There's a good reason Google boss Sundar Pichai issued a "code red" to his AI engineers before Christmas - the ChatGPT revolution poses a threat to Google's vast search engine empire.

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Mastodon: 10 things to know about the popular Twitter alternative

Jose Luis Orihuela. 29 November 2022, 3:24 pm

The self-destructive crisis that Twitter has embarked on since Elon Musk took control of the company at the end of October has caused a flight of users who are looking for new digital homes.

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Ransom denied: Medibank hackers start releasing sensitive data

Peter Griffin. 10 November 2022, 12:41 pm

A nightmare scenario is currently playing out for Australian health insurer Medibank, which last month saw details of up to 9.7 million customers obtained by hackers.

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Is the global decline in democracy linked to social media?

The evidence suggests that digital media impact political behaviour globally warranting concern about the impacts on democracy.

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Griffin on Tech: A key win in the war on disinformation

Peter Griffin. 14 October 2022, 2:10 pm

Alex Jones, one of the world's most odious and successful purveyors of disinformation, will be spending this weekend pondering what a US$1 billion defamation judgement against him means.

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The dark web down under: The rise of NZ’s ‘Tor Market’ for illegal drugs

Chris Wilkins and Marta Rychert. 14 October 2022, 12:33 am

On the face of it, New Zealand may seem an unlikely location for a rising international darknet drug market. Yet these factors may be exactly what has driven this market innovation.

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Griffin on Tech: Can Salesforce deliver on its green dream?

Peter Griffin. 23 September 2022, 12:24 pm

Dreamforce 2022 saw the Salesforce tech fest return in fine fashion. But can the company keep up its rapid growth while embracing sustainability?

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Salesforce debuts Net Zero Marketplace for carbon credits 

Peter Griffin. 22 September 2022, 5:47 am

Users of the Salesforce CRM platform now have an easy place to source trusted providers of carbon credits to offset their emissions-generating activities.

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Griffin on Tech: Policy u-turns, tax and the digital economy

Peter Griffin. 02 September 2022, 11:39 am

Uber and Airbnb bills will soon cost more. But what about the tech multinationals and their efforts to book revenue in low-tax countries?

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