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Social media fails another crime victim
Graphic images of a murdered US teen are being circulated on Instagram only months after the Christchurch terror attacks were live streamed. Instagram's thoughts are with the victim's family and friends, but where are its actions?
Digital disappearing acts
The concept of ownership in a digital world is once again under the spotlight following Microsoft's move this month to close its books category. Those who had purchased ebooks will get a refund, having been forewarned about the closure in April.
How many people turn up for an event is in itself newsworthy, even more so if it's a protest march. The pro-democracy protest on Monday in Hong Kong is a prime example, according to The New York Times the organisers claimed that 550,000 people turned out, the police counter-claimed with 190,000, but AI researchers put the number at 265,000.
Machine learning can predict leaders, maybe
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 …
Auckland Uni invests in AI
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.
Tech sector performance review: employees weigh in
Employer technology choices remain among the top three requirements Kiwi staff have, according to the latest Randstad annual employer brand survey.
Brislen on Tech
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. …
Digital giants to face DST
Should multinationals be able to move profits around the globe and "minimise their tax burden" or should they support the local economies in which they operate?
This is the question facing the gove…
Brislen on Tech
Vodafone is sold, FINALLY, and the telco market is shaken up again...
But where to now for the mobile market in New Zealand and why won't 5G fry my brain?
And we'll always have Paris - how is th…
The company that NZ start-ups keep
New Zealand start-ups are in the "activation phase" of their collective life-cycle, with the strongest showing in the Agtech & New Food, and Life Sciences sectors. That's according to the Start-Up Gen…
Regulating social media: lessons from Britain’s first highway code
Social media has risen from nowhere to become the dominant media platform on the planet in a short space of time, but at a cost. What can we learn from other rapidly developed technologies and how the…