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Phictionary: the key methods phishing scammers use…
We are in the middle of a 'scamdemic' with reported financial losses from online scams and phishing attacks reaching record levels in most countries.
Transparency key to making human-bot teams succeed - researchers
The generative AI revolution has the potential to impact most industries in some way, but customer service chatbots are an immediate application of the technology already widely deployed.
Digital divide, data sovereignty, skills development - priorities for Māori tech sector
Māori should be more than "token add-ons", but instead intentionally sought as partners, co-designers, and contributors to New Zealand's tech sector, a new report canvassing views from Māori in tech…
Griffin on Tech: Threads of unease
Meta's debut of Threads spells relief for fed-up Twitter users - but don't forget Mark Zuckerberg's patchy record on content moderation, privacy and data security.
New life for radio astronomy station
New Zealand's tiny community of radioastronomers was dealt a major blow last year when costing cutting at AUT saw its research operations at the Warkworth Satellite Earth Station shut down.
US govt buy vast quantities of personal information on the open market – what it means for privacy in the age of AI
Numerous government agencies have purchased vast amounts of U.S. citizens' personal information from commercial data brokers.
Griffin on Tech: Microsoft’s leg-up from the Govt and the tech bro cage fight
RNZ's Phil Pennington continues to do valuable investigative work using the Official Information Act to shine a light on the inner workings of government, including its use of technology.
With campus numbers plummeting due to online learning, do we need two categories of university degree?
As recent headlines have made clear, New Zealand universities are in an existential crisis for a variety of reasons, including a sharp drop in international student numbers and chronic underfunding.
Hi-Tech Awards: Against the gloom, an upbeat industry looks to the future…
In the modern splendour of Christchurch's Te Pae Convention Centre, the tech sector came together to honour its most successful, impactful and inspiring companies and individuals on Friday.
Griffin on Tech: Gabrielle’s telecoms lessons and the limits of DIY innovation
New reports show the barriers the telecoms industry faced in responding to Cyclone Gabrielle. We need to do better - and quickly.
DDoS attackers - hacktivists or state-backed actors?
Is Anonymous Sudan a hacktivist group or an information warfare tool of the Russian government? CyberCX has its own theory.
Griffin on Tech: AI Act progress, Kim's extradition, and women-led start-ups
It's full steam ahead on AI regulation in Europe with members of the EU Parliament passing the draft text of the Artificial Intelligence Act with strong consensus - 499 to 28 votes in favour.
New digital skills initiatives target Māori, Pasifika and the primary sector
Public cloud provider AWS has joined a handful of tech companies in offering digital access to STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) topics for low-decile intermediate schools.
AI the game changer, but who is allowed to play?
AI: What we don’t want is to have is two games, one benefitting those who have access and one where the game rules punish those who don’t.
Griffin on Tech: ChatGPT bans and the the rise of ‘FedGPT’
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment this week became the first government department to explicitly ban staff from using ChatGPT.
AI no antidote to healthcare sector woes
With hospitals overwhelmed and patients facing big delays, it's tempting to think that the health sector is a prime candidate to receive a much-needed productivity boost from artificial intelligence.
Don’t mention the metaverse - Apple finally debuts its mixed reality headset
Apple has debuted its long-anticipated mixed reality headset, the Apple Vision Pro, with the aim of creating a "fully three-dimensional user interface" but with an eye-watering price tag.
Griffin on Tech: The tide is (slowly) turning on R&D spending
Our businesses spent an additional $1 billion on R&D in the last nine months. That's great for the economy, but there's a long way to go to match spending in other OECD countries.
Digital twin industry effort kicks off
An industry partnership aimed at advancing digital twin technology has launched mirroring efforts across the Tasman to explore how digital twins can be used.
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…