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Bard: First impressions of Google’s AI bot

Peter Griffin. 30 March 2023, 10:42 am

Google's ChatGPT rival Bard became available last week to users in the United States and the United Kingdom as the generative artificial intelligence race heats up.

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China’s experience with mobile payments highlights the pros and cons of a cashless society

Research on China’s experience with mobile payments suggests that people who pay with mobile devices are happier than those who do not.

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Griffin on Tech: Bailouts and bans - how tech and politics have become increasingly entangled

Peter Griffin. 17 March 2023, 10:47 am

From bailing out SVB to threatening to ban TikTok, the US Government's moves this week lead us into dangerous territory.

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Futurists predict a point where humans and machines become one. But will we see it coming?

Many features of a technological singularity promise amazing enhancements to our lives, but it’s a worry these AIs are the products of private industry.

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Web3NZ - the new home for all things Web3 in Aotearoa

Peter Griffin. 14 March 2023, 9:01 am

A new online community set up by Callaghan Innovation aims to be the go-to place to share ideas and gain advice for those working in the Web3 space.

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The internet in 2023: We are highly connected, but significant disparities remain

Peter Griffin. 07 March 2023, 8:52 am

As a nation we are more immersed in the online world than ever and overwhelmingly see the internet as a force for good. But...

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Griffin on Tech: Censorship, China’s ChatGPT clones and banning TikTok…

Peter Griffin. 03 March 2023, 7:07 pm

China has begun cracking down on start-ups who've been using virtual private networks to access OpenAI's vastly popular ChatGPT generative AI service.

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Griffin on Tech: Becoming second-class social media citizens

Peter Griffin. 24 February 2023, 3:07 pm

As Big Tech embraces the pay-to-play model for more aspects of its services, it's a good opportunity to re-evaluate to what extent we need them.

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How to talk your way out of a cybersecurity crisis

Peter Griffin. 23 February 2023, 1:03 pm

If you suffer a serious data breach or cyberattack, how you communicate with key stakeholders who are affected can make or break your reputation.

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2degrees bringing forward Starlink Business launch as interest in satellite surges

Peter Griffin. 21 February 2023, 11:56 am

2Degrees is launching its Starlink Business satellite broadband offering early with interest in satellite skyrocketing as a result of the communications outages suffered during last week's flood disas…

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Cyclone Gabrielle tests the resilience of our telecoms networks

Peter Griffin. 14 February 2023, 11:09 am

The country's central telecoms networks appear to have held up well to Cyclone Gabrielle's onslaught, even if thousands of customers have lost connectivity due to power outages.

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