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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.
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 the primary sector.
Griffin on Tech: Amid generative AI frenzy, Privacy Commissioner sounds a warning
Do we have the regulatory tools to deal with generative AI? Our Privacy Commissioner says 'yes', but urges companies and government departments to proceed with caution.
What is a black box? A computer scientist explains what it means when the inner workings of AIs are hidden
The field of explainable AI is working to develop algorithms that, while not necessarily glass box, can be better understood by humans.
Griffin on Tech: Budget 2023 - Science, tech and skills in focus
Chris Hipkins has flagged a budget with a focus on science, tech, skills and infrastructure. Will it deliver for the digital economy?
It’s being called Russia’s most sophisticated cyber espionage tool. What is Snake, and why is it so dangerous?
Snake, the Russian cyber espionage tool, is a simple concept, cloaked in masterful technical design.
Griffin on Tech: When IT goes postal and avoiding AI doing the same
Imagine being accused of theft, fired, and having your career ruined because some misconfigured piece of software identified irregular financial activity in your division.
A rise in self-service technologies may cause a decline in our sense of community
While self-service technologies have the potential to improve efficiency, reduce costs and improve user experience, these technologies raise complex economic and political questions.
Will AI ever reach human-level intelligence? We asked 5 experts
There’s no doubt AI systems appear to be “intelligent” to some extent. But could they ever be as intelligent as humans?
Microsoft’s Vasu Jakkal: AI will transform cybersecurity - and tackle the cyber skills shortage
Cybersecurity is getting the generative AI treatment, with Microsoft's new Security Copilot service incorporating the same artificial intelligence technology that has taken the world by storm.