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ChatGPT and Threads reflect the challenges of fast tech adoption

Omar H. Fares, Seung Hwan (Mark) Lee. 03 August 2023, 11:21 am

While rapid user adoption is a promising start, it doesn’t guarantee long-term success.

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Griffin on Tech: Cybersecurity shake-up and a dearth of digital policies 

Peter Griffin. 28 July 2023, 2:02 pm

There's not much relating to the digital policy in election pledges so far, but areas like cybersecurity need attention.

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DIA issues its guidance on how to use generative AI in the public sector

Peter Griffin. 27 July 2023, 8:13 am

As infographics go, it won't win any design awards, but many public servants will welcome some official advice on how to test the waters with the new wave of generative AI tools and platforms.

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The future of money is digital – but NZ needs a careful framework to prevent the pitfalls of cryptocurrency

New Zealand's central bank is preparing for a future that includes the mainstream use of cryptocurrency.

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Phictionary: the key methods phishing scammers use…

Peter Griffin. 18 July 2023, 10:02 am

We are in the middle of a 'scamdemic' with reported financial losses from online scams and phishing attacks reaching record levels in most countries.

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Transparency key to making human-bot teams succeed - researchers

Peter Griffin. 13 July 2023, 11:28 am

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.

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Griffin on Tech: Threads of unease

Peter Griffin. 07 July 2023, 1:49 pm

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.

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US govt buy vast quantities of personal information on the open market – what it means for privacy in the age of AI

Anne Toomey McKenna. 04 July 2023, 11:19 am

Numerous government agencies have purchased vast amounts of U.S. citizens' personal information from commercial data brokers.

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DDoS attackers - hacktivists or state-backed actors?

Peter Griffin. 20 June 2023, 12:44 pm

Is Anonymous Sudan a hacktivist group or an information warfare tool of the Russian government? CyberCX has its own theory.

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AI the game changer, but who is allowed to play?

Viv Chandra. 13 June 2023, 10:49 am

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.

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Griffin on Tech: ChatGPT bans and the the rise of ‘FedGPT’

Peter Griffin. 09 June 2023, 10:53 am

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment this week became the first government department to explicitly ban staff from using ChatGPT.

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AI no antidote to healthcare sector woes

Peter Griffin. 08 June 2023, 10:12 am

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.

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Don’t mention the metaverse - Apple finally debuts its mixed reality headset

Peter Griffin. 06 June 2023, 9:49 am

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.

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Fighting foot & mouth disease: An algorithm could make all the difference

Peter Griffin. 30 May 2023, 9:04 am

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…

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Griffin on Tech: Amid generative AI frenzy, Privacy Commissioner sounds a warning

Peter Griffin. 26 May 2023, 8:02 am

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.

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What is a black box? A computer scientist explains what it means when the inner workings of AIs are hidden

Saurabh Bagchi. 23 May 2023, 10:49 am

The field of explainable AI is working to develop algorithms that, while not necessarily glass box, can be better understood by humans.

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Griffin on Tech: Budget 2023 - Science, tech and skills in focus

Peter Griffin. 12 May 2023, 10:44 am

Chris Hipkins has flagged a budget with a focus on science, tech, skills and infrastructure. Will it deliver for the digital economy?

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It’s being called Russia’s most sophisticated cyber espionage tool. What is Snake, and why is it so dangerous?

Greg Skulmoski. 11 May 2023, 10:12 pm

Snake, the Russian cyber espionage tool, is a simple concept, cloaked in masterful technical design.

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Griffin on Tech: When IT goes postal and avoiding AI doing the same

Peter Griffin. 05 May 2023, 9:12 am

Imagine being accused of theft, fired, and having your career ruined because some misconfigured piece of software identified irregular financial activity in your division.

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A rise in self-service technologies may cause a decline in our sense of community

Blake Lee-Whiting. 26 April 2023, 3:17 pm

While self-service technologies have the potential to improve efficiency, reduce costs and improve user experience, these technologies raise complex economic and political questions.

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