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Griffin on Tech: The minister of everything tech-related gets to work

Peter Griffin. 01 December 2023, 11:54 am

You have to hand it to Judith Collins - the veteran politician hasn't shied away from a large workload in the new coalition government.

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The vast majority of us have no idea what the padlock icon on our internet browser is – and it’s putting us at risk

Fiona Carroll. 27 November 2023, 11:18 pm
The vast majority of us have no idea what the padlock icon on our internet browser is – and it’s putting us at risk

New research shows that only 5% of UK adults understand the significance of the padlock symbol on a web browser. This is a threat to our online safety.

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Pulling the plug on the internet for a day - what it would cost the world?

Peter Griffin. 09 November 2023, 4:39 pm

An occasional digital detox is a great way to reconnect with the real world, slow down and enjoy analogue life. But what would be the impact of the world losing the internet for a day?

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A new Silicon Valley manifesto reveals the bleak, dangerous philosophy driving the tech industry

Hallam Stevens. 07 November 2023, 11:56 pm

In 1993, Marc Andreessen was an undergraduate at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, where he also worked at the US-government funded National Center for Supercomputing Applications.

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Responsible AI toolkits launched as nations release the Bletchley Declaration on AI

Peter Griffin. 02 November 2023, 1:38 pm

Britain and 27 other nations, excluding New Zealand, have published the Bletchley Declaration with the aim of boosting global efforts to work together on artificial intelligence safety.

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Quantum computers in 2023: how they work, what they do, and where they’re heading

Christopher Ferrie. 24 October 2023, 11:14 am

Attempting to forecast the future of quantum computing today is akin to predicting flying cars and ending up with cameras in our phones instead.

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Waikato introduces first fintech degree

Peter Griffin. 19 October 2023, 10:20 am

A dedicated fintech undergraduate degree will prepare students to enter the rapidly growing fintech sector which generates $1.8 billion in export earnings for the country.

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Auckland's bid to attract (and keep) tech talent

Peter Griffin. 11 October 2023, 12:04 pm

Tātaki Auckland Unlimited claims a month-long 'Auckland is Calling' recruitment drive generated 400 tech-sector job applications.

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National plans to go big on aerospace - without spending anything?

Peter Griffin. 05 October 2023, 2:05 pm

The National Party today pledged to appoint a minister of space and greenlight development of two additional aerospace facilities if it forms the next Government following the October 14 election.

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TUANZ: Tackle tech skills shortage by attracting diverse talent

Peter Griffin. 21 September 2023, 1:38 pm

The Technology Users Association has called on the next Government to ramp up its efforts to address skills shortages which the tech sector has identified as its key barrier to growth.

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A breakout year for generative AI - but how is it being used?

Peter Griffin. 12 September 2023, 9:07 am

2023 is not just the breakout year for generative AI technology but has also seen artificial intelligence rise "from a topic relegated to tech employees to a focus of company leaders".

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