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Griffin on Tech: The tide is (slowly) turning on R&D spending

Peter Griffin. 02 June 2023, 10:46 am

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.

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Digital twin industry effort kicks off

Peter Griffin. 01 June 2023, 12:10 pm

An industry partnership aimed at advancing digital twin technology has launched mirroring efforts across the Tasman to explore how digital twins can be used.

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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: Let’s take Sam Altman at his work and regulate AI

Peter Griffin. 19 May 2023, 2:19 pm

The AI Act has the potential to offer a template for countries including New Zealand to begin legislating. The sooner we get moving on that the better.

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Budget 2023: No frills but money in the pot for science & tech 

Peter Griffin. 18 May 2023, 3:35 pm

Grant Robertson's budget sought to relieve pressure resulting for the escalating costs of living but lived up to the pre-budget hints at forward-looking investments in science, tech and skills.

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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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Tech Week 2023: Gearing up to make the most of our annual tech-fest

Peter Griffin. 09 May 2023, 1:01 pm

It's almost that time of the year again when tech-themed events are held all over the country, with something of interest for IT professionals, entrepreneurs and members of the public alike.

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Generative AI: now one of the most in-demand tech skills globally

Peter Griffin. 04 May 2023, 1:54 pm

The explosion of interest in generative AI tools following the release of ChatGPT in November has seen a bump in interest in artificial intelligence skills across the board.

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Rocket Lab’s STEM programme reaches 20,000 kids, expands to US

Peter Griffin. 27 April 2023, 7:26 am

Rocket Lab is looking to build a pipeline of engineers and tech professionals for the future with its Space Ambassadors programme having now reached 20,000 New Zealand children, the company said this …

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Griffin on Tech: AI and copyright - Big Tech wants a free pass to mine data

Peter Griffin. 21 April 2023, 10:28 am

Copyright protection is looming large as a seminal issue to deal with as the AI revolution begins in earnest.

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