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Hi-Tech Awards: Against the gloom, an upbeat industry looks to the future…
In the modern splendour of Christchurch's Te Pae Convention Centre, the tech sector came together to honour its most successful, impactful and inspiring companies and individuals on Friday.
Griffin on Tech: Gabrielle’s telecoms lessons and the limits of DIY innovation
New reports show the barriers the telecoms industry faced in responding to Cyclone Gabrielle. We need to do better - and quickly.
DDoS attackers - hacktivists or state-backed actors?
Is Anonymous Sudan a hacktivist group or an information warfare tool of the Russian government? CyberCX has its own theory.
Griffin on Tech: AI Act progress, Kim's extradition, and women-led start-ups
It's full steam ahead on AI regulation in Europe with members of the EU Parliament passing the draft text of the Artificial Intelligence Act with strong consensus - 499 to 28 votes in favour.
New digital skills initiatives target Māori, Pasifika and the primary sector
Public cloud provider AWS has joined a handful of tech companies in offering digital access to STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) topics for low-decile intermediate schools.
New course - Digital Technology Leadership Masterclass
Supercharge your career in the dynamic digital technology industry with our innovative Digital Technology Leadership Masterclass. Designed for aspiring and current leaders, this comprehensive course e…
Griffin on Tech: The tide is (slowly) turning on R&D spending
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.
Digital twin industry effort kicks off
An industry partnership aimed at advancing digital twin technology has launched mirroring efforts across the Tasman to explore how digital twins can be used.
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: Let’s take Sam Altman at his work and regulate AI
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.
Budget 2023: No frills but money in the pot for science & tech
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.
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?
Tech Week 2023: Gearing up to make the most of our annual tech-fest
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.
Generative AI: now one of the most in-demand tech skills globally
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.
Rocket Lab’s STEM programme reaches 20,000 kids, expands to US
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 …
Griffin on Tech: AI and copyright - Big Tech wants a free pass to mine data
Copyright protection is looming large as a seminal issue to deal with as the AI revolution begins in earnest.
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.
Griffin on Tech: Don’t hit pause on AI, regulate its use now
The Elon Musk-funded Future of Life Institute this week issued an open letter calling on artificial intelligence research labs to suspend work on their most advanced projects.