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UNESCO adopts a global agreement on the ethics of artificial intelligence

By Elizabeth Eastwood. 08 December 2021, 9:12 am

UNESCO has adopted a recommendation on the ethics of artificial intelligence which bans the use of AI systems for social scoring and mass surveillance.

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Getting ambitious on the tech gender gap - #10KWāhine

By Vanessa Sorenson. 01 December 2021, 9:07 am

Addressing the tech skills shortage is about opening our borders. Many women simply don't see technology or digital-focused roles as realistic options.

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Digital Identity in New Zealand: technical choices have human impacts

By James Ting-Edwards. 26 November 2021, 9:35 am

People need a chance to engage on the good, bad, and ugly of digital IDs.

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Griffin on Tech: Kiwis don't want to be monitored working from home

Peter Griffin. 29 October 2021, 2:01 pm

Here's the dilemma employers face as they look out over empty office cubicles because everyone is working from home - should they use monitoring tools to keep tabs on their employees?

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During Covid we turned to video games to stay entertained - and connected

Peter Griffin. 26 October 2021, 12:22 pm

 Video games constituted the second more popular medium behind streaming video during the pandemic, according to new research from the Interactive Games and Entertainment Association.

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Beyond Zoom and video lectures — what do uni students really want from online learning?

Dilani Gedera, Ashwini Datt, Cheryl Brown, Dianne Forbes, Maggie Hartnett . 04 October 2021, 3:52 pm

It's important we understand what happens for students when their learning shifts online with little to no warning.

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The digital tools to help you improve your Māori language skills

Peter Griffin. 14 September 2021, 9:32 am

The Te Aka Māori Dictionary app has had a major revamp in time for Te Wiki o te Reo Māori (Māori Language Week).

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Another lockdown and still no digital equity plan

Kim Connolly-Stone. 13 September 2021, 10:18 am

Many New Zealanders entered the latest lockdown without the digital basics in place. That needs to change.

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Screentime guidelines unhelpful, co-viewing preferable - experts

Peter Griffin. 07 September 2021, 9:29 am

Only one in eight Kiwi kids is meeting Ministry of Health guidelines for time spent on digital devices, according to research from Koi Tu, the Centre for informed Futures. 

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Expect to pay more for Office and Microsoft 365 next year

Peter Griffin. 26 August 2021, 10:41 am

Microsoft may be more profitable than ever, but it is giving customers six months notice that Microsoft 365 and Office prices are going to rise.

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Women's Leadership Symposium - STEM sector attendance grants available

Peter Griffin. 03 August 2021, 10:10 am

Entrepreneur Theresa Gattung, journalist Alison Mau and the director-general of the Security Intelligence Service, Rebecca Kitteridge, will headline the Women's Leadership Symposium in Auckland next m…

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Quick ITP update and upcoming events

Paul Matthews. 26 July 2021, 4:35 pm

[From Monday] Well what an amazing month we've had at ITP, and this week is going to be no exception.

We've been running our ITx conference this years as a series of mini-conference "Innovation Day…

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Quick ITP update and upcoming events

Paul Matthews. 19 July 2021, 4:05 pm

Wow, what an amazing week last week.

As well as running the ITx Innovation Days in Wellington and Nelson with good crowds and excellent talks, we also ran the CITRENZ Conference Weds-Friday, the IT…

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Quick ITP update and upcoming events

Paul Matthews. 24 May 2021, 5:13 pm

[From Monday] We need your help and we need it urgently!

The NZ Excellence in IT Awards nominations close this Wednesday, and we need your help to identify the people and teams doing great things i…

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Vodafone Foundation initiative crunches the data on inequality

Peter Griffin. 18 May 2021, 8:35 am

A new project from the Vodafone Foundation, the non-profit arm of the telecoms company, aims to present a new, data-driven perspective on inequality.

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Quick ITP update and upcoming events

Paul Matthews. 04 May 2021, 2:00 pm

[From Tuesday] I met recently with digital minister Hon David Clark to talk through many of the challenges facing the digital and tech sector, including the skills pathway work we're undertaking as pa…

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Quick ITP update and upcoming events

Paul Matthews. 27 April 2021, 2:58 pm

[From Tuesday] So what are the NZ Excellence in IT Awards, known as the EXes, and why do we bother? After all, there are some really brilliant awards programmes already happening in our sector.


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Quick ITP update and upcoming events

Paul Matthews. 19 April 2021, 3:13 pm

There's so much going on at ITP at the moment; you'll be seeing lots of different emails and posts about how to get involved in various activities.

So I thought I'd take a few minutes to outline so…

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Quick ITP update and upcoming events

Paul Matthews. 29 March 2021, 11:55 am

Here's a bumper update for this week!

Firstly, do come and join Ants Dowling and me as we travel the country doing a quick update on ITP activities and strategy. It'll be great to catch up and see …

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Introducing the #IWDCodingChallenge

Techblog Staff. 24 March 2021, 7:45 am

Australian organisation She Codes has teamed up with recruitment firm Robert Walters to launch the #IWDCodingChallenge to encourage those who haven't had a crack at coding a chance to give it a go.

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