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IBM’s Watson gets sentimental
IBM is making smart tools available on its Watson platform that can understand the sentiment in language and summarise large amounts of text.
Lessons from the Iowa app
The race to become for the US Democratic presidential nomination has had many in the tech sector shaking their heads in disbelief following the Iowa caucus last week. Forget whether it's Sanders, Warren, Buttigieg or Biden out in front, what was with the technology?
Top 10 in tech for the decade
As we approach the festive season, it's customary to post a top ten in tech summarising the previous 12 months, but as 2019 is the last year in the 2010s, I thought I'd go all-out and attempt to sum up the entire decade. Here's my list.
Computer chips that tackle climate change
Computer chips with brain-like functionality that could reduce global carbon emissions from computing have been developed by a team led by University of Canterbury Professor Simon Brown.
ICT Skills Recognition in Asia Pacific
How are tech and digital skills recognised when people move between countries, and between governments?
We're working with a number of other countries in Asia Pacific and South East Asia on an in…
Introducing Scale-Up NZ: the gateway to New Zealand’s innovation ecosystem
A free online platform connecting New Zealand businesses with funders, incubators, multinationals and other collaborators launches late yesterday.
End of the line for Pond
It started with a hiss and a roar but it sounds very much as though Network 4 Learning's experiment in online collaboration - Pond - has dried up.
Tahi Rua Toru Tech showcases student talent
The national finals of Tahi Rua Toru Tech, NZ's Digital Challenge, showed that when you ask school students to come up with new ideas to solve community problems using digital tech, they will amaze yo…
Is NZ's funding of research future-focused?
There's lots happening on the research side of things, with results of the $249M research investment through the Endeavour Fund announced recently and R&D Tax Credit scheme details released this week.…
Mobile gaming thrives
So, you want to strike it rich in entertainment? Forget the movies and pour your creative talents into gaming instead - it's worth three times as much. And one of the fastest growing segments is mobil…
Accountants grapple with AI
Business is waking up to the ethical dilemmas posed by Artificial Intelligence and it's time to move the discussion from the tech community into the mainstream. That's the prevailing message from the …