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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 mobile. According to global games research company Newzoo, global app revenues will reach $58.1 billion in revenue by 2020. Not surprising given there are 3.39 billion mobile users worldwide.
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 report by Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ), an organisation representing 120,000 public accountants.
Brislen on Tech
Data centres. Big fat juicy data centres, serving up the world's content, from right here in New Zealand.
You need a few things to make that a reality. You need cheap and relatively green electricity. You need cheap real estate. You need a stable democracy that won't suddenly go "you know what, we're going to read all of your content and cut you off from the internet". You need cool weather so you don't have to chill all those racks. You need a tech savvy population in order to service said data centres, and you need cheap and diverse lines of communication out to the world.
[PLUS: Not Invented Here syndrome need not apply, and Phar Lap, Pavlova and proper record keeping]
Brislen on Tech
International borders and the World Wide Web: Many years ago I received a phone call from a local pharmacy here in New Zealand. They'd been cheerfully selling goods in accordance with New Zealand law …
Preschoolers (tamaiti) create Samoan language apps
They may be too young to enter Tahi Rua Toru Tech - the national competition to support the new Digital Technologies & Hangarau Matihiko curriculum in schools - but pre-schoolers (tamaiti) from Tino e…
Microsoft vs the United States of America - law enforcement access to cloud data
In 2018 the United States (US) Supreme Court will consider an important case regarding law enforcement's ability to access information stored in the cloud. This case will help determine the extent t…
IFIP thought leader presents to United Nations
Last week, IFIP IP3 board director Stephen Ibaraki presented to the United Nations on how Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning technologies will dramatically change the world in which we …
Programming Language Hacks
Universal Acceptance is the simple concept that all legitimate domain names and email addresses work across all applications, but a recent Universal Acceptance Steering Group (UASG) study found that …
This is a test of the emergency management system
New Zealand woke up last week a nation divided into those that received the 1.30am Civil Defence emergency alert and those who did not.
Brislen on Tech
In which we discuss the stupidity of the net neutrality debate... consider the policies of our various political parties in the lead-up to the lizard-choosing... and will the robots keep us as pets or…
The Summit of AI for Social Good
IFIP IP3 Vice Chair and Founding Chair of IFIP's Global Industry Council, Stephen Ibaraki, played a pivotal role in the development and delivery of the first AI for Good Global Summit. The following a…