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Translation project to bring more te reo Māori to mainstream news reports
A machine learning tech partnership aims to make it easier for mainstream media outlets to make more content available in te reo Māori.
AI, smart sensors, robotics feature in $236.5 million Endeavour funding round
Artificial intelligence, smart sensors and robotics feature in projects funded as part of the Government's $236.5 million Endeavour Fund research grants.
The 86 million: micro credentials key to tackling digital skills shortages
There are around 86 million people across seven countries in the Asia Pacific region that will need digital skills training - in the next year.
Big tech names invest in Atomic.io
A who's who of New Zealand veteran tech investors have backed Wellington start-up Atomic.io in a series A investment round that raised $4.5 million.
How much public cloud do we want?
We will soon be spoilt for choice with NZ-based public cloud providers. But it will pay to keep some of our data to ourselves.
Tech companies team up for common cybersecurity data standard
Tech companies are building a common data standard to cut through the confusion when cybersecurity threats rear their heads.
1,300 students looking for their first tech job
NZ Hi-Tech Awards winner Summer of Tech currently has 1,300 interns students to start their first job in the tech sector.
Griffin on Tech: We have a problem with digital trust
If we want to make the most of a society and economy that is increasingly digital, we need to get to grips with how we manage identity in the digital world.
A ‘tidal wave’ of disruption is on the way - CSIRO
Australia's national science agency, the CSIRO, has published its once-in-a-decade report on the future and it's a picture of massive change, with tech playing a central role.
Tech industry lobbies to dump the leap second
Tech companies want to do away with the 'leap second' used to keep our clocks accurate but which can play havoc with computers.
Griffin on Tech: A software sector stalwart steps back
Opinionated, flawed, passionate, pragmatic and a true software innovator, McCrae leaves a great legacy for Orion and the New Zealand tech sector.
Spark goes rural to trial millimetre wave 5G technology
Spark has partnered with rural services provider Wrightson PPG to trial 5G millimetre wave (mmWave) technology which it hopes can boost connectivity in the regions.
Why are telcos selling off their mobile towers?
Vodafone and Spark have sold their networks of mobile towers delivering billions in cash to the companies and mirroring a trend in telecoms infrastructure happening around the world.
Griffin on Tech: The lesson from Uber’s cut-throat gameplan
We need to enable innovators to move quickly without accepting the social and economic carnage that can result from unfettered innovation.
The immigration rebalance and what it means for tech workers and employers
Relief is on the horizon for tech firms hit by a talent shortage that is yet to let up despite our borders reopening.
Griffin on Tech: Three Waters IT merger an opportunity to pursue 'Water 4.0'
The IT integration costs of Three Waters could run to $300 - $500 million. But it's a prime opportunity to digitise our national water infrastructure.
Another undersea cable to link us to the world
Southern Cross Cables has launched the SX NEXT fibre cable spanning 15,840km and linking Sydney to Los Angeles via Auckland, Fiji, Tokelau and Kiribati.
Uncompetitive: NZ is slipping on global benchmarks…
New Zealand has suffered the biggest drop in rankings among 63 nations compared on measures of their competitiveness, including in technology, science and business productivity.
Have the leading AI companies become a victim of their own hype?
The media hype over a Google engineer's belief that the company's AI chatbot has become sentient has been widely slammed by AI experts.
Griffin on Tech - We need to learn from Ports of Auckland's automation misadventure
Ports of Auckland should and can serve as a lesson for anyone heading down the automation path.