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AI no antidote to healthcare sector woes

Peter Griffin. 08 June 2023, 10:12 am

With hospitals overwhelmed and patients facing big delays, it's tempting to think that the health sector is a prime candidate to receive a much-needed productivity boost from artificial intelligence.

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Don’t mention the metaverse - Apple finally debuts its mixed reality headset

Peter Griffin. 06 June 2023, 9:49 am

Apple has debuted its long-anticipated mixed reality headset, the Apple Vision Pro, with the aim of creating a "fully three-dimensional user interface" but with an eye-watering price tag.

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Griffin on Tech: The tide is (slowly) turning on R&D spending

Peter Griffin. 02 June 2023, 10:46 am

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.

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Digital twin industry effort kicks off

Peter Griffin. 01 June 2023, 12:10 pm

An industry partnership aimed at advancing digital twin technology has launched mirroring efforts across the Tasman to explore how digital twins can be used.

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Fighting foot & mouth disease: An algorithm could make all the difference

Peter Griffin. 30 May 2023, 9:04 am

A team of University of Canterbury scientists have set out to develop algorithms to inform biosecurity efforts to tackle biological threats that could have devastating impacts on the environment - and…

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Griffin on Tech: Amid generative AI frenzy, Privacy Commissioner sounds a warning

Peter Griffin. 26 May 2023, 8:02 am

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.

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What is a black box? A computer scientist explains what it means when the inner workings of AIs are hidden

Saurabh Bagchi. 23 May 2023, 10:49 am

The field of explainable AI is working to develop algorithms that, while not necessarily glass box, can be better understood by humans.

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Griffin on Tech: Let’s take Sam Altman at his work and regulate AI

Peter Griffin. 19 May 2023, 2:19 pm

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.

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Budget 2023: No frills but money in the pot for science & tech 

Peter Griffin. 18 May 2023, 3:35 pm

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.

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When US$200,000+ is the median - insights into what listed US tech companies pay

Peter Griffin. 16 May 2023, 3:22 pm

A review of median salaries offered at publicly listed tech companies shows the extent to which they continue to pay high salaries, particularly for software engineering expertise that allows them to …

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Griffin on Tech: Budget 2023 - Science, tech and skills in focus

Peter Griffin. 12 May 2023, 10:44 am

Chris Hipkins has flagged a budget with a focus on science, tech, skills and infrastructure. Will it deliver for the digital economy?

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