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Auckland Uni invests in AI

Sarah Putt. 18 June 2019, 6:32 pm

The University of Auckland has established a new Artificial Intelligence lab, with $4 million in Government funding, and has recruited a former member of IBM Research AI to run it.

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Tech sector performance review: employees weigh in

Paul Brislen. 17 June 2019, 7:59 am

Employer technology choices remain among the top three requirements Kiwi staff have, according to the latest Randstad annual employer brand survey.

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Flying cabs - really?

Sarah Putt. 13 June 2019, 6:09 pm

Uber announced at its annual shindig 'Uber Elevate' that it will begin testing an air taxi service next year in Los Angeles, Dallas and Melbourne, with expectations of launching a commercial service i…

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The taxman cometh, albeit slowly

Paul Brislen. 12 June 2019, 7:03 am

Finance ministers from the G20 nations have agreed to press ahead with plans to reform the global tax regime to limit the amount of tax avoidance currently carried out by some of our largest tech comp…

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Focus on Agritech at Fieldays

Sarah Putt. 11 June 2019, 9:03 pm

With the National Fieldays in Hamilton kicking off this week the focus shifts to Agritech, and this year a new initiative, Agritech Unleashed, will showcase what's happening in this burgeoning area of…

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ITx Rutherford - Submissions now open

Techblog Staff. 10 June 2019, 7:24 am

ITx Rutherford is coming in October and the call for papers is closing! Come and talk at the tech sector's independent tech conference.

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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 07 June 2019, 7:00 am

Here's a quick weekly update from ITP CEO Paul Matthews.

I'm currently on my way to Hong Kong for the annual Seoul Accord meeting, joining our Accreditations Board Chair Prof Steve MacDonell and Ch…

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KiwiNet Awards highlight tech diversity

Sarah Putt. 06 June 2019, 6:32 pm

Technology is a vast, almost limitless sector, and nowhere is this better demonstrated than in the annual KiwiNet Awards, which recognises successful research commercialisation within New Zealand's un…

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 06 June 2019, 6:00 am

Well, that went well.

First of all, a user of YouTube (owned by Google) in Brazil discovered that her video of her daughter playing in the backyard was being viewed hundreds of thousands of times. …

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Digital giants to face DST

Paul Brislen. 05 June 2019, 8:53 am

Should multinationals be able to move profits around the globe and "minimise their tax burden" or should they support the local economies in which they operate?

This is the question facing the gove…

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Password psychology

Sarah Putt. 04 June 2019, 9:20 pm

If you thought that passwords were a way to protect people's data, a key made up of letters, numbers and other symbols that enabled everything from making a purchase online to updating a Facebook acco…

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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 31 May 2019, 11:50 am

So much going on this week! An updated Immigration shortage list went live this week marking a larger role for ITP in immigration qualifications assessment, ITP is co-leading a scheduled review for al…

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Brislen on Tech: Budget edition

Paul Brislen. 31 May 2019, 11:00 am

The Budget is finally here but what a warm-up act that was. We take a closer look at the story of the week, and then at the actual Budget itself.

And then... Do you remember where you were when the…

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Start-ups to benefit from funding boost in Budget

Sarah Putt. 30 May 2019, 5:00 pm

A new $300 million fund designed to help fill the "capital gap" for New Zealand companies, and $157 million over four years to support business innovation, were announced in the Government's Budget 20…

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Section 252

Paul Brislen. 30 May 2019, 6:51 am

After a lot of excitement and visions of Tom Cruise abseiling in to Treasury to steal the NOC list, I mean Budget 2019 documents, it seems instead that someone was trying out search terms in the websi…

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Deliberately and systematically hacked

Paul Brislen. 28 May 2019, 9:52 pm

Treasury is claiming that the National Party's leaked Budget documents are the result of a deliberate and "systematic" attack on its systems. The police have been called and the National Cyber Securit…

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Govt use of algorithms under scrutiny

Sarah Putt. 28 May 2019, 6:50 pm

A new independent agency that oversees the use of algorithms in government decision-making is required to counter unintended bias. That's the recommendation from researchers at the University of Otago…

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ICT Skills Recognition in Asia Pacific

Paul Matthews. 27 May 2019, 9:00 am

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…

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 27 May 2019, 8:00 am

Whether Chinese telco-equipment maker Huawei is a puppet of a Communist regime or a pawn in the international machinations of two super powers is pretty much immaterial at the moment.

The company …

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2019 Hi-Tech Awards winners announced

Techblog Staff. 27 May 2019, 7:51 am

The 2019 Hi-Tech Awards gala dinner, held in Auckland on Friday, celebrated the best of the tech sector in New Zealand with 1100 in attendance. Check out the winners here.

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