Voice-controlled artificial intelligence systems, and even robots, have become more common in our everyday lives. How should we properly address, and relate, to these virtual beings?
Grace Millane's death shook New Zealand, and reverberated throughout the world. She arrived on our shores, a 21-year-old on her first big adventure after graduating university. She was beginning her life, and as she approached her 22nd birthday on December 2, it was one full of hope.
ANALYSIS: She was a young woman on the trip of a lifetime, in a country regarded as safe. This shouldn't have happened.
Five children are crammed into Gael Vickers' office at Ruapotaka Primary School, in Point England, Auckland, where she's been principal for 27 years. As one child heads out to play, Vickers reminds him to wear a hat. She doesn't mind the company — it's her chance to catch up on playground gossip.
But when Stuff calls, she's also catching up on New Zealand's biggest educational reform in almost three decades – intended to end school v school competition.
In the back of an Uber car stuck in rush-hour traffic, I unlocked my iPhone. My thumb moved towards the Twitter app, before pausing and hovering over the blue icon, as though it were a trigger. Why the hesitation? I was thinking about my screen time report, and the weekly notification it sends me about how long I spend doing what on my devices.
If the Government dared, it could do so much more with what it knows about you.
This local tech company has a "happiness engineer" and chief smoothie maker.
We’re in the age of big data, they said. It’ll solve all your problems, they said. And, sure, from sciences to sports, marketing to health, there’s a trend towards data-driven discovery and decision making. But it’s much easier to exploit big data for profits than social good. Katie Kenny reports.
Technologists are trying to take back the internet for the more than 3 billion people who use it. Giving people total control of their own digital data has been described as a ‘key task of this century’. But are we ready for that? Katie Kenny reports.
The movements of your smartphone are being tracked, collected, marketed and sold to government agencies eager to understand how we get around. National Correspondent Katie Kenny reports.
Many Kiwis can hardly remember what life was like before the internet. But even as the country's connectivity infrastructure expands rapidly, the most remote households are being left behind. Katie Kenny reports.
Today's top young talent can be hard to recruit and harder to retain. How can Kiwi companies compete in a digital, borderless market?
ANALYSIS: The shortfalls of our mental health system were a constant topic of discussion at the dinner table, in the House, and in the media last year. After the new Government announced a national mental health and addiction inquiry, the subject disappeared from headlines.