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.
ANALYSIS: If the Privacy Bill introduced to Parliament this year becomes law in its current form, New Zealand will have a Privacy Act fit for 2013, Privacy Commissioner John Edwards says.
A machine learning algorithm which predicts the likelihood a student will drop out of university is being trialled in New Zealand and Australia.
Neuroscientist Barbara Lipska has dedicated her life to studying diseases of the mind. In 2015, owing to brain tumours, she started losing her own mind. Here, she tells reporter KATIE KENNY what she took away, professionally and personally, from a brush with madness.
While artificial intelligence is tipped to be 'as significant as electricity', it's not coming for your job, yet
Despite society's fears of a robot apocalypse, artificial intelligence (AI) will account for just 10 per cent of normal job creation and destruction in New Zealand over the next 40 years, according to a landmark report released today.
Superfad hosts KATIE KENNY and LAURA WALTERS have spent the past seven weeks exploring the weird and wonderful world of trends. But the podcast series has highlighted how New Zealand's regulation apathy is turning it into a wild west for new technology.
Pimped-out tiny houses have been popping up all over the country. The movement seems like a natural fit for Kiwis, harking back to our rural roots, but does that extend to urban settings? Reporters Laura Walters and Katie Kenny explore the trend as part of their seven-part podcast, Superfad.