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Clinical IT leaders propose digital academy

A group of clinical IT leaders is developing a proposal for a digital academy to upskill health sector chiefs to drive a digital transformation in the New Zealand health system. Clinical Informatics Leadership Network advisory panel member Steve Earnshaw says a group of CiLN members is working on the proposal and includes representatives from universities, the Ministry of Health and working clinicians.Read more ...

September 16, 2019

How will technology meet the challenge of climate change?

This was the question posed at a recent FLINT Waikato event in Hamilton where participants provided their views from the perspective of energy, farming, zero waste and technology in general, to an audience made of technology sector representatives, small business, council and members of the general public interested in finding out more.“According to the Ministry for the Environment (NZ) climate change is the biggest environmental challenge of our time and if left unchecked it will have broad s...

September 13, 2019

NZ most likely to face significant future cyber attacks

New Zealand is most likely to face significant future cyber attacks, particularly as it is a member of the five-eyes alliance with the USA, the UK, Canada and Australia, which shares classified foreign intelligence, including the cyber operations of state actors, Theo Nassiokas, a leading global tech security expert, says.Nassiokas, the former cyber and information security director at Barclays in Singapore, is the key speaker at the 2019 New Zealand cyber security summit in Wellington on Octobe...

September 12, 2019

We may not work in a time of such great change after all, says Productivity Commission

Warnings that jobs are changing rapidly and at risk from automation are missing the mark, according to a Productivity Commission draft report on the future of work.It has become a cliche that the rate of adoption of new technologies is accelerating, and that "new" innovations such as artificial intelligence mean that by the time young people are middle-aged they will have had dozens of careers.But the draft report questions whether work is really at such an inflection point.Read more...

September 12, 2019

Singapore fintech festival roadshow lands in New Zealand

An international delegation of leaders from Singapore and ASEAN banks and the Association of Banks of Singapore will meet with their New Zealand counterparts as well as local fintech leaders for a one-day forum designed to develop and drive collaboration and propel digital innovation.The forum in Wellington on September 17 is branded as the “Enhanced partnership for exponential impact roadshow” and is organised by new-age technology research firm Ecosystm on behalf of the Singapore Fintech F...

September 12, 2019

Kiwi tech companies Tectonus and Robotics Plus win Trans-Tasman growth award

Two Kiwi tech companies will have the opportunity to scale their businesses after being named inaugural winners of the ANZLF Trans-Tasman Innovation and Growth Awards tonight in Auckland.Tectonus, a company pioneering seismic structural resilience technology, and Robotics Plus, who are using robotics to solve global challenges in primary industries, will receive A$20,000 ($21,407) and participate in a series of workshop "sprints" focused on helping them grow their business such as funding, inves...

September 12, 2019

Fruit bowl of opportunity in data analytics

The perfect tasting raspberry on the other side of the world is at the heart of research by a Hamilton data analytics company, which specialises in crop quality. The work on raspberries is being done by Delytics at Waikato’s Innovation Park, in collaboration with their client, The James Hutton Institute, in the UK. It is one example of a Hamilton business making its mark on the world stage as part of the Waikato’s thriving food and agritech industry.Read more...

September 11, 2019

Bank ABC’s AI-powered Digital Employee Fatema – The World’s First Digital DNA™ Human

Soul Machines, a New Zealand based deep science & technology company and Bank ABC, announce “Fatema,” a fully autonomous, AI-driven Digital Human who will be an integral part of the Bank’s customer experience. The ‘digital employee’ accumulates experiences, learns, and responds to customers individually through experiential learning, adding human-like intelligence to AI. Fatema uses an AI-powered Digital Brain to engage personally with customers and will work alongside Bank ABC’s mob...

September 11, 2019

Artificial intelligence assists with heart attack diagnosis in NZ-led research

Doctors could soon be using artificial intelligence in diagnosing heart attacks, according to New Zealand-led research that provides a glimpse into of the future of healthcare.The study, published today in journal Circulation, found using an algorithm combined with blood test results could provide a faster and more accurate diagnosis of patients presenting with heart attack symptoms."This will facilitate us to provide early treatments to those that need it and we would reduce wasted time an...

September 11, 2019

NZ could be global leader in digital health

New Zealand has the people and the data to become a world leader in digital health, says a global expert in digital medicine and personalised healthcare.Eric Topol appeared via video link at the 30 years of NIHI Conference in Auckland on 9 September where he spoke about the future of digital health. Read more...

September 10, 2019

NZ AI ready but facing investment, talent and data barriers

A significant national research study on Artificial Intelligence in New Zealand is painting a picture of the enormous prospects for the country from the use of AI, while also facing huge investment, talent and data challenges.The research by the AI Forum, entitled ‘Towards Our Intelligent Future: New Zealand’s AI Roadmap’, was released on 3rd September and is supported by The Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment (MBIE), Spark, ANZ, Google, IAG and Microsoft, and has taken much of...

September 10, 2019

Leaders in smart innovation gather in Christchurch to showcase technology

Leaders in smart innovation are gathering in Christchurch today to showcase the latest technology the city has to offer. There's over 40 exhibitors at the town hall showcasing the latest and greatest in innovation.Read more...

September 9, 2019

4 steps to address the cybersecurity skills shortage

University of Waikato’s Cybersecurity Researchers of Waikato (CROW), receives weekly requests from companies to see if personnel or students would be interested in applying for a role or an internship in cybersecurity.  The government’s strategy notes that 3,445 cybersecurity incidents were reported to CERT in 2018. The problem won’t go away. The only way demand will decrease is by having a supply of knowledgeable cybersecurity workers. Read more...

September 7, 2019

Unitec launches Research Centre for Environmental Solutions

A ground-breaking research project focused on protecting people and other living species from the dangers of asbestos has been announced as the inaugural project for Unitec’s newly-launched Environmental Solutions Research Centre (ESRC).The research project, which will examine the treatment of asbestos-contaminated waste, will be overseen by ESRC Director Dr Terri-Ann Berry, an environmental scientist and senior lecturer at Unitec’s School of Engineering and Applied Technology. Her team, in ...

September 6, 2019

Launch of the Maori STEAM Strategy and action plan

Toi Kai Rawa has released its Māori STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and maths) strategy at the Tauranga Art Gallery that also included a blessing of the strategy by waka navigator Jack Thatcher. Toi Kai Rawa is a newly formed Māori Development Agency that is promoting Māori economic development within the Bay of Plenty.Read more...

September 6, 2019

New Australian AI platform to predict digital ad success before you hit send

This Brisbane AI startup claims to be able to predict ad creative success on various platforms with 82.4% certainty.Junction AI, artificial intelligence start-up coming out of Brisbane and Austin, Texas claims to have developed a proprietary machine learning platform that takes the guesswork out of selecting creative and copy for Google Ads, social media ads and web promotions.Read more...

September 6, 2019

New Zealand’s First Hydrogen Powered Bus coming to Auckland

Auckland Transport (AT) is buying New Zealand’s first hydrogen fuel cell bus – and it will be built right here in New Zealand.Auckland Mayor Phil Goff says, “Transport emissions account for 47 per cent of Auckland’s total carbon emissions, so it’s critical that we transition to a clean transport system as quickly as possible.Read more...

September 6, 2019

Could company directors be replaced by artificial intelligence?

Company boards may need to meet via virtual reality or in holographic form and use artificial intelligence provided by robo-directors in the future to meet the increasing demands placed on them.Research by the Institute of Directors and Minter Ellison Rudd Watts has found directors are facing mounting paperwork and time pressure while having to deal with increasing compliance and risks ranging from climate change to cyber attacks.Read more...

September 6, 2019

The digital kaitiaki of our forests

Innovate Auckland, an Auckland Council collective, is trialling a new tool to protect our forests and parks from kauri dieback.The team at Innovate Auckland have been working closely with park rangers at Arataki Regional Park to test out new sensor technology.The sensor monitors the number of visitors to open tracks, as well as the amount of trigene (the fluid used for decontaminating shoes and trekking gear) available at cleaning stations.The data collected by the sensor is then sent off to the...

September 6, 2019

Technology helps assess which bee hives are busiest

Marsh's Honey, of Ettrick, is the only commercial honey producer in the South Island to use Hivemind high-tech equipment in beehives to determine which bees got up earlier and worked harder.The business is owned by Russell and Trudie Marsh and celebrated its 85th year in the beekeeping industry this year.Read more...

September 4, 2019

New tool to help iwi support Māori educational pathways

Iwi will now be able to access student information effortlessly thanks to a new tool developed in partnership with iwi education leaders around the country, Associate Education Minister Kelvin Davis announced today.Te Mataaho-ā-Iwi, the Iwi Profiles Dashboard, has been launched on the Education Counts website today and provides iwi with updated data about Māori learners, along with learners who affiliate to their iwi, as soon as it becomes available.“The Dashboard enables iwi leaders to make...

September 3, 2019

Medtech leading the way with AI technology

The newest member of leading health IT company Medtech Global may only be a few weeks old, but she’s already helped answer hundreds of customer questions.Sara, Medtech’s new AI chatbot, has been hard at work since July offering support to customers around the clock.Medtech is the only practice management system (PMS) provider in New Zealand using an AI chatbot for customer support queries.Read more...

September 3, 2019

The New Zealand workplace of the future

Ethical job automation, collaborative workplaces and an aging workforce are three of the trends that recruiting experts Hays forecast will have the greatest impact on New Zealand’s world of work in the next 20 years.The recruiter, which released its list of predictions to coincide with its 20th anniversary of operations in New Zealand, also identified a people-centric culture and wellbeing as trends to watch for the next 20 years.Read more...

September 3, 2019

Trial of vehicle-to-home technology kicks off in Piha

Auckland energy company Vector has begun its first trial of the new technology, aimed at exploring how electric vehicles and V2H systems can ease peak demand on electricity networks and be used as backup electricity sources for customers during short-term outages.Read more...

September 2, 2019

Take some inspiration from these Kiwis taking on the world

Our organisation's namesake, Sir Paul Callaghan, believed one hundred inspired New Zealanders could turn this country around.There's a strong case to be made that our software as a service (SaaS) entrepreneurs will be one of the most instrumental groups in shifting our country's fortunes.While it might not be our software and digital companies that spring to mind when we think of Kiwi innovators taking on the world, at our Southern SaaS conference, the sector's success and growing global re...

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