With technology being predicted to become New Zealand's number one exporting sector, the time has come to set out the vision. CEO of the Centre for Advanced Engineering and author of the recently released book Innovate! Richard Bentley shares his thoughts on how we can speed up the process.
Tents in offices. Pizza boxes piled as high as a person. Enough energy drinks to drown an elephant. And enough bright people working on making the world a better place through technology to lift the spirits of even the most hard-hearted. Sounds like the latest edition of Datacomp.
As part of Idealog's Technology Month, we've picked the brains of some of the movers and shakers in the industry to find out their favourite tech-related things, their biggest fears for the future and what other companies and individuals inspire their work. Here's AccountingPod's Judith Cambridge.
A New Zealand-created app that auctions items by dropping the prices during a 60-second countdown is about to take on the lucrative US sporting market. We chat with co-founder Peter Howell about how the app works, as well as why it's setting its sights on international markets.
For the techno-optimists, artificial intelligence may well be as close as we get to a super power. But, for the techno-pessimists, the rise of artificial intelligence could be hastening our own demise. So is this burgeoning ‘super power’ a blessing or a curse? Depends who you ask, writes Maya Breen.
Picking what to study when you finish school is a daunting task for most, with a myriad of options and information at students’ fingertips. But New Zealand agency M Theory has come up with a solution by using VR tech. 'The Future of You’ takes students on an interactive, fortune teller's journey through a series of personality-based questions that will help guide them towards a career path they're well suited for.
The tech industry is booming in New Zealand, with most in agreement that continuing its growth is integral to the country’s success. However, NZGDA chairperson James Everett says that the game development industry is an under-served area that needs more attention – and funding – to truly thrive.
Idealog digital editor Ben Mack chats with Tanmay Bakshi and Joanna Batstone about working with IBM's Watson, the future of artificial intelligence, whether robots will one day replace us all, and more.
What does the future of friendship look like in the post-truth, alternative fact, cat-fishing, trolling, ghosting, cyber-bullying online world? It’s complicated, says TRA's cultural strategist Antonia Mann.
What happens when you combine water, electricity and a form of art? The Waterlight Grafitti installation. The interactive piece, which will be in Aotea Square for the month of August, is a collision between a natural element – water – and technology – LED lights, allowing people to create lit-up, non-permanent grafitti using liquid.