Newsroom's technology columnist Richard MacManus argues big tech firms such as Google and Facebook should audit their algorithms in the same way our Government has asked for audits of how its departments use artificial intelligence.
Newsroom technology columnist Richard MacManus looks at how Google is using data provided by its users to build its artificial intelligence-driven tools. We're helping Google more than we realise. He wonders whether that's a good thing.
Columnist Rod Oram sifted through a fresh and local report on what Artificial Intelligence might mean for New Zealand. He found we're behind the curve and not ready either for the risks or the opportunities.
When it comes to measuring the digital capability of countries, New Zealand is in a small, elite category. We rank with only Singapore and the UAE in the “Stand Out” category at the top of the Digital Planet analysis by US academics.
Rod Oram argues in his weekly column that there's never been a better time to build a high productivity and high wage economy, but there's also a risk the current good times will allow complacency to lock in New Zealand's bad habits.