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Govt cyber security spend welcome – Dr Ian Welch

John Kerr posted in on June 20th, 2016.

In the New Zealand Herald Victoria University Wellington cyber security researcher Dr Ian Welch welcomes increased government investment in cyber security. An excerpt (read in full here) Ian Welch: Waging war on hackers a daunting arms race The Government has released its new defence policy with a budget of $20 billion. The plan covers the […]

The (robot) doctor will see you now – Expert reaction

John Kerr posted in on May 6th, 2016.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) will spell the end of doctors as we know them, warn two Kiwi medical professionals. “We believe that over the coming years AI will perform a significant amount of the diagnostic and treatment decision-making traditionally performed by the doctor,” write Drs William Diprose and Nicholas Buist in an new New Zealand Medical […]

National eScience Infrastructure launch

John Kerr posted in on June 23rd, 2011.

“Small countries cannot rely on small science,” say backers of a new initiative linking high-powered supercomputers throughout the country.  The National eScience Infrastructure (NeSI) will be launched this week at an event in Auckland. The Infrastructure is a distributed network of efficient, coordinated and accessible computing resources – representing superior computing power for New Zealand […]

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