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Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will be world’s first female PM to appear as hologram at Techweek opening

Jackie Clark
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Media Release

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will set a world first opening Techweek on Monday as she will attend as a hologram.

The prime minister will be the world’s first national leader to undertake an official engagement as a hologram, NZTech chief executive Graeme Muller said today.

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NZ can do better in the world of agritech

Georgia Taylor
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Agritech, Media Release

New Zealand can do better in the world of agritech because it has such great potential for its agriculture industry and monetising big tech investment offshore, a San Diego-based Kiwi from Wellington says.

Arama Kukutai is a partner in American investment company Finistere which has built and backed companies worth more than $US5 billion.

He is a key speaker next week during Techweek. He will be one of many glittering international delegates attending the 10 billion mouths Agritech conference at Tauranga on May 23. Agriculture and food contribute more than $US37billion to the New Zealand economy annually. New Zealand is the world’s largest exporter of dairy and sheep meat.

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NZ fintech businesses helping the wider Kiwi public

Georgia Taylor
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FinTech, Media Release

New Zealand fintech businesses are working toward an inclusive society despite some experts saying the gap between the have and have nots is getting wider, FintechNZ general manager James Brown says.

Smart new tech innovation companies such as Sharesies is seeking greater support and involvement from people in the middle to lower income areas, Brown says.

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Technology will make NZ rivers cleaner

Georgia Taylor
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Media Release, NZTech News

Technology will soon help make New Zealand’s farms more productive while also making lakes and rivers cleaner, NZTech chief executive Graeme Muller says.

“As a nation Kiwis keep talking about how important clean rivers and lakes are and the damage being done by the primary industries,” Muller says.

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New Zealand seriously needs a national AI strategy

Jackie Clark
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AI Forum, Media Release

New Zealand seriously needs a national AI strategy to keep pace of global change in technology, the Artificial Intelligence Forum of New Zealand (AIFNZ) research report, just released, says.

AI is emerging as a transformative set of tools and technologies to solve many business and social problems. The report says more than half of New Zealand organisations surveyed think AI will be, or is already, a game changer and will enable transformation of business and society.

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Concerns about potential AI bias

Jackie Clark
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AI Forum, Media Release

Most New Zealanders are ambivalent about artificial intelligence and its impact on the future, but new research has found 68 percent of respondents in a national survey were concerned about the potential for AI to make biased, unfair or inaccurate decisions.

Details of the survey have been released today in the Artificial Intelligence Forum on New Zealand’s (AIFNZ) research report on AI.

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AI will not result in catastrophic job losses

Jackie Clark
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AI Forum, Media Release

The arrival of artificial intelligence into businesses and society are not likely to produce anywhere near the number of job losses most people think, a new AI research report says. Instead, AI may help address potential labour shortages and solve looming demographic challenges.

The Artificial Intelligence Forum of New Zealand (AIFNZ) research report released last night says the New Zealand economy is continually creating new jobs while eliminating jobs that are no longer required.

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AI will transform life like the arrival of electricity

Jackie Clark
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AI Forum, Media Release

Artificial intelligence (AI) will transform lives of New Zealanders just like the arrival of electricity 130 years ago, according to a landmark new research report released today.

The report says AI has the potential to increase New Zealand’s gross domestic product by up to $53 billion by 2035 across 18 industries.

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AI tech at tipping point

Jackie Clark
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AI Forum, Media Release

AI is being increasingly used to make lives easier and more productive. The potential of AI can be found across every facet of society, including business, entertainment, finance, health, manufacturing and more, he says.

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NZ fintech sector out pacing rest of the world

Georgia Taylor
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FinTech, Media Release

New Zealand is the least corrupt country in the world, but it needs to learn from larger fintech markets like Australia, Singapore and London and more rapidly adapt to technologies such as blockchain and crypto-currencies, a Kiwi fintech expert says.

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