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'Otago Polytechnic leads way with contact tracing app'

Otago Polytechnic’s tech types have developed a contact tracing app so easy to use that other organisations in the ITP sector have adopted it.

Otago Polytechnic has moved to Alert Level 2 as of today, 14 May. It will reopen its campuses for learners on Monday 18 May.

Twenty organisations pledge support for digital inclusion plan - InternetNZ

Twenty organisations across New Zealand have called on the Government to implement an action plan for digital inclusion and pledged their support to make it happen. The plan was submitted to Government last week.

Student venture aims to bring automation to home builders

A group of engineering and science students who met during a free University of Auckland venture development programme run last summer, are preparing to take their building automation ideas to the world.

NZ researchers lead new international book on Human-Robot Interaction

An expert international consortium, including University of Canterbury (UC) researchers, has written the first textbook on Human-Robot Interaction to be published by Cambridge University Press in May 2020.

Protecting our whakapapa - KIWA Digital

Local technology innovator Kiwa Digital welcomed today the launch by the University of Auckland of its new cultural interactive app Te KÅ«aha.

Covid-19 track and tracing app the key to Kiwis' future safety

New Zealand should make it mandatory to for all visitors to New Zealand to download a track and trace app when they arrive in the country and undergo a covid -19 infection test.

The privacy challenges of digital contact tracing

Contact tracing has obvious privacy implications. China has created its own contact tracing app, which allows the government to track the names of everyone who has tested positive for the virus, as well as anyone those people may have had contact with.

New Zealanders happy to download COVID tracing app - survey

An Ipsos survey has revealed that of the 94% of New Zealanders with a smartphone, 62% say they are likely to download a contact tracing app to aid the tracking of virus transmission, significantly higher than in Australia where the level is just 45%.

Massey students and Microsoft prep for 4th Industrial Revolution

A collaboration between Massey University and Microsoft is providing undergraduate communication students with the chance to help shape a digitally enhanced workforce of the future.

.nz usage surges during Covid-19 level 4 - Internet NZ

InternetNZ today reveals that New Zealanders are using .nz domain names more than ever before during the past weeks of level 4 lockdown.