Technology futures

Our work delves into the profound impact of new technologies on society, exploring both positive and negative influences. We highlight real-world examples, such as AI, ethical considerations, and actionable solutions, fostering a global conversation about the future of technology in our lives.

Call for framework to evaluate new AI tech

Two New Zealand researchers are leading the charge for an international AI framework to evaluate new digital technologies


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Strengthening trust in science and technology
Trust in science can be compromised by both internal and external factors.

Reimagining Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland – 12 months on
One year ago, Koi Tū released 'Reimagining Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland: harnessing the region’s potential' – a provocation commissioned by Tātaki Auckland Unlimited – which explored the changes needed for Auckland's long-term future.

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Will science and technology drive New Zealand’s future thinking?
Sir Peter's speech to the Life Sciences Summit.

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Artificial intelligence: World at ‘tipping point’, says Sir Peter Gluckman
Stuff's Tom Pullar-Strecker discusses the future impact of artificial intelligence with Sir Peter Gluckman.

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AI for conservation
In this podcast, Dr Andrew Chen explores the use of artificial intelligence in conservation and how cutting-edge technologies can help protect the environment of Aotearoa New Zealand

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Andrew Chen: bringing a digital lens to research
Dr Andrew Chen is featured in the November 2022 issue of the University of Auckland's UniNews.

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Interviews – Dr Andrew Chen
With the release of My Vaccine Pass, the official record of vaccination status in New Zealand, Dr Andrew Chen has been providing expert commentary on its use and potential privacy implications.

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The Algorithm Charter
We've heard a lot about algorithms in recent years, whether they're calculating your insurance premiums, running our traffic lights, or deciding what content to show you on social media platforms.


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