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Technology Queenstown unveils plan to transform district into tech hub
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Tech Queenstown targets to mould Queenstown Lakes District into a global tech hub, leveraging its potential for a bustling tech sector set to generate $1bn annual GDP by 2043.
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Virtual reality app reduces phobias through NZ trial
Thu, 21st Jul 2022
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Virtual reality (VR) therapy could help people overcome phobias, according to a trial at the University of Otago in New Zealand.
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LINQ system shows University of Otago could save 10,000 hours of time
Fri, 3rd Jun 2022
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LINQ's modelling showed by consolidating five systems into one, the university could reallocate 10,000 hours of time - the equivalent of six full-time staff.
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University of Otago to be anchor tenant for new Datagrid facility
Fri, 3rd Jun 2022
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University of Otago to become anchor tenant for NZ's first carbon-neutral hyperscale data centre, built in Southland.
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Govt funds research into solar tsunamis, decolonising algorithms and more
Mon, 14th Sep 2020
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With $187 million in grants going to research across Aotearoa New Zealand, we look at a few of the tech-related projects that have been given funding.
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Could Air NZ use downtime to digitally transform NZ’s health systems?
Thu, 30th Apr 2020
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Air New Zealand's expertise in app development could help overhaul funding and IT systems in the healthcare sector, says a University of Otago expert.
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Kiwi EdTech software innovation goes international
Fri, 19th Jul 2019
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SimPHARM, a state of the art simulation tool developed at the University of Otago and now commercially licensed by a United States-based company.
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Why computers should select business leaders – Otago study
Thu, 13th Jun 2019
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AI may shape future leadership choices, Otago study urges cautious integration.
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Breakthrough research to revolutionise internet communication
Tue, 23rd Apr 2019
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NZ team’s microresonator could spark an internet revolution with stable, energy-saving tech.
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Hawaiki cable accelerates NZ/US collaboration
Fri, 19th Oct 2018
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The REANNZ Hawaiki cable capacity has successfully transferred 37 million files across the Pacific Ocean, revealing massive potential.
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Smartphone GPS gains new potential with research out of NZ
Fri, 31st Aug 2018
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The University of Otago and Perth’s Curtin University have collaborated to drastically improve the accuracy of smartphone location services.
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Otago experts to work with Government on AI framework
Mon, 7th May 2018
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University of Otago's AI experts invited by NZ government to develop AI and predictive analytics framework #ArtificialIntelligence #NewZealand.
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Machine learning is great but does it need regulation?
Mon, 23rd Apr 2018
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Otago Uni’s Artificial Intelligence and Law in New Zealand Project think legislation should be a major consideration during the Kiwi AI revolution.
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ACC’s computer-aided decision-making questioned by Otago experts
Thu, 28th Sep 2017
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University of Otago researchers warn of potential dangers in using computer-based risk prediction models for government departments.
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Nelson biology students work with scientists in the field
Mon, 22nd May 2017
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Nearly 200 Year 13 Biology students get hands-on science experience at the Cawthron Aquaculture Park, working with mussels and earning NCEA credits.
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Otago's online MBA among the world's best
Tue, 11th Apr 2017
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NZ's Otago University celebrates as its Online MBA programme ranks 4th globally by CEO Magazine, outshining many prestigious institutions.
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Meet Morpheus, the app training Otago Uni's health students
Tue, 9th Aug 2016
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New augmented reality app 'Morpheus' developed by University of Otago enables students to visualise drug structures.
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NZ and Aus govt need to step up online, study finds
Thu, 28th Apr 2016
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A new study has found that central government agencies in New Zealand and Australia are performing poorly in terms of online responsiveness.
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University of Otago hosts 'From State to Social Media' event
Wed, 20th Apr 2016
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National and overseas speakers have been invited to explore the complex and evolving interaction between states and ‘old’ and ‘new’ forms of media.
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Can wearable tech predict patient decline?
Fri, 29th Jan 2016
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Otago students' research uncovers potential for wearables to flag patient health risks, bridging sports tech with medical care.
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Do dropping tertiary rolls mean slim times for suppliers?
Wed, 28th Oct 2015
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Tertiary enrolments are set to topple going into 2016, but it is uncertain how this will impact the demand for IT resources in the tertiary sector.
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NZ government launches Ageing Well, the latest national science challenge
Wed, 4th Mar 2015
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Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce has launched the Ageing Well National Science Challenge, one of 11 planned by the government to tackle th.
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Kiwi scientists make breakthrough in quantum computer storage
Fri, 9th Jan 2015
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Scientists at the Australian National University (ANU) and the University of Otago have achieved a major breakthrough in computer storage.
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University of Otago providing anytime, anywhere access to virtual resources with Citrix
Wed, 3rd Dec 2014
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University of Otago revolutionises learning with Citrix's virtual resources, enabling flexible education for over 21,000 students.