1 min read

NZ Tech Podcast: Skills shortage, fibre installs, satellites

I'm on the NZ Tech Podcast this week with Paul Spain as we discuss some of the sector's biggest stories of the moment including:

  • How a single satellite going offline has impacted farmers. The incident shows how resilience isn't just about terrestial communications networks.
  • Chorus can't get all the technicians it needs to keep fibre installs up to date. And that means people in some regions have to wait weeks to get a fast broadband connection.
  • Massey University offers an amnesty for ChatGPT cheats. The issue throws up many questions and is likely to be commonplace soon if not already.
  • SpaceX Starship rocket launch and explosion. This is likely to set back the company's plans to launch dozens of low earth orbit satellites in the next couple of years.
  • India illegal tech tariffs.
  • Elon Musk plans to build a less biased AI - but what does he mean by bias in this context?
  • “Plan Anzac” trans-Tasman military intelligence and technology cooperation.
  • Merlin to trial autonomous flights for cargo planes in Alaska. The company also has trials in New Zealand.

You can find the NZ tech podcast on all the popular podcast distribution sites or go direct to the source: