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Facial recognition
Māori data specialists not consulted on facial recognition technology - data sovereignty expert
Māori data specialists are accusing the government of ignoring them while going ahead and expanding the reach of facial recognition technology.
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Māori and cyber safety - Examining an unsafe online climate and the need for action
Government-funded and non for profit research have proven over the years that there is a significant online risk for many minority communities in Aotearoa, with Māori often being singled out as a particularly vulnerable group.
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NZ Government
Govt creates roadmap for growth in NZ's tech sector
The digital technology sector is now one of the country’s top earners, contributing an estimated $6.6 billion to the economy in 2019.
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It's time for Kiwis to define the meaning of digital identity in Aotearoa
In late September the Government introduced a new bill to parliament that would fundamentally pave the way for digital Identity for citizens in Aotearoa, New Zealand. 
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Data Science
Researchers to examine Māori perspectives on ethical data management
"We need a profoundly different approach to individual data rights and protection - one that recognises collective identities."
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Maori in tech
Kōkiri & Te Wānanga o Aotearoa to support Māori startups
The programme aims to help Māori start-ups to pressure test their business, with the aim to rapidly increase the founder’s business capability as well and produce investor and growth ready ventures.
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Artificial Intelligence
'Iwi Algorithm' can grow Aotearoa's mana
Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei innovation officer Te Aroha Grace says AI can help to combine the values from different cultures to help grow Aotearoa’s mana and brand – and AI is not just for commercial gain.
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Te reo māori
Spark strengthen ties with Māori Language Commission
The two have signed a mahi tahi Memorandum of Understanding for Spark to continue providing digital support for the promotion of te reo Māori.
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Digital Transformation
Tā Koha: The new crowdfunding programme for Māori businesses
Tā Koha will support Māori business and social ventures that wish to use ‘crowd power’ or whanau supporters to fund the kaupapa they care about most.
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DIGMYIDEA Māori Innovation Challenge winners reach for the stars
"DIGMYIDEA helps to build Māori entrepreneurs so they continue to be active contributors in the digital economy."
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Kōkiri helps Māori entrepreneurs redefine business success
“Māori entrepreneurs have long been looking for ways to create socially sustainable businesses – and Kōkiri has helped them to do exactly that.”
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Government funding
Fresh injection for Maori digital tech fund
Ka Hao aims to create high-value jobs and opportunities that advance Māori in digital technologies.
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Massey University
Success with te reo app means more resources are coming
"For me, the reach of it and the meaningfulness of what it’s contributing, that’s what is awesome for us."
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Massey University
Massey grad encourages more Maori into digital pathways
"I wanted to merge what I know and love – the Māori and digital worlds."