In episode 8, we feature an extended interview with Paul James, the government's chief digital officer, and the chief executive officer of Te Tari Taiwhenua Department of Internal Affairs (DIA).
James is the man responsible for coordinating how government departments adopt technology and the work DIA does also has a key impact on how digital services are delivered to citizens and how aspects of the digital realm are regulated in Aotearoa.
Our chat ranged far and wide, spanning the government’s cloud-first strategy, the Christchurch Call, new digital identity legislation and efforts to address gaps in the regulation of online content.
There’s a lot going on when it comes to tech-related policy across government – tune in to get up to speed on some of the latest developments and what they mean for you.
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Mentioned in the episode:
- The Government’s updated Cloud First policy – Cabinet paper
- Safer Online Services and Media Platforms – Public consultation document
- Scammers make $5.8m in first quarter – BusinessDesk
- Will the future of AI deliver us Skynet or the keys to a digital utopia? – BusinessDesk
- The Morning after: OpenAI and Microsoft aren’t happy – Engadget
- The economic potential of generative AI: The next productivity frontier – McKinsey
- Inside the AI factory: The humans that make tech seem human – The Verge
And the rest:
- The hottest new perk in tech is freedom – Vox
- Three digital teams face oblivion as TVNZ enters major digital news restructure –The Spinoff
- Apple’s rumoured cheaper Vision Pro headset is still disconnected from reality – ZDNet
- Mark Zuckerberg goes in for the kill as Elon Musk’s Twitter bleeds ad dollars – The Telegragh