There is a Day for everything these days, and Tuesday was the day for a Safer Internet. Days like this are a good reminder for those important things we never take the time to deal with. What preventative steps should we take to safeguard our security and do what is necessary to look after ourselves? … Continue reading Safer Internet Day – Online Safety and Privacy
I'm always interested in how work is changing in other industries due to technology - let's look at how BAFTA winner Andy Serkis is working with performance capture technology to innovate and disrupt what it is to be an actor.
Data use in NZ is increasing at staggering rates, and its not just streaming evening TV. Increasingly connected devices are making their impact too.
As we all know, TED Talks are a really easy way to get a fresh perspective on a topic to broaden your thinking. What better way to get some edutainment over the holidays? I'll give you five of my favourite talks in a sec but first a plug for how well organised the TED talk … Continue reading 5 TED Talks for the summer break
Once you have finished that holiday novel, what to read next? Here is my list of recommended summer holiday reads. These books will help you discover: how technology is changing the work of human experts; that the future of the courts is AI-powered decision making; how we can track the evolution of language through what … Continue reading My recommended holiday reads
Microsoft's Office 365 now contains a powerful tool to understand how you spend your time throughout the week. MyAnalytics was added to Office 365 suite this year. It gives you personalised information on how you have been working focusing on these areas: Network - who you have communicated with and patterns around these communications Collaboration … Continue reading Understand how you spend your time with MyAnalytics
Planetizen in the US recently published this article on the best mobile apps to use in planning work. I thought this was a great article to share. Note it builds on an earlier article they published with a long list of "the best planning apps" - link here. This latest article discusses both the lack … Continue reading Top Planning Apps for 2019
Memes are one of the universal languages of the internet - using popular cultural /image references to create a shared understanding of a concept, attitude or life experience. I use a Pinterest board to collect planning memes I come across. Check out the board here. While these memes have been made by planners in all sorts … Continue reading Planning Memes
The final post in this month's Tech Terms series is Chatbots. This post continues from the post on Natural Language Processing so check out that post if you want some further background. There is a lot of hype about robots taking jobs and chatbots are a good early representation of that possibility. Chatbots are computer programs designed … Continue reading Tech Terms: Chatbots
For most planning processes, it is a real challenge to get engagement and input from the public. It is also common to only hear from certain groups, leaving many communities unheard, especially marginalised groups. It's now possible to capture not only qualitative data from the public as they use and move through urban spaces, we … Continue reading Tech Terms: Sentiment Analysis