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MENTION artificial intelligence (AI) at a networking event, and you will get the conversation ball rolling. Everyone has a point to make about AI - it is a fad; much feared; or simply the future.

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FOR the past many Saturdays, I have been spending time at the Grandstand, a mall on Turf Club Road that's perhaps only busy over the weekends. It is the place that parents take their children to...

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AMBITION can look very different from one person to the next - particularly among startup founders. But when on a stage competing for the "Top Startup" award and prize money, founders can...

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IT was 7pm on a Tuesday, and I was nearly 11/2 hours into my Uber ride from San Francisco to Cupertino. I was travelling to meet a friend who works for Apple and who had invited me to the newly...

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NEON pink - not a colour you would associate with food, or a panda.

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CARLO Ratti is a lot of things: architect, engineer, activist, and voted one of the world's most influential designers. He runs his own design and innovation firm Carlo Ratti Associati, and...

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LAST Friday, while on board a Jetstar Asia flight to Bangkok for a weekend getaway, I had my nose buried in the airline's inflight magazine. It was routine for me: I believe that beneath the...

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WHAT if God was one of us? Us Twitter users that is. What tweets would he post to the Twittersphere? Thanks to a parody account named "God", we now have a satirical glimpse into what's...

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SOME signs are subtle, like the "NZ roads are different. Allow more time" ones that are plentiful in the Southland and West Coast regions, where overseas drivers are said to make up a large...

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DAWSON Road, Haji Lane, Seng Poh Road and Aliwal Street: what do these places have in common? If you guessed graffiti, you're right. Artworks, ranging from a woman peeling open her chest to a...