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Artificial Intelligence: how much will it change our lives?

19-Apr-2017 8:33 AM
Does Artificial Intelligence (AI) signal the end of civilisation as we know it? Will technological progress to develop machine super-intelligence trigger changes we can’t control?

University of Auckland closing early today, Thursday 13 April, 2017

13-Apr-2017 8:08 AM
The University of Auckland will be closed today from 11am due to forecast adverse weather. For further information go to

Could mothers’ bacteria protect c-section babies from obesity risk?

11-Apr-2017 7:29 AM
A team of New Zealand researchers will investigate whether bacteria from mothers’ vaginas could protect babies born by caesarean section from a greater risk of obesity.

Mayoral Taskforce on Housing panel discussion

10-Apr-2017 9:12 AM
Late last year Auckland’s new mayor Phil Goff announced a task force to look at housing, saying “We know we want to build more houses. What is standing in the way?”

Exploring fire adaptation in plants from pre-historic NZ to now

07-Apr-2017 12:47 PM
Plant adaptation to fire over millennia provides vital clues to how New Zealand plants have responded to fire in the past and how they may adapt in the future.

Patterns, patterns everywhere

05-Apr-2017 8:38 AM
Patterns are all around us, from vast geological formations to ripples in a coffee cup, to the regular sound of a horse’s hooves or patterns created within the flames of an open fire.

Finalists announced for 10th Anniversary Graduation Gala concert

03-Apr-2017 7:59 AM
The University of Auckland is delighted to announce the three finalists in the 2017 Graduation Gala Concerto Competition. They are Sara Lee (piano), Julie Park (viola), and Joella Pinto (violin), all performance students from the School of Music.

How a universal basic income could boost New Zealand’s prosperity

24-Mar-2017 12:13 PM
The idea of a state giving away money to its citizens with no strings attached doesn't sound like a sustainable economic policy, but that is exactly what Finland began doing at the start of 2017. University of Auckland Business School economist Dr Ryan Greenaway-McGrevy argues New Zealand should seriously consider trialling our own version of the universal basic income.

Pebbles, Mars and a maths problem that took 10 years

21-Mar-2017 8:46 AM
In 2012 NASA’s Curiosity rover sent home stunning images of rounded pebbles on Mars. It seemed plausible these pebbles acquired their rounded shape after being exposed to water, most likely an ancient river. But the theory was difficult to prove.

New role to develop international MedTech partnerships

20-Mar-2017 2:46 PM
Media Release - University of Auckland - 20 March 2017 New role to develop international MedTech partnerships Developing more international partnerships and investor opportunities for medical technology is the focus of Dr Diana Siew’s new role

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