13 Oct 2022

Tech: Targeted ads, Iran & Starlink, laughing robots

From Nine To Noon, 11:05 am on 13 October 2022

Technology correspondent Mahsa Mohaghegh joins Kathryn to talk about targeted advertising; how it works, what the difference is between first and third-party cookies and Google's cookie-replacement developments.

She'll also talk about efforts by Elon Musk to activate Starlink in Iran to help combat an internet ban amid mass protests. And why are researchers are teaching robots to laugh?

Dr Mahsa Mohaghegh is Senior Lecturer, School of Engineering - Computer and Mathematical Sciences and  Director of Women in Technology at the Auckland University of Technology.

A Starlink antenna dish, being used in California to receive satellite signals.

Photo: Steve Jurvetson/ CC BY 2.0