16 May 2024

Tech: UK data snoop, AI PCs, solar flares and satellites

From Nine To Noon, 11:05 am on 16 May 2024
An image of a laptop with a robot on the screen.

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Tech commentator Bill Bennett joins Kathryn to look at revelations UK departments plan to use pupil data to check for benefit fraud and pursue parents. Bill also talks about how AI hardware is being installed in the next generation of PCs - what benefits could it bring, and could the personal computer market be rescued from the doldrums. Elon Musk's Starlink network seemed to pull through the weekend's spectacular solar storms. And a study that suggests the internet could actually be good for you...

Bill Bennett is an Auckland based technology journalist.