Ingenio Autumn 2024

Waipapa Taumata Rau University of Auckland's alumni publication

Cover shows futuristic AI generated face

Includes: Our AI future; Standing up for smokefree; Democracy in decline; a Kiwi at NASA; Combatting loneliness; Chief Children's Commissioner Claire Achmad

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Professor Gill Dobbie

AI offers powerful opportunities, but also unprecedented challenges. University of Auckland AI experts talk about where the technology may lead us.

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Maria Armoudian

Half the world's population goes to the polls in 2024, yet democracy is on the back foot, writes Adam Dudding. What forces lie behind the shift?

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Boyd Swinburn next to a no smoking no vaping sign

Earlier this year, New Zealand’s ground-breaking smokefree legislation was dismantled. University of Auckland experts are determined to see it reinstated.

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Ngaire Kerse portrait

Loneliness is isolating, but Professor Ngaire Kerse has seven practical tips to help us all feel better connected.

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Bryan Caldwell weightless

Former theatre lighting designer Bryan Caldwell now manages research projects for NASA, shifting from the stage to the stars.

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Burning world doomsday

Taking issue: Academics share their views on whether the Doomsday Clock is anything to fret about.

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James Ardern portrait

James Ardern shifted from the car industry to chocolate. But the Whittaker's CEO says it wasn’t as big a shift as it might seem.

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Claire Achmad portrait

The Chief Children's Commissioner says we must create space for, and listen to, children’s voices.

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Janice Rymer at King's College

A chance meeting at Middlemore drew Professor Janice Rymer into women’s health and to King’s College in London.

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Allan Martin at home

Allan Martin has enjoyed a varied and successful career. Now in his 90s, he's still taking up new sports.

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Robyn Malcolm in After the Party

English alumna Dianne Taylor talks about her hit TV drama, After the Party, starring Robyn Malcolm.

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Simon Bridges

Auckland Business Chamber CEO and alumnus Simon Bridges on why we need to strengthen synergies between academia and industry.

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Vospertron dance group perform at Taumata 2024.

The Vospertron glow dance group performs at Taumata, celebrating the University's 2024 Distinguished Alumni. Image: Richard Ng

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