Ngāi Tahu rangatahi at the forefront of changing technologies


Twenty Ngāi Tahu rangatahi (aged 16-25 years) were given the opportunity to participate in the international accelerating technologies event recently held in Ōtautahi. The three-day SingularityU New Zealand Summit brings together world experts discussing a wide range of accelerating technologies.
Lyndon Waaka, Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu External Funding Advisor, said the SingularityU New Zealand Summit has provided young Ngāi Tahu with an opportunity to learn about cutting-edge technological innovations. img_4030

During the lunch break on day three of the summit, the rōpū came to Te Whare o Te Waipounamu for a reflection session and kōrero about their highlights so far. The overall theme of their discussions focussed on the importance of embracing changing technology, regardless of industry.

Some of the topics covered during the summit included: Goodbye Linear Thinking, Hello Exponentials, Artificial Intelligence, Self-driving Cars, Digital Biology, Life 2.0, The Future of Medicine and Healthcare, The Future of Crime and Security, Energy; Exponential Organisations, The Future of Jobs and Impact and Disruption.

“We expect these rangatahi will have the opportunity to learn about new technology that will shape our future,” says Lyndon.