In 1997 a computer called Deep Blue took on the world chess champion and won. In 2011 a computer called Watson took out the game show Jeopardy. Now the question was whether a goal-kicking robot could humble a kicker with a pedigree, All Black legend and representative of all humankind Andrew Mehrtens.
From sports historians, to sport and exercise scientists, to nutritional experts, Massey has New Zealand's national sport covered. And as New Zealand's leading provider of distance education, the university is the natural choice for athletes of all kinds who need to travel and train while, at the same time, preparing for life after sport.
Never try to compete for popularity with an All Black, writes Steve Maharey. Especially if you are dealing with primary school children.
The investment by the official Rugby World Cup sponsors is in the tens of millions. Brands such as Heineken, Emirates Airlines and MasterCard will be looking to recoup this investment by pushing their products in front of our faces at every possible opportunity. Kane Hopkins discusses the Public Relations behind the RWC.