Need an AI primer for 2018?

Curated by Anne Nicholson, Brand Strategy Lead A/NZ Our IBM Power Systems team recently spoke to some of the leading thinkers in Artificial Intelligence to discuss the best way to get your business started in AI. The results were a fascinating video series which covers topics from what is AI to what is its real […]

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Productivity & STEAM Education are big themes in NZ

Author: Mike Smith, Managing Director of IBM New Zealand Productivity is about creating more value by making better use of a country’s resources. It is also a vital measure of business profitability and sets a country’s standard of living in addition to having a significant bearing on citizen well-being. In New Zealand, despite good overall […]

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Augmented Reality lights up Melbourne

Author: Leon Gouletsas, IBM Cloud Experience Lead One of the things I love most about working with IBM is the diversity of projects and the interesting problems that I help to solve. But never in my wildest dreams did I think that I would get the chance to help Santa. I was delighted to work […]

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Animal Logic, making everything awesome

Author: Alex Timbs, Head of IT, Animal Logic Animation has come a long way since 1906 when J. Stuart Blackton created what is regarded by many to be the first cartoon, Humorous Phases of Funny Faces. In the lead up to the DVD launch for The LEGO Ninjago Movie, I paused to reflect about the […]

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Cloud enables a new digital future for The Warehouse Group customers

Written by: Timothy Kasbe, Chief Information and Digital Officer, The Warehouse Group The retail industry is facing unprecedented digital disruption as shoppers increasingly move from traditional bricks and mortar outlets to buying online. Digital technologies have put immense power at every customer’s fingertips, and they rightfully expect all retailers and service providers to cater to […]

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Using data to help turn youth suicide statistics around

Written by Stephen Bell, CEO of Youthline New Zealand This post originally appeared in the Citizen IBM blog New Zealand, based in the South Pacific, is a beautiful country – mountains, lakes, bush, birdlife, land of the long white cloud, land of milk and honey. But beneath the breath-taking postcard scenery there is also some […]

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The original story telling machine

Written by: Anne Nicholson, Brand Strategy Lead A/NZ A recently rediscovered article in Life magazine, has uncovered a research project that used an IBM computer to generate original stories in the early 1960s. The computer was the IBM 650 Magnetic Drum Data Processing Machine and it predates IBM’s Watson by more that 40 years. In […]

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Fractals – a way to see infinity

Edited by: Anne Nicholson, Brand Strategy Lead A/NZ Ever wonder why a river, looks like a tree, looks like a leaf? IBMer Benoit Mandelbrot did. His quirky way of looking at the world led to the discovery of fractal geometry. Fractals have made it possible to mathematically explore the kinds of rough irregularities that exist […]

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It’s not easy being green

Written by Samantha MacNally, External Relations Manager A/NZ The making of the FrogID App Most people think that building an app is all about sitting behind a brightly lit screen coding away in air-conditioned comfort in the confines of a towering building with lots of desks and people running around in suits.  Not for some […]

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iTui app gives vulnerable children a new voice

Written by: Dr Maneesh Deva, Waitemata District Health Board It can be challenging for anyone to talk to their doctor about their situation and their feelings – even more so when it’s a child talking to a ‘grown-up’. As a pediatrician, being able to draw out young patients to talk openly about their lives is […]

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Artificial Intelligence helping drivers get back on the road faster

Written by: Gary Dransfield, CEO Insurance, Suncorp Data has always been at the core of the insurance industry, whether it be for calculating premiums, responding quickly to disasters or accurately determining liability for claims. Typically, when a customer interacts with an insurer, it’s because they’ve gone through a highly stressful incident like a car accident, […]

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Eye On: Science, Technology & Art

Written by: Anne Nicholson, Brand Strategy Lead A/NZ Albert Einstein once said “Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.” But imagination needs inspiration. We’ve created a film series called Eye On which focuses on the increasingly convergent worlds of science, technology and art. Explore below how IBMers are fueling […]

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