Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence to help in the fight against diabetes

Jessica Ball’s life changed in March. The 33-year-old, from Hervey Bay in Queensland, has been living with diabetes for 12 years. Balancing her blood glucose levels as a busy mother with three young children is a continuous struggle. Some days, she takes about four insulin injections; other days, she may need up to eight to […]

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Meet the beauty start-ups shaking up the cosmetics industry

The beauty industry is constantly changing. Trends come and go, taking with them different colours and styles. One minute, everyone has heavily contoured cheek-bones; the next, customers prefer nude lips and natural curls. Ingredients, manufacturing and distribution processes change at a similar rate. Olivia Panzic knows first-hand that it can take some surprising directions. Making […]

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Power outages decline with AI and high-res weather forecasting

Jessica Ball’s life changed in March. The 33-year-old, from Hervey Bay in Queensland, has been living with diabetes for 12 years. Balancing her blood glucose levels as a busy mother with three young children is a continuous struggle. Some days, she takes about four insulin injections; other days, she may need up to eight to […]

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How AI is breathing new life into te reo Māori with chatbot

Author: Jason Lovell, Reobot creator “Kia ora!” – Whether you’re Māori or not using this greeting says so much about New Zealand and how proud we are of our unique culture. Although, it hasn’t always been this way. It’s only in recent years that we’ve really started to take steps to make sure it remains […]

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The emergence of the tech-savvy martecheter

Author: Amanda Johnston-Pell, Chief Marketing Officer and Co-Chair Customer Officer, IBM A/NZ  Reddit founder Alexis Ohanian recently said: “Programming is modern-day literacy.” This quote really resonated with me. Last year my son took part in a Coder Academy Day – a dedicated IBM-sponsored program which gave him his first taste of coding and artificial intelligence. He […]

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The AI sommelier making you the wine expert

Standing in front of a wall of wine bottles trying to find something that you’ll like can feel futile. One online wine retailer is using artificial intelligence to help find what you’re looking for.  Author: Alex Braae, Staff Writer of The Spinoff. Originally published on The Spinoff. It can take a lifetime to truly become […]

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Harnessing tech to save Australia’s beaches

Author: Dr Adam Makarucha, Data Scientist, IBM Systems Australia is blessed with some of the world’s most beautiful coastline. Our island nation is home to more than 10,000 beaches, ranging from a few dozen metres to hundreds of kilometres long. But increasingly, these iconic locales are slowly disappearing before our eyes. As a Data Scientist […]

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Behind this AI is the woman shaping its future: Meet Lee Hatton, UBank

Like our children—we build artificial intelligence (AI) in our own image. All is inherited: our bias, inclinations, habits, good and bad intentions are transposed into 1s and 0s, and then absorbed by these synthetic-thought thinking machines. AI is better for it. It’s true: companies leading the way in artificial intelligence have come to realise the […]

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IBM is honouring women who are putting AI to work in business

UBank CEO, Lee Hatton joins our inaugural Women Leaders in AI list Author: Moragh Blyth, Head of Marketing Cloud & Cognitive, Systems and IBM Brand A/NZ As an Aussie woman working in technology in A/NZ, I can’t tell you how proud I was to learn that a fellow Australian and a New Zealander made the […]

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Women Leaders in AI

Woodside Energy’s Chief Digital Officer, Shelley Kalms joins our inaugural Women Leaders in AI list Author: Moragh Blyth, Head of Marketing Cloud & Cognitive, Systems and IBM Brand A/NZ As an Aussie woman working in technology in A/NZ, I can’t tell you how proud I was to learn that a fellow Australian and a Kiwi […]

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AI fast-forwards sporting highlights

Author: Isuru Fernando, Country Design & Technology Officer, IBM New Zealand Aussies and Kiwis love their sport. They love playing it and watching it – whether it’s on a Saturday morning watching the kids playing footie or at home cheering their team to victory on the TV. For sport lovers at home, broadcasters are creating […]

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Three ways AI will transform your customer experience strategy

Author: Jarrad Swain, Marketing Manager, IBM Watson, IBM Australia and New Zealand The role of the CMO is evolving into ‘Chief Experience Officer’. Chief Marketing Officers lead the charge for understanding the needs of the customer and delivering differentiated brand experiences for clients. At the recent AI Inspiration Series held in Auckland, Melbourne and Sydney, […]

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