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Summer’s Coming – Get ready to ride the wave of post-lockdown optimism

Author Ross Farrelly, Director, Data Science and Artificial Intelligence, IBM A/NZ You can feel it in the air. Summer’s on its way and there’s a spring in our step. In October, business confidence in NSW leapt by 42pts in September, while Victoria climbed by 16pts.[i] But it’s not just the change of season that is […]

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Why natural language search is the way forward

By Jessica Vella, Associate Data Scientist – Advanced Analytics and Paul Sherlock, Associate Partner, Offering Lead – Cognitive Care A/NZ Every week, hundreds of young couples take their first step on an exciting, scary, nerve-wracking journey – one of the most important of their lives. They decide to buy a house. If you’ve been on […]

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How IBM is building trustworthy AI

By Ross Farrelly, Director, Data Science and Artificial Intelligence, IBM A/NZ As IBM’s leader for artificial intelligence (AI) in the Australia and New Zealand region, I spend a lot of time talking to companies about how they can realize the benefits associated with this powerful technology. That includes how AI can help them modernize, respond […]

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Using AI to improve the game-day experience for Manly Warringah Sea Eagles fans

By Jason Price, Vice President & General Manager – IBM Technology – Australia & New Zealand If you’re a footy fan, there’s a good chance you’re familiar with the feeling you get when your team finally scores– just when you’re queuing to buy a meat pie… That’s why we’re backing a new mobile digital wallet […]

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Here’s how we clean up our oceans

Author : Tara Moody, Chief of Content & Marketing Culture, IBM APAC “It’s the most obvious thing in the world that no one had ever thought of.” That’s how Pete Ceglinski described the garbage can that Seabin built for the ocean. And now here I am, so inspired by Pete’s talk at IBM Think that […]

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Deliver in months what used to take years

Author: Jason Price, Vice President IBM Technology A/NZ It’s easy to remember 2020 for what went wrong. But in many ways, the crises of last year are already creating hope and transformation opportunities, both for society and business. Over the last year, businesses have developed new partnerships, capabilities and ways of working. And from IBM’s […]

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A new AI agent gives voice to a Samoan community

Author: Steve O’Donnell, IBM New Zealand’s Managing Partner for Global Business Services An AI-powered agent named Tala may open the door on a new way of measuring sentiment and getting feedback from New Zealand’s ethnic communities. Developed and designed by Beca, one of Asia Pacific’s largest advisory, design and engineering consultancies, The Talanoa Project is […]

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Meet Emma the new virtual AI concierge powered by IBM Watson

IBM business partner, Replikr, together with global certification agency Exemplar Global, have created Emma, a virtual agent using IBM Watson Assistant that helps thousands of auditors globally navigate the vast number of training and career options provided online by Exemplar Global. Emma represents the first phase of an AI strategy to scale personalised advice to […]

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Advanced weather forecasting could save Aussie businesses billions

Storms are getting bigger, more frequent, and more intense, causing huge amounts of damage. But what if we never got the weather wrong again? When Michael Wang first started forecasting weather, about 25 years ago, human intelligence was just as important as computational power. Experienced forecasters developed a sixth sense – like a hunch – […]

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Why companies are embracing sustainability

From heating buildings to building solar farms, corporations are listening to their customers and investing in technologies to reduce carbon emissions. As concerns about the damaging effects of climate change continue to grow, businesses across Australia both big and small are increasingly taking the lead on environmental action, setting science-based targets and implementing the required […]

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See Qantas’ history remastered with AI and IBM Power Systems

Authors: Nirandika Wanigasekara, AI Practitioner, Adam Makarucha, AI Practitioner, Ben Swinney, AI Technical Specialist, IBM Systems 2020 is an iconic moment in Qantas’ history, marking 100 years of flying. However, with current travel restrictions hampering their celebrations, IBM saw an opportunity to bring the last century of flight back to life for the Qantas team […]

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New Documentary – Beyond COVID: Emerging Smarter

Author: Jodie Sangster, Chief Marketing Officer, IBM Australia & New Zealand The ambition for most of us right now is to live in a world beyond the grips of COVID-19. While this year has presented all of us with incredible challenges, it has also created unique opportunities for businesses, governments and leaders across our society […]

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