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Industry 4.0 helps manufacturers to innovate

by Elinor Swery, Solutions Architect at Soul Machines The days of high margin manufacturing are dwindling. As the manufacturing sector faces a more complex consumer landscape and reduced access to resources, the need to innovate is ever growing. Companies from a range of industries, from automotive to consumer products, are focusing on achieving cost reduction […]

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AI + Automation

The following is an extract of a speech given as part of the CEDA 2018 Innovation and Disruption Series by Deborah Walker, Automation Leader, IBM Australia & New Zealand. The surge in the adoption of artificial intelligence has been met with excitement, amazement and for some, fear. According to IDC worldwide spending on artificial intelligence […]

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Innovation that’s good for the world

Author: Isuru Fernando, Country Analytics & Artificial Intelligence Leader, New Zealand Much of the recent discussions on AI has painted a dark picture thanks to science fiction films and other popular culture, resulting in some fear and many misconceptions. Thankfully, the recent AI Forum of New Zealand research report has gone a long way towards […]

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Join Tinker, the TJBot, in the Swift Playground

Say hello to Tinker the TJBot. Tinker was created by IBM research and is a virtual robot who lives all by himself in a small screen. However, like Pinocchio who only ever wanted to be a real boy, all Tinker wants is to be a real robot. Working with the kids in your life you […]

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We need a more open debate on AI and ethics in the boardroom

Author: Peter Collins, director, Centre for Ethical Leadership With spending on artificial intelligence forecast to reach $57.6 billion in 2021 — up from $12bn last year — it’s no surprise that nearly 85 per cent of executives believe AI will bring competitive advantage to their organisations. However, as the adoption of AI accelerates, the ethical […]

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IBM at The Masters 2018

Author Dane Gambrill, Business Unit Executive IBM Watson Media & Cloud Video – Asia Pacific Over the next few days, many of us will watch and experience the 2018 US Masters. For our region, many professional players from India, Korea, Thailand, Fiji & Australia have made the cut and will compete against some of the world’s great […]

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A (streaming) picture’s worth more than a 1000 words

Author: Dane Gambrill is business unit executive for IBM Cloud Video and Watson Media, Asia Pacific Video is now the most pervasive form of digital communication for business, and continues to be the dominant medium for media and news organisations abroad. No matter where you look, audiences are “consuming” more video than ever before – […]

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AI in motion

Edited by: Anne Nicholson, Brand Strategy Lead, IBM A/NZ Journalist, Art Buchwald, said “the best things in life are not things, they are moments” – of running, walking, splashing, resting, laughing, crying, jumping. Moments happening in the world can unfold at time scales from a second to minutes, occur in different places, and involve people, […]

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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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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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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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My thoughts can be like pieces of a mismatched jigsaw puzzle

Reproduced with the permission of the author, Joshua Gliddon IBM scientists and the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada, published new data in Nature’s partner journal, demonstrating that AI and machine learning algorithms helped to predict instances of schizophrenia with 74% accuracy. This retrospective analysis also showed the technology predicted the severity of specific symptoms […]

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