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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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With AI, our words could be a window into our mental health

Written by: Anne Nicholson, Brand Strategy Lead IBM A/NZ The global cost of mental health conditions is projected to surge to US$6.0 trillion by 2030. In Australia its estimated that 45% of people will experience a mental health issue in their life time. Approx. 1 million adults in any given year have depression – over […]

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The human face of Artificial Intelligence

Written by: Isuru “Issy” Fernando. IBM’s leader on Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Computing in New Zealand. New Zealand’s national carrier Air New Zealand is known for reimagining customer experience and using technology in unexpected ways. They have consistently achieved global recognition as one of the top airlines in the world. Air New Zealand has now […]

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Industry 4.0 helps manufacturers to innovate

by Elinor Swery, IBM Senior Consultant, Digital Strategy A/NZ 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 […]

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IBM + MIT =

Written by: Anne Nicholson, Brand Strategy Lead IBM A/NZ IBM + MIT = our inner geeks are dancing for joy at the news that IBM is partnering with the world renowned Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Our plans are to set up a 10-year, US $240 million investment to create the MIT–IBM Watson AI Lab […]

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Accelerating Intelligence

Collated by: Anne Nicholson, Brand Strategy Lead, IBM A/NZ In Australia, Artificial Intelligence is no longer the future—it’s now here in our living rooms and cars and, often, our pockets. As the technology has continued to expand its role in our lives the high stakes race for Aussie businesses to harness cognitive systems is on. […]

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Watson Summit shows Kiwis that AI is here

 Mike Smith, Managing Director, IBM New Zealand On Wednesday I had the great pleasure of welcoming over 500 guests to our first Watson Summit in New Zealand. I say ‘first’ because we’ve had such an amazing response from clients, partners and the wider community, that we’re already underway planning the next one! There’s a real […]

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Marketing in the Cognitive Era

Written by: Michelle Zamora, Head of Marketing, Banking, Insurance, Cognitive, Analytics, Software, IBM Australia Chat-bots, virtual agents, robotics – oh my! I am often asked about which APIs and AI technology that can improve customer experience. Artificial Intelligence enables businesses to personalise and create more effective customer experiences and improve ROI. At the core, artificial […]

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How AI is shaping the future of video

The expansion of the internet, faster connections, increased data and easy access to Wi-Fi has spurred the growth of digital video viewership across the world. More than 62 per cent of internet users globally will watch video online this year according to eMarketer and KPCB has found it accounts for 74 per cent of all […]

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