Author: Ben Peterson, Developer Advocacy & Startup Leader IBM Australia and New Zealand
Australia and New Zealand are among the most disaster-prone countries in the world, experiencing the wrath of bushfires, cyclones, floods and earthquakes.
More than 9 million Australians have been impacted by a natural disaster or extreme weather event in the past 30 years, causing 971 deaths and more than 4,300 injuries. When combined, the total economic cost of natural disasters in the 10 years to 2016 has averaged $18.2 billion per year and is forecasted to reach $39 billion per year by 2050.
Globally, natural disasters are among the world’s greatest challenges:
2.5 billion people
directly affected since 2000
economic impact since 2003
over the past 30 years
In 2018 David Clark Cause launched Call for Code in a founding-partnership with IBM. The competition launched again recently and is a rallying cry to developers to use their skills to drive positive and long-lasting change across the world with their code.
In Sydney on 21 May we will be holding the first of a series of Call for Code Meetups, hosted by Bryan Knouse, winner of the 2018 Global Call for Code Challenge, as well as the Australian Red Cross and IBM Global CTO for IoT, John Wallicki, please join us as we share ideas and inspiration to help address these major Challenges. Register here to join us
The following day at Think Summit we are holding a Call for Code Design Thinking Session as part of Code @ Think, which is designed for developers to explore technologies and get hands-on development time. We will be joined by industry specialists, the IBM Garage team, Bryan Knouse and the Australian Red Cross.
Join us from 9.55 AEST on 22 May to watch inspiring keynote sessions from innovative problem solvers, using technology to transform industries and to change the way the world works here.
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 […]
Using innovation and technology to drive health equity and better outcomes for all Author: Dr Terry Sweeney, Managing Director, IBM Watson Health I was delighted to be invited by the Right Honourable Lord Cunningham (UK House of Lords) to speak at the G20 Health and Development Partnership in Japan last week. I want to congratulate […]
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 […]
For over 80 years, IBM has been working to solve some of the biggest issues facing Australia and New Zealand. Today IBM is helping doctors diagnose disease, predicting the latest fashion trends and creating better services for citizens.
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