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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Loneliness is much more than a state of mind

Written by: Anne Nicholson, Brand Strategy Lead IBM A/NZ Many people feel lonely from time to time, but sustained periods of loneliness or social isolation can negatively effect your physical, mental and social health. From a mental health perspective loneliness can sometimes lead to depression, feeling anxious, having panic attacks or feeling paranoid. Last year […]

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Mental Health: Myths vs. Facts

Originally published by SANE Australia October 10th, 2017 is World Mental Health Day. We will be sharing throughout the week some of IBM’s research around the world in support of mental health. We also wanted to share our friends at SANE  fact sheet that looks at mental health and the myths vs the facts. Everyone’s […]

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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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The World Jousting Championships & IBM – Tell him he’s dreaming

Written by: Dane Gambrill, Business Unit Executive, Cloud Video Services – Asia Pacific Jousting has been called one of the world’s first extreme sports. Created in medieval times, jousting was a way for knights to combat train in times of peace. It was showcased by our own Health Ledger in the theatrical A Knights Tale – But […]

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Village Roadshow dials up entertainment value with IBM Cloud

Written by Wilma Walsh, Communications Manager, IBM A/NZ I was delighted to work with Geoff Spicer, Group General Manager, Technology and Services for Village Roadshow on a recent news announcement on how IBM Cloud will help Village Roadshow to seamlessly manage seasonal peaks to ensure a great customer experience and drive growth. And with the […]

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Can you turn plastic into hope?

Written by: Anne Nicholson, Brand Strategy Lead IBM A/NZ A life changing event forever changed Shaun Frankson, founder of Plastic Bank. “Straight out of high school I joined a rock band. I thought I was living the dream. Then I woke up one day trapped in a bed. A car crash had almost killed me. […]

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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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Quantum 1.0.1

Written by: Anne Nicholson, Brand Strategy Lead IBM A/NZ Beginner’s Guide to Quantum Computing Quantum computing has the potential to be transformative because of its ability to solve complex world problems. Below are some quantum facts to get you primed. We’ve also included a beginner’s guide video presented by IBM’s Dr. Talia Gershon. Coffee – […]

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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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