iTui app gives vulnerable children a new voice

Written by: Dr Maneesh Deva, Waitemata District Health Board It can be challenging for anyone to talk to their doctor about their situation and their feelings – even more so when it’s a child talking to a ‘grown-up’. As a pediatrician, being able to draw out young patients to talk openly about their lives is […]

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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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Eye On: Science, Technology & Art

Written by: Anne Nicholson, Brand Strategy Lead A/NZ Albert Einstein once said “Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.” But imagination needs inspiration. We’ve created a film series called Eye On which focuses on the increasingly convergent worlds of science, technology and art. Explore below how IBMers are fueling […]

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Call me paranoid – how to stay safer online

Written by: Wilma Walsh, Communications Manager, IBM A/NZ Having had the pleasure of working with some amazing security experts over several years, it is fair to say I have a heightened sense of awareness – resulting from the security risks arising from an online presence – for myself, for my ageing but online father, for […]

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Getting up to speed: Supercharging Australia’s fastest supercomputer

Written by: Allan Williams, Associate Director, Services and Technology, National Computational Infrastructure. Supercomputers are the giants of the computer world. Every second, they perform trillions of calculations. They fill vast spaces, requiring advanced cooling systems to keep them running under 95 degrees Celsius, 24 hours a day. But this is more than a technology story. […]

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Saving the world with spare computing power

Kate Scott, Digital Marketing Platforms Lead, IBM A/NZ Can you find a cure for cancer while playing Minecraft? How about smashing the Zika virus while creating a presentation? Or tackling climate change issues at the same time as updating Facebook? The answer is, yes, you can, and the vehicle is the World Community Grid. World […]

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From dreaming of NASA to wanting to change the world

Federation University Australia and IBM recently announced the recipients of IBM’s annual IT scholarship program. The scholarship supports students who are studying in-demand skills needed for Australia’s digital future such as artificial intelligence, cloud, and cyber-security. In a series of posts we’d like to introduce you to some of what we hope are the technology […]

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Bringing Blockchain to the South Pacific

Robert Bell, Executive Chairman, KlickEx Have you ever tried to send money to family and friends overseas? Despite our increasingly global society, cross-border payments can still be a time-consuming and costly process. About half of the world’s international payments include major global currencies and flow through key banking corridors, where inter-bank processes are well-established and work […]

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How do you quantify social impact?

Written by: Liz Hampton, Corporate Citizenship Manager Stigma is one of the biggest barriers for young people seeking help. At 10 am on a Friday morning, the café at Youthline Auckland is busy. The café serves an important role in creating a personable face to greet people arriving at the busy community centre. Youthline aspires […]

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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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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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