Birth of a Digital Assistant: Meet Cora

Today customers want a choice of how, when and where to do their banking – from the 24/7 accessibility of mobile and digital to personal and in branch banking. Banks face the pressure of competition and the need to improve customer experience with faster service, reduced wait times and first-time problem resolution, all while reducing […]

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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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Celebrating excellence

This week at the Hi-Tech Awards, the New Zealand technology community celebrated excellence across a number of areas: Software, Agritech, Services, Hardware, Public Service, and many others. It was an absolute honour to be among them representing IBM NZ as the winner of the award for Best Contribution by an Internationally Headquartered Company. I’m incredibly […]

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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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IoT is on the front line in the fight to save South African rhinos

Author: Anne Nicholson, Brand Strategy Lead IBM A/NZ South Africa is home to nearly 70% of the 29,500 rhinos left on planet Earth. There are approximately 48,000 black rhino and 20,000 white rhino surviving in the wild. Every day, three rhinos in South Africa are killed. Protecting these beautiful animals from poachers and extinction requires […]

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Blockchain: Transforming insurance transactions

Author: By Shahid Saiyad, Blockchain Lead, IBM New Zealand Insurance has been essential for the expansion of global commerce. The risks that can be insured today would have been unimaginable when the first exchanges were created centuries ago – and account for a record spend on premiums in 2017 of NZ$5.7b*. Those early insurers could […]

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Relive #ThinkAU and #ThinkNZ

Author: Mike Smith, Managing Director, New Zealand at IBM Intriguing and Inspirational – My Take on THINK Our world is changing, technology is enabling businesses to disrupt and individuals to rise up and change the status quo. THINK, held in Auckland on 1st May, and Sydney on 4th May showed thousands of delegates how to […]

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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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Where technology meets humanity

Author: Amanda Johnston-Pell, Chief Marketing Officer A/NZ Think has packed up and left Las Vegas and is now heading down to Australia and New Zealand. We have speakers flying in from all over the world, and homegrown innovators and inventors, that will challenge you to think differently. The theme of our one-day event in Auckland […]

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Changing the Way the World Works: IBM Research’s “5 in 5”

Author: Arvind Krishna, Head of IBM Research Our mission at IBM is to help our clients change the way the world works. There’s no better example of that than IBM Research’s annual “5 in 5” technology predictions. Each year, we showcase some of the biggest breakthroughs coming out of IBM Research’s global labs – five […]

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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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RansomWorms & Bad Rabbits made many WannaCry in 2017

Author: Pelin Nancarrow, IRIS Asia Pacific, IBM Security Destructive RansomWorms wreaked havoc globally and caused massive financial losses in 2017. Attacks such as WannaCry, NotPetya and Bad Rabbit contributed to an estimated USD8 billion cost to businesses last year, taking into account downtime, ransom payments and other impacts. But it wasn’t all bad news. IBM […]

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