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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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Personalised Shopping, with a Cognitive Touch

Written by: Ian Wong, Consumer Industries, IBM Retail in the Cognitive Era As technology continues to advance, we have seen a shift in customers’ expectations, which, in turn, has led to retailers rethinking their strategy. With mobile devices in every pocket and retailers trying to increase their online presence, consumers now have the choice to […]

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What happens when we all live to 100?

Written by: Priscilla Rogers, IBM Senior Manager – Cognitive Health & Life Sciences Research What happens when we all live to 100? A centenary of life was once a rare privilege, with just 120 Australians reaching 100 only 40 years ago[1]. Today we have more than 3,000 centenarians[2] and this is estimated to increase to […]

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5 ways AI is changing the World

Written by: Kerry Purcell, Managing Director Australia and New Zealand. For some, the words “Artificial Intelligence” are associated with a futuristic Hollywood blockbuster. However, artificial intelligence is not merely a mythical concept in a science fiction movie, it is now very real. Instead of fearing a future living alongside “smart” machines, have you ever thought […]

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Found in translation: Cognitive computing breaking down the language barrier

Danny May, CEO / Co Founder of Lingmo International, 13/6/17 Lost in translation. Not just a charming Bill Murray movie from the early noughties, but an experience all too common in our modern globalised world. As human beings, one of our most fundamental needs is to connect with those around us. This is evident throughout […]

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Enabling Iconic Figures in Australia’s Treatment of Cancer

Written by Terry Sweeney, IBM Watson Health, Asia Pacific One in two Australians will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime[1]. That’s the latest alarming cancer statistic from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. Its findings show a sharp increase in incidence from previous reports. It’s our nation’s leading cause of death, and has […]

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Chronic Disease – Are we blind to the problem?

Written by Dr Joanna Batstone, Vice President and Lab Director, IBM Research Blindness. Simply the word evokes a fear in many of us. In fact, blindness is the second most feared medical condition among Australians, after cancer. It steals your independence. It significantly impacts your capacity to work. And it increases your reliance on support […]

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AI meets Bondi – An IBMer’s personal story

Written by Andrea Acton, External Relations Specialist, IBM Did you know that melanoma is the most common cancer among young people aged between 20 and 39, killing more young Australians than any other cancer? That farmers are 60 percent more likely to die from skin cancer than the general population?  Or that Australia is deemed […]

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Bondi Skin checks help train Watson

Written by Dr Joanna Batstone, Vice President and Lab Director, IBM Research This month, IBM has been running a melanoma awareness campaign including an event at Australia’s famous Bondi Beach in Sydney – not just as a public education service – but a campaign to bring us one step closer to beating skin cancer. More […]

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