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NZ, get ready for the AI tidal wave

Artificial intelligence (AI) is expected to deliver economic growth and productivity improvements but will impact some people’s jobs according to new research that is being pulled together for a leading national report to be released on May 2.
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Ethics of artificial intelligence critical to its success

The ethics of artificial intelligence will be critical to the success of AI going forward, a Microsoft leader and a keynote speaker at the AI Day event in Auckland next week says. Steve Guggenheimer, corporate vice president of Microsoft’s AI Business, says that given AI has the potential to reshape not just industries and governments, … Continue reading "Ethics of artificial intelligence critical to its success"
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Tech researchers on the cusp of an evolution with machines

The world’s tech experts are on the verge of seeing a major shift in relationships between people and machines, according to a key speaker heading to AI Day in Auckland on March 28. IBM Distinguished Designer Adam Cutler says what interests him the most is the connection between people and machines.
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NZ produces a world-first AI medical diagnosis platform

A New Zealand company has created a world-first artificial intelligence (AI) medical platform for medical researchers and clinicians to create AI to auto-diagnose a large range of diseases based on a single photograph. Dunedin company oDocs, which created the system for Medicmind, says the AI system is working well and is ready for beta testing. … Continue reading "NZ produces a world-first AI medical diagnosis platform"
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Digital change expected to lose and create many jobs

Digital transformation, including automation and artificial intelligence (AI) is expected to impact many current jobs and the income of many New Zealanders, a high-powered national tech leaders group says. It is predicted that artificial intelligence and automation alone, will quickly change both the number of jobs and types of available employment.
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AI bringing exciting possibilities to NZ

In Phoenix, Arizona, cars are self-navigating the streets. In many homes, people are speaking to digital assistants, with the machines responding. Smartphones and apps can now recognise faces in photos and translate from one language to another, to name a few other examples of artificial intelligence (AI).
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Hopelessly addicted inventor saving native birds with AI

A researcher described as a hopelessly addicted inventor who is using artificial intelligence (AI) to find native bird predators such as rats, stoats and possums, will be an interesting speaker at AI Day in Auckland on March 28.
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AI provides window to get women into tech

Artificial intelligence, or AI, is the next wave of technology and New Zealand must present a fresh window to help encourage women into tech roles.
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NZ can’t afford to fall behind in the AI revolution

The head of New Zealand’s leading artificial intelligence (AI) company Soul Machines has issued a plea to New Zealand corporate companies not to fall behind in the global development of AI, the latest tech industrial revolution. Greg Cross, chief business officer for Soul Machines, says jumping on the AI bandwagon is a big challenge and … Continue reading "NZ can’t afford to fall behind in the AI revolution"