Christchurch – The Productivity Commission’s new inquiry into the impact of tech on the future of work in New Zealand is a valuable first step for government to be better informed about the effect of tech developments when making policy, the national artificial intelligence organisation, the AI Forum NZ, says.
23 April 2019
14 March 2019
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is rapidly changing financial services and customer interactions with firms. This is being driven by competition for market share and the maturity of algorithms. Meanwhile, customer preferences are keeping pace with technological change too. Many customers now expect better, quicker service, at all times, from AI driven chatbots and robo advisors. AI’s … Continue reading "How will AI impact customer experience in finance?"
21 June 2018
The AI Forum’s Ben Reid attended this workshop at Victory University of Wellington and shares his highlights here: Last week I attended Data is the Infrastructure of the Future workshop facilitated by Gavin Starks and I’m still feeling energised. Gavin has a distinguished and varied CV including Founding CEO of the Open Data Institute chairing … Continue reading "Data is the Infrastructure of the Future"
06 May 2018
New Zealand seriously needs a national AI strategy to keep pace of global change in technology, the Artificial Intelligence Forum of New Zealand (AIFNZ) research report, just released, says. AI is emerging as a transformative set of tools and technologies to solve many business and social problems. The report says more than half of New … Continue reading "New Zealand seriously needs a national AI strategy"
The New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) is calling for expressions of interest to join the Land Transport Future Technology Leadership Group. This is an opportunity to help shape the future of New Zealand’s transport technology.
05 December 2017
Last week, the Canterbury Tech Summit bought together hundreds of leaders in business, innovation and technology. Over 650 delegates filled the main hall at Wigram Airforce Museum to listen to the engaging panel discussion AI – Opportunities for New Zealand.
20 September 2017
13 July 2017
Microsoft has released Seeing AI — a smartphone app that uses computer vision to describe the world for the visually impaired. With the app downloaded, the users can point their phone’s camera at a person and it’ll say who they are and how they’re feeling. They can also point it at a product and it’ll tell them … Continue reading "Microsoft’s new Iphone app narrates the world for blind people"
12 July 2017
Cloud accounting provider Xero is using its sturdy revenue growth to further cash in on the artificial intelligence and machine learning space, calling it the next era of accounting innovation. The dual ASX- and NZX-listed company recently posted an annualised revenue of $NZ360million ($A340 million) and said its operating cashflow hit break-even in the second … Continue reading "Xero to up investment in AI space"