AI, Business & Economy

Accelerating the uptake of tech in the NZ economy is crucial

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.
AI Forum News

How will AI impact customer experience in finance?

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?"
AI, Business & Economy

Be part of the kiwi transport revolution!

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.
AI, Business & Economy

Seizing AI opportunities at Tech Summit

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.
AI Technology

Microsoft’s new Iphone app narrates the world for blind people

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"
AI, Business & Economy

Xero to up investment in AI space

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"