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Consumer-facing intelligent agents have promise – but beware the hype
"Consumers already have a misguided view of what AI is thanks to the supercharged scenarios imagined by Hollywood."
Are chatbots just a fad? One app developer shares his thoughts
Based on a computer program that mimics conversations with people using artificial intelligence, chatbots can transform the way people interact.
Samsung wades into AI waters with latest acquisition
"We’re excited for Viv to reach our millions of users through Samsung’s global presence and distribution.”
SingularityU New Zealand Summit fast approaching - be prepared for the future
This event is the first of its kind in Australasia, giving participants the opportunity to delve into accelerating technologies and how we can adapt.
PHOTO GALLERY: The ins and outs of Microsoft Ignite 2016
Microsoft Ignite 2016 is currently being held in Atlanta - have a look at the photos we've taken so far of the major event.
Microsoft CEO at Ignite 2016: “We have set ourselves a goal of democratising AI”
At the Ignite 2016 Conference in Atlanta, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella spoke about what lies ahead for the company.
Insider insights on Microsoft's announcements: Empowering IT to drive digital transformation
Executive vice president of the Worldwide Commercial Business, Judson Althoff shares his thoughts on this morning's announcements at Microsoft Ignite.
IGNITE 2016 SPECIAL: Microsoft unveils tons of new offerings to drive digital transformation
We're here in Atlanta for the first day of Microsoft Ignite 2016 and already there have a number of major announcements.
Artificial intelligence: Leveraging machines to dissect ransomware DNA
Ransomware seems to be able to trick even the most cautious humans. Enter artificial intelligence.
Salesforce Einstein: How this new AI platform will transform your CRM
Salesforce has brought in the power of Einstein with its new AI platform that's about to make CRM much more intelligent.
YOU'RE INVITED: SingularityU New Zealand Summit - Silicon Valley is coming to town
The experts from Silicon Valley are coming to town this November to get together with leaders of today and tomorrow from New Zealand and Australia.
Sex Robots: The argument of tech and intimacy
“Sex robots are simply another way in which technology is being developed to enhance pleasure."
The inevitable rise of robots in facilities management
Driven by technological advances, facilities management today features greater automation.
Intel boosts data center unit by buying AI startup
“We will continue to invest in leading edge technologies that complement and enhance Intel’s AI portfolio.”
VoiceBox hires chief Aussie scientist to pave the way for voice AI
VoiceBox Technologies, the company behind the Samsung and Toyota voice assistants, is taking artificial intelligence to new heights with its Voice AI.
Kiwi teen runs tech events to inspire students & help ditch the 'geek' stereotype
Year 13 student Lucy Chen has successfully taken tech to her fellow students, with eye-opening success through the NextGen Tech & Tech Talks events.
NZ-based MyWave recognised as global market leader in AI tech
New Zealand-based MyWave has been named the 'technology market leader in the global intelligent assistant market' by Frost & Sullivan.
Google cuts energy usage in data centers with DeepMind's AI
By applying artificial intelligence (AI), the company claims it has reduced the amount of energy it uses for data center cooling by almost 40%.
The robots are coming! Shouldn’t Kiwis be more worried?
Massey University research tackled the robotic elephant in the room, in a study that explores the potential impacts new technologies have on society.
SugarCRM demonstrates just what is possible with AI
At its recent annual conference for customers and partners (SugarCon), SugarCRM revealed its bold roadmap for the future.
Need something? Get your Messenger bot to help you
There is one thing for certain – it is an exciting time to be a consumer, as bots that exist within your Messenger app are soon to become the norm.
Kiwi developer takes Artificial Intelligence to new heights
Touchpoint Group’s Ipiphany AI program pioneers simultaneous text, speech and machine learning to help customers better understand customer behaviour.
Spending on cognitive systems will crack the billion dollar mark by 2019
"The barriers of AI, machine and deep learning are rapidly dropping. As such, cognitive systems will soon be powering a spectrum of solutions."
Top global execs start new, AI focused venture
"We are excited to be a pioneer in enterprise artificial intelligence, offering timely, valuable, and affordable solutions to clients."