Stories by Stuart Corner

Soul Machines gives Autodesk chatbot a human face

Soul Machines, a spinout from the University of Auckland Bioengineering Institute, is developing digital human interface to Autodesk’s customer assistance chatbot, the Autodesk Virtual Agent, AVA.

Meet SAM, the artificially intelligent politician

A Wellington-based technology group has unveiled a pilot digital platform: ‘SAM – the Virtual Politician’ at the launch of the Wellington CIT.AI chapter, part of a global network of cities showcasing their artificial intelligence (AI) capability and talent.

ANZ project to improve satellite navigation launches

A trial of satellite technology designed to improve the accuracy of satellite navigation systems such as GPS, jointly funded by the Australian and New Zealand Governments, has kicked of with an event at CQUniversity Australia's campus in Rockhampton in Queensland.

Chorus and N4L to boost schools’ Internet access

Chorus and Network for Learning (N4L) – the government owned company providing a fully funded managed Internet service to New Zealand schools — have announced plans to upgrade schools’ Internet access to gigabit speeds, and to allow students to access their school network from home over WiFi.

NZ warned: revamp tech regulation or be left behind

The New Zealand Initiative and InternetNZ have released a report on the state of regulation facing the technology sector, claiming New Zealand will become a global laggard if regulations are not amended in the face of technological change.

Spark acquires Digital Island

Spark is buying Digital Island, which describes itself as a specialist telco providing a complete bundle of services to businesses and not for profits with, typically, five to 500 seats.

Spark firms up CAT-M1 rollout plans

Spark has announced that it will commence trials of an LTE Cat-M1 network for IoT applications during November ahead of delivering a commercial network early in 2018 that it says will “cover 95 percent of the places New Zealanders live, work and play.”

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