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.
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Cylance, one of a new breed of developers of antivirus software that relies on artificial intelligence and machine learning for its functionality, has begun offering a consumer version of its product in New Zealand and Australia.
According to Amit Sarkar, computing senior lecturer at Canterbury’s Ara Institute few organisations have an adequately documented information systems resilience plan, which would greatly increase the business’ chances of surviving an earthquake.
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.
Christchurch City Council is using MuleSoft’s Anypoint Platform to create a series of APIs that give third parties access to city data, enabling them to create new products and services designed to benefit citizens.
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.
The new government has put the creation of a chief technology officer role at the top of list of priorities across digital technology, media and open government
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.
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.
Air New Zealand says it is installing more than 5,500 Bluetooth tags on its cargo containers, pallets and unit load devices
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.
TechLeaders – a group comprising the heads of New Zealand’s biggest companies and organisations – says it wants to steer the national conversation away from ‘the robots are taking my jobs’
MyBitcoinSaver, a platform enabling New Zealanders to easily buy Bitcoin, has raised $400,000 in seed round funding and says it plans to expand into the UK.
NZ cloud services provider Catalyst Cloud has joined the OpenStack Public Cloud Passport programme and is offering free trials of OpenStack public cloud services.
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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