• IMAGR scores funding for AI-enabled shopping trolley

    Auckland based IMAGR, a startup that uses computer vision and artificial intelligence techniques to identify products and people in real-time, says it has secured “significant investment’ from Sage Technologies to roll out its Smartcart technology that enables products to be identified as they are placed into a supermarket shopping trolley.

    20 Nov. 17 13:44 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Virsae verifies voice on UC systems, finds 99 percent good

    Auckland based Virsae, the provider of a cloud-based service for the monitoring and management of unified communications systems, has pronounced their overall performance of voice calls as excellent after monitoring 257 million calls over a four week period.

    20 Nov. 17 10:25 Written 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.

    16 Nov. 17 13:19 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Cylance debuts consumer version of its AI based antivirus software

    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.

    16 Nov. 17 13:13 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Square tests bitcoin buying and selling

    Payments company Square said it has started allowing select customers to buy and sell bitcoins on its Cash app, as it looks to tap into a craze that has sent the cryptocurrency up nearly sevenfold this year.

    16 Nov. 17 11:09 Written by Reuters
  • 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.

    15 Nov. 17 13:48 Written by Stuart Corner
  • How to fool Face ID on the iPhone X

    ​A researcher in Vietnam has demonstrated how he apparently fooled Apple's face recognition ID software on its new iPhone X using a mask made with a 3D printer, silicone and paper tape.

    15 Nov. 17 08:19 Written by Reuters
  • 10 cloud mistakes that can sink your business

    The cloud offers a wide range of tangible business benefits, but don't let these common blunders cast a shadow on your company's success.

    14 Nov. 17 22:00 Written by John Edwards
  • Christchurch Council exposes data with MuleSoft API Platform

    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.

    14 Nov. 17 16:55 Written by Stuart Corner
  • 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.

    14 Nov. 17 16:53 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Amazon to sell cloud hardware in China deal is selling off the hardware from its public cloud business in China, amid tightening regulation over online data that is creating a hurdle for technology firms operating in the world's second-largest economy.

    14 Nov. 17 16:48 Written by Reuters
  • Qualcomm rejects Broadcom takeover bid

    ​Mobile chipmaker Qualcomm has rejected rival Broadcom's US$103-billion takeover bid, saying the offer undervalued the company and would face regulatory hurdles.

    14 Nov. 17 09:44 Written by Reuters

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