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Artificial Intelligence
Alibaba's AI model outperforms humans in global challenge
Alibaba has secured first place in the latest global Visual Question Answering leaderboard, performing better than humans in the same context. 
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Smart Machines
Know your motive: new research considers the next wave of robots
It's becoming crucial to consider that robots should be able to understand the motive of a task in the same way humans do, as this will enable machines to work more quickly and effectively, however this also indicates a significant shift in the world of robotics.
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Artificial Intelligence
​​Opportunity abounds as enterprise look for help deploying AI
"Enterprises' investments into smart machines will span more than a decade, implying that the smart machine service market will be a long-term one."
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Managed Services
What it takes to target new buyers of IT
The distinctions between IT and business units as technology decision makers are diminishing.
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Smart Machines
University of Canterbury hosts future tech event for Kiwi students
"E-Week provides an opportunity for curious young minds to get hands-on experience, visit local companies, program a robot and build a lab-on-a-chip."
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Smartphone
Sony rolls out new smartphones… emphasis on the smart
Sony Mobile has released the first ‘X’ series smartphones designed with new layers of intelligence technologies and communication features.
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Cybersecurity
Telstra ups cyber security game with Darktrace
"Darktrace and Telstra share a common vision for the future of cyber defence, based on understanding and knowing your organisation better."
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Smart Machines
Rise of smart machines means vendors need a new competitive approach
“Organisations must embrace the market change and be able to evolve in light of the new fuel of virtual labour."
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Big Data
Software, security, DevOps and big data: What's in store for networking?
Moving into 2016, more businesses are expected to leverage smart machines and transformative technologies to give them a clear competitive advantage.
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Artificial Intelligence
Report predicts dire impacts from AI
When it comes to the future and technology, people often fall into two camps. Optimists, and pessimists.
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Virtualisation
Industry trends MSPs need to get their heads around - fast!
These activities are critical to ensuring that the MSP remains perpetually valuable to customers and profitable as a business.
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Wireless
Millimetre wave technology set to take off in next five years
"MMW will find significant application in complementing the usage of the higher frequency spectrum in wireless communications."
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Smart Machines
Auckland exhibition looks at technology then and now
Auckland’s Museum of Transport and Technology’s new Get Smart - NZ Wired in the Digital World exhibition focuses on the advancements of technology.
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Smart Machines
Dealing with dumb machines on the way to smart ones
"As much as I’ve learned to work with Dumb Machines, I’d really like to move on to Smart Machines."
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Smart Machines
The rise of smart machines, and what it means for the CIO
“Organisations must balance the necessity to exploit the significant advances of smart machines with the perceived negative impact of job losses."
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Smart Machines
CIOs must act now to ensure smart machines behave ethically
CIOs must start considering how to develop ethical programming for smart machines, according to Gartner.
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Smart Machines
Smart Machines: How will they disrupt your career?
How susceptible is your job to computerisation?According to Frey and Osborne, 47% of all current jobs are at risk over the next two decades because they consist primarily of tasks that can be automated in that time period.
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Apple
Will smart machines absorb millions of human jobs…?
Sixty percent of CEOs believe that the emergence of smart machines capable of absorbing millions of middle-class jobs within 15 years is a "futurist fantasy" - but Gartner disagrees...