Stories by Stuart Corner

Call for agricultural sector to embrace AI

The New Zealand AI Forum is calling for the nation’s agriculture sector to urgently embrace artificial intelligence, particularly when it comes to data throughout the food value chain.

2Talk offers Microsoft Teams Direct Routing

Auckland based business communications company 2talk is offering Microsoft Teams Direct Routing service, enabling Microsoft Office 365 users with Microsoft E3 + Microsoft Phone System licensing or Microsoft E5 licensing to link their Business phone numbers to Microsoft Teams and make and receive calls from the PSTN.

2Degrees rated best NZ mobile network

A survey of the performance of New Zealand’s three mobile networks based on millions of real-world data points gleaned from mobile phones has rated 2Degrees as the best performer.

AI, the law and the ‘Digital Rembrandt’

The University of Waikato has launched the Technology in Legal Education for New Zealand (TeLENZ) project to equip future lawyers with the skills to handle the changes technology is creating in legal practice, saying the law is being transformed by technologies such as cyber security and AI.

Healthy returns predicted from AI use in health

The New Zealand AI Forum has released a report into the use of AI by the health sector, saying it could contribute more than $700 million of value and savings annually by 2026, and $1.6 billion to $3.6 billion by 2035.

Norton brings new version of Norton 360 to NZ

Symantec’s consumer cyber safety brand Norton LifeLock has introduced into New Zealand the latest version of its protection for consumers’ connected devices and online information, New Norton 360.

EROAD eyes ASX listing

NZ Stock Exchange listed road transport technology company EROAD (NZX: ERD) is looking at listing on the Australian Stock Exchange in 2020.

NZ government consults on algorithm usage

New Zealand’s minister for statistics, James Shaw, has released a draft Algorithm Charter on government use of algorithms and initiated a public consultation on the issue.

IMAGR’s smart shopping cart scores overseas distribution deal

New Zealand startup IMAGR, developer of an intelligent shopping trolley that is able to identify every item placed into it, has scored an international distribution deal from Japan’s H2O Retailing Corporation and says it expects international rollout to start from May 2020.

Concerns over Bitharp crypto-miner claims

Last month a press release from Wellington-based Bitharp announced it had introduced two high performance crypto-currency mining rigs — but there appears to be no such company.

Noel Leeming welcomes Nola, FaceMe’s digital human

​Shoppers at the soon-to-be-opened Noel Leeming store at Westfield Newmarket will be greeted by Nola, a digital human from Auckland company FaceMe who will help shoppers navigate the store and answer questions.