Niche blockchain players emerging in healthcare

Pulse Series: As part of the 21st Century Series on Australian Healthcare, David Pare, CTO for DXC Healthcare and Life Sciences in Australia and New Zealand, will focus each month on news, start-ups and developments within the industry — what’s happening, what’s being done to drive innovation, and what’s new or newsworthy. In my last blog, I […]

Are we expecting too much of AI too soon?

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Do a Google search on the phrase “how artificial intelligence is transforming”. Go ahead, I’ll wait. You’ll notice that even before you hit the “search” button, Google suggests artificial intelligence (AI) is transforming: the legal profession contact centers global industries the financial industry Wall Street Once you do hit “search,” you get 112 million results, […]

Holding AI accountable in a digital world

There’s no question that Artificial Intelligence (AI) is quickly becoming more prevalent in organisations today. As a result of the burgeoning adoption, AI systems are becoming more complex, and the reasoning behind AI decisions more intricate and less transparent. Machine learning (ML) in particular allows AI systems to develop new rule sets that become increasingly […]

DXC Czech Republic tackles plastic pollution and raises money for charity

Plastic waste is flooding our planet one disposable plastic bag at a time and every single piece of plastic produced is still around. Eight million metric tons of plastic end up in the oceans annually. The facts on plastic pollution are terrifying, but as there is no magic wand to help us solve the problem, […]

Real-time environments help airlines land a better consumer experience

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Airlines are behind the curve when it comes to operating in real time. The industry’s unique standards for selling airline products have been developed over many decades, resulting in multiple layers of complexity that have rendered sales systems — and business processes — cumbersome and inconsistent. This sets the stage for the entrance of innovative […]

Cloud migration: Making the right choices up front stacks the odds in your favour

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IT leaders are looking before they leap Bring up the topic of cloud migration with a C-Suite executive and you’ll usually get a positive reaction. Viewed through a business lens, the prospect of cost savings, quicker time to market, and transparent consumption models are all compelling benefits. Have the same discussion with an IT leader, […]

NIST updates cybersecurity framework

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It’s been a long time coming. The U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) recently released version 1.1 of the Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity, or affectionatey called the Cybersecurity Framework. The initial framework was created to help organizations that operate critical infrastructure better secure their digital assets. These industries include energy, […]

Reinventing life sciences supply chain and manufacturing capacity with digital innovation

by Gireesh Gaonkar As a medicinal product moves from R&D into approval and manufacturing, it must deal with a complex and dispersed distribution network and a global network of manufacturing sites, some of which may be using old, noncomputer numerical control-enabled (non-CNC-enabled) machinery. Advances in technologies and the digital value chain create new pathways for […]

Tech dominates list of best jobs in U.S.

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The list of best jobs in the U.S. continues to be dominated by positions in the technology sector. The employment site Indeed recently analyzed data from its own listings, focusing on jobs that paid well (at least $75,000) and have had the most growth on Indeed in the past four years. Topping the list? Well, […]

Why artificial intelligence needs real empathy

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Artificial intelligence (AI) systems have the potential to become both smarter than humans and smart in ways we’re not. I anticipate that AI will quickly bring tremendous benefits to both citizens and the government. Even so, today’s AI systems lack the capacity to understand and share the feelings of others. In short, AI systems lack […]