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Space-tech innovator Zenno appoints Erica Lloyd as Chief Revenue Officer
Wed, 8th Mar 2023
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Erica Lloyd joins Zenno Astronautics as CRO to drive commercialization of patented superconducting magnet tech in the global space industry.
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Digital humans to provide better healthcare services in NZ
Mon, 22nd Aug 2022
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Soul Machines' AI technology aims to revolutionize healthcare in New Zealand as government invests NZD$5.1 million in three research projects.
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AI company raises $105m to create people for 'digital' workforces
Wed, 16th Feb 2022
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An Auckland based artificial intelligence company Soul Machines has raised $US70 million ($NZ105m) to meet growing demand for 'digital people'.
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Soul Machines and Microsoft partner to enhance AI solutions
Tue, 14th Dec 2021
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Soul Machines signs five-year deal with Microsoft, using Azure technology to create personalised AI experiences. Opportunities for growth in service AI.
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Soul Machines joins WHO to bring better health support and info to global public
Mon, 13th Jul 2020
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Soul Machines joins WHO's AI initiative, launching digital health worker Florence to aid in global tobacco quit.
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Soul Machines launches Kiwi 'digital helper' in response to COVID-19 crisis
Fri, 17th Apr 2020
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NZ's Soul Machines debuts 'Bella', an AI digital helper aiding Kiwis amid COVID-19.
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Soul Machines raises $40m, steps closer to global aspirations
Wed, 15th Jan 2020
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Soul Machines raises $40m to advance human-machine collaboration. Investment led by Temasek and includes Salesforce Ventures.
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Soul Machines creates digital human for skincare firm SK-II
Tue, 18th Jun 2019
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NZ's Soul Machines debuts AI digital influencer YUMI for SK-II skincare.
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Soul Machines' virtual humans go mainstream
Mon, 17th Dec 2018
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An Auckland AI firm renowned for its work creating ‘digital humans’ is now unleashing its creativity to the wider market.
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Soul Machines on a hot streak as more firms invest
Mon, 29th Oct 2018
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NZ's Soul Machines secures US$2m from UniServices amid a US$15m raise to expand AI.
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Soul Machines and Rocket Lab founders to be recognised at Kea Awards
Wed, 30th May 2018
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The Awards are an opportunity to recognise the very best among New Zealand’s community of Kiwi innovators, entrepreneurs and business leaders.
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Daimler hires Soul Machines’ digital human for customer service
Wed, 28th Feb 2018
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Sarah combines artificial and emotional intelligence for a new experience which redefines the link between man and machine.
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Kiwi AI company’s digital human being tested at UK bank
Thu, 22nd Feb 2018
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While NatWest will only deploy Soul Machines’ technology if it successfully completes a pilot, it could be used to help free up time human advisors.
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Souls Machines’ lifelike VR creation Baby X to feature at GridAKL Innovation Day
Wed, 4th Oct 2017
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GridAKL’s footprint has expanded with two new buildings, Mason Brothers and the new purpose-built 12 Madden St which are now officially open.
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Air NZ’s digital human steals the show in Los Angeles
Wed, 27th Sep 2017
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Air New Zealand partners with Soul Machines to showcase their digital human, Sophie, powered by AI at an event in Los Angeles.
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Kiwi company paving the way to brave new AI world – PwC report
Fri, 7th Jul 2017
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NZ at forefront of AI tech, with local firms like Soul Machines leading, reports PwC, predicting a £21.6tn global boost by 2030.
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No longer Sci-Fi, AI is something NZ needs to discuss
Wed, 24th May 2017
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Artificial Intelligence to be discussed at first New Zealand AI Forum. Tech leader Stu Christie urges people to learn about AI's potential.