The robots are coming

Big businesses and government departments are using AI to learn from our behaviour, better understand our needs and desires, and deliver us offers we can’t resist. Should banks feel threatened for when it starts being used by people to make personal decisions? Maybe, says Vaughn Davis.


To be the best versions of themselves, businesses need a source of support and advice they can rely on. Since establishing BNZ Partners in 2008 to help businesses grow, BNZ’s unparalleled commitment to the country’s fastest growing companies is helping industry leaders go further.

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Black Estate is a family-run vineyard on the rolling hillsides of North Canterbury. While the vineyard now has an established reputation for producing premium organic wines that are exported around the world, the first few years were tough.


Visa has been relatively dormant in the tech-driven payment space for a few years. Although its 2007 introduction of Visa payWave, using RFID technology, was a great step, the likes of Apple Pay and Google Wallet have more effectively improved the classic payment pain point. Visa does have a solution, though, and it wants local tech wizards to help make it happen.