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Isla Lipana & Co.: Always responding to the needs of the...

In the ever-competitive Philippine accounting scene, Isla Lipana & Co. enjoys a level of prestige that is hard to rival. Its inspiring longevity has...

Navigating a more dynamic world

By Mark Louis F. Ferrolino, Special Features Writer The local finance and accounting industry continues to thrive on the back of the country’s growing economy and...

Will collectors want it?

FOUR MONTHS ago, Christie’s said it held the first-ever auction of art created by artificial intelligence (AI). The $432,500 sale sparked a controversy among critics over whether it’s really AI-generated if a human was involved in making the portrait.

The five tech decisions CEOs need to make in 2019

Tech advice from the president of Microsoft Asia.

New IBM mentorship program readies students for a tech-powered future

Bridging the local skill gap with new mentorship program.

Adopt, adapt, become adept—rising up to disruptive tech

UPS’ Chris Buono on how to future-proof your firm.

35-year-old unknown creates the world’s most valuable startup

How Zhang Yiming succeeded where Google could not.

From tellers to coffee shops — how new tech is changing...

IBM expert weighs in on banking’s new tech and new competitors.

Finding comfort and guidance in disruptive times

MORE AND MORE industries are facing disruption as digital technologies continue to evolve. Traditional business models are crumbling, and transformation is prevalent in the...

Nestle wants your DNA

The company that brought you milk chocolate, Maggi instant noodles and Rocky Road ice cream is worried about your health. Nestle SA, the world’s largest...

Today’s online marketplaces might just be tomorrow’s banks, expert says

Platform companies and online marketplaces are the biggest competition faced by banks today, an industry expert from IBM said. If they plan on surviving, players need to look beyond banking to keep profits afloat.

Five disruptive global retail trends

KPMG, one of the world’s biggest professional services firms, argues that disruption — which is often portrayed as something “that is coming” — is...

World’s biggest AI startup raises $1.2 billion in mere months

SenseTime Group Ltd. has raised $620 million at a valuation of more than $4.5 billion just months after scoring a similar amount from investors...

BusinessWorld Economic Forum 2018 tackles realities of disruption

Last May 18, BusinessWorld, the most read and most respected business newspaper in the Philippines, triumphantly staged the third edition of its annual BusinessWorld...

Big data, a good or bad omen for Philippine business?

By Bjorn Biel M. Beltran, Special Features Writer The fourth industrial revolution is heralding a world of rapidly transforming business landscapes. Across all industries, from media...

The customer-centric story of disruption

By Mark Louis F. Ferrolino, Special Features Writer In a trajectory of rapid improvements, buoyed by disruptive technologies, consumers are becoming more demanding and discriminating. Emerging...

Alibaba shows off smart wine store at Vinexpo

HONG KONG -- With no shop workers or cash tills and payments made using facial recognition, China’s largest e-commerce platform Alibaba created a fully automated wine store at Hong Kong’s Vinexpo fair on Tuesday.

Silicon Valley start-up looking to sell AI system to BPO firms

By Janina C. Lim, Reporter A Silicon Valley-based tech start-up is set to sign a contract with a major business process outsourcing player in the...

Humans fight back against robots mining personal finance data

REGULATORS are beginning to teach robots who’s the boss. After spending billions of dollars on cutting-edge artificial intelligence technologies, Europe’s banks and insurers face tougher...

Man vs machine: Will AI put our humanity at stake?

THE VISION of an all-knowing, omni-present intelligent being that forms the backbone of our everyday lives has been portrayed in movies that captivate the...

The future of recruitment is here

By Gilbert Camasura, AFPM president and CEO, Asia Select Inc. Imagine waking up one day when everything in the world is automated. Individuals go about...

BPO sector: An economic pillar

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) defines business process outsourcing (BPO) as the “delegation of service-type business processes to a third-party service provider.”...

The Future of Recruitment is Here

By Gilbert Camasura, AFPM, President, Asia Select, Inc. ​Imagine waking up one day when everything in the world is automated. Individuals go about their business...

Google flexes AI muscle while chasing rivals at annual conference

GOOGLE introduced new products and technology upgrades at its annual developer conference on Tuesday that showed the internet giant lagging behind Apple, Inc. and...

AI-powered tool helps PHL companies build customer communities

By Janina C. Lim, Reporter Telco firms said a marketing platform powered by artificial intelligence helped improve their business decisions, in turn, boosting their revenues and performance...

Powerful technologies

Digital technology is revolutionizing the real estate business everywhere, forcing industry players to rethink their ways of doing business and make necessary adjustments. And...

Don’t worry: AI won’t soon replace your brain

By Leonid Bershidsky Bloomberg View NECTOME promises to preserve the brains of terminally ill people in order to turn them into computer simulations -- at some...

A game-changing cancer treatment

Parkway Cancer Centre in Singapore’s Dr. Richard Quek talks about cancer immunotherapy Cancer is one of the greatest causes of health burden all over the world....

New products signal Lenovo’s shifting focus away from PCs

By Mira Catherine B. Gloria, Online Managing Editor LAS VEGAS — At this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Lenovo showed off its latest PC arsenal,...

Infor to expand PHL footprint as it doubles down on AI

Enterprise software provider Infor is keen on growing its footprint in the Philippines as it ramps up its global strategy on cloud computing and...

Amazon Web Services dives deep into AI to stay above cloud

LAS VEGAS — Machine learning and deep learning —  two subsets of artificial intelligence —  hogged the limelight at the recent Amazon Web Services (AWS)...

Sony Corp. revives pet AI project with updated AIBO robot dog

TOKYO -- Japan’s Sony Corp. said on Wednesday it has brought back AIBO more than a decade since it last made the robotic dog,...

Intel, Facebook tie up to develop chips for AI

LAGUNA BEACH, US -- Intel chief Brian Krzanich said Tuesday his company is working on a super-fast chip designed specifically for artificial intelligence (AI). The...

Study finds shortcomings of AI in customer service

CUSTOMER SERVICE providers (CSPs) are not able to meet expectations when they resort to artificial intelligence (AI), including chatbots, a software and services company...

IBM sees AI changing, not eliminating, future jobs

IN IBM Chief Executive Officer Ginni Rometty’s vision of the near future, all businesses will need artificial intelligence (AI) to succeed, but software and...

Automation and artificial intelligence: What it means for every Juan

Robotic Process Automation or ‘RPA’ has taken the market by storm since its inception. The adoption of new and technologically advanced ways of working...

Artificial intelligence and the coming health revolution

WASHINGTON -- Your next doctor could very well be a bot. And bots, or automated programs, are likely to play a key role in...