cognitive computing

By John Sanchez on February 16, 2017

Maximizing the Performance of our Seniors’ “Mission Critical Systems”

Several years ago, I worked as an IBM systems architect visiting customer sites to deploy monitoring software into their data centers to ensure that their mission critical systems were achieving maximum performance and reliability. My goal was to help them use historical data that could be mashed together to predict potential issues, which triggered actions […]

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By Bo Campbell on November 10, 2016

Creating Accessible Solutions in Healthcare

I recently participated in an accessibility event with the University of Southern California (USC) Center for Body Computing and the Special Hope Foundation, which promotes the establishment of comprehensive healthcare for adults with developmental disabilities. The Center for Body Computing has a rich history of creating technology that helps people with disabilities. Their goal was […]

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By Shunguo Yan on June 6, 2016

Improving Cognitive Computing with Human Interaction

With the advent of cognitive computing, two interesting questions arise: What role do humans play in the new era? How can a computer and humans work together to develop mutual trust to help solve the world’s most complicated problems? The true potential of a cognitive system is its powerful data analytics and statistical reasoning. However, […]

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By Tim Powers on April 15, 2016

Running on Accessibility

Erich Manser trains IBM designers and developers about the importance of not cutting corners when it comes to accessibility and inclusion in the creation of new solutions. He takes the same approach when training for one of his favorite passions… marathons. In this case, Manser has literally learned the importance of staying in, or on, […]

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By Kathleen Delgado on March 21, 2016

Outthinking Dementia

I first realized it the day my father asked me which number came between 3 and 5. He had been living alone for a while in another state and I only saw him a few times a year, but while speaking to him on the phone it became more evident after he would repeatedly ask […]

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By Susann Keohane on March 11, 2016

Aging and the Internet of Caring Things

We’re getting old and living longer. Most Americans, in fact, want to live to be 100. In many countries, there are more elderly people than children for the first time in history. This is creating a societal crisis as many countries face the challenge of supporting an aging population with increasing costs of healthcare and […]

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By Frances West on January 6, 2016

Age and Ability in the Cognitive Era

Our parents and grandparents represent one of the most complex societal and economic challenges facing nations as they struggle with increasing costs of healthcare and decreasing numbers of caregivers. People aged 60 and older currently make up approximately 12 percent of the global population, and by 2050, that number will rise to almost 22 percent, […]

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By Frances West on December 7, 2015

Doing What is Right, Regardless of Age or Ability

As we celebrate the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, I want to reflect on how far we’ve come in providing equal access to the information that makes everyone’s daily routines more manageable. The task of making technology, applications, or the workplace accessible is ever-challenging. However, IBM has, with its long-standing belief that accessibility is not just […]

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By Jacqueline Saenz -Carter on December 3, 2015

The True Meaning of Accessibility

Have you ever stopped to consider when or why things like braille were invented? Or how braille and audio books open up the world of reading to the visually impaired? Many of us rarely give it a thought. But to Chieko Asakawa, considering questions like this is her life’s passion, and it carries into her […]

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