Making the World Better

Technologies that change our lives

Saving the world – Watson Guild, NSPCC and Friends of the Earth use AI to envision a better tomorrow

Written by Aideen Cardiff and Philip Graham | October 14, 2019 | Making the World Better, Watson

Watson Guild is an initiative in the UK driven by IBM and IBM Business Partners* with the objective of developing AI solutions for social good. What makes this program special is that it’s a community of practice – where people from the IBM Partner Ecosystem come together as a group to decide on the themes, more

Want fulfilling work? Find your passion

Written by Scott Abbott | September 16, 2019 | Making the World Better, Partner Perspectives, Watson

I’m a morning person. It’s really easy to get out of bed when your day has a purpose. When the work you’re doing actually means something and has the potential to change lives. Yes, we all need to make money. But when you’re fulfilling your passion, when you’re pursuing your dreams, you want to do more

Kukac uses AI to make sure no student – or employee – is left behind

Written by Josh Young | August 26, 2019 | Making the World Better, Partner Perspectives, Watson

No man is an island, Entire of itself, Every man is a piece of the continent, A part of the main. —John Donne, Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions Penned nearly four centuries ago, these words still resonate, reaching through history to reiterate our need for connection — our need to be known and understood. Good literature more

More than technology: building a better tomorrow

Written by Bruce Maule | July 8, 2019 | Good Tech + Great Thinkers, Making the World Better, Partner Perspectives

Since the discovery of fire and the creation of the wheel, technology has existed to make life better. To make it easier. To make it safer. From our founding over 100 years ago, we here at IBM have worked to improve businesses, developing innovative technology, services and solutions that help work get done efficiently and more

Outsmarting Mother Nature – fighting wildfires with AI

Written by Ronald Velten | June 20, 2019 | Good Tech + Great Thinkers, Making the World Better, Partner Perspectives

Summer is just around the corner. Longer days. Surf and sun. Family barbecues. Smoke-filled horizons. Ash falling from the sky. Road closures. Emergency evacuations. Lives lost. Tragedy. Alongside the fun that every summer brings is a nonstop torrent of news reports cataloging wildfires across the globe. We stare, transfixed, at screens capturing the heroic efforts more

The Importance of Building Diverse Teams

Written by Dorothy Copeland | June 12, 2019 | Ecosystem Essentials, Good Tech + Great Thinkers, Making the World Better

This month I was honored to be named as one of 20 IBM Partner Executives on CRN’s 2019 Women of the Channel, and featured on CRN’s 2019 Power 100 list. I am proud to be recognized among so many high-performing female leaders at IBM and across the industry. It caused me to reflect on how more

Earth Day: When people employ powerful technology—the impact can be monumental

Written by Jacqueline Woods | April 22, 2019 | Making the World Better, Partner Perspectives, Watson

On April 22, 1970, 20 million Americans took to the streets, parks and auditoriums to demonstrate for a healthy, sustainable environment. By 1990, Earth Day had gone global, lifting environmental issues onto the world stage. Today, Earth Day is the largest secular observance in the world and is celebrated by more than a billion people more

Find out how Watson AI partners collaborate for social benefit

Written by Micah Mingo | March 12, 2019 | Data + AI, Making the World Better, Watson

Watson Guild is an initiative driven by 13 leading UKI Watson AI Partners* and IBM with the socially oriented objective of developing an AI solution for a specific charity. Building the foundations Early in 2018, IBM ran an Exploratory Day in London to help agree on the remit of the Guild and work out the more

Fighting fire with Watson: Compta Emerging Business, SA wins the 2018 Watson Build Challenge

Written by Micah Mingo | February 26, 2019 | Data + AI, Making the World Better, Partner Perspectives

And then there was one. After nine months and three phases of competition around the world by more than 400 IBM Business Partners with over 500 artificial intelligence (AI)–based solutions, Compta Emerging Business, SA, is the global winner of the 2018 Watson Build Challenge. Based in Portugal, Compta demonstrated a solution built on IBM Watson more