Cognitive Computing

IBM Watson Helps Tackle Youth Unemployment in Belgium

Youth unemployment is a major concern in many European countries. For young people leaving school and entering the labor market it is especially important that they can rely on support from their employment agency for a good quality offer of employment, continued education, an apprenticeship or a traineeship. Equally important is that the service is […]

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Engage Communities, Harness Data, Transform Health: Introducing IBM Health Corps

Major advances in public health have been based on paradigm shifts in our understanding of either how disease spreads or is treated and how to keep populations healthy. Many of these advances have been made possible by collecting and analyzing data. For example, we once thought disease was spread by clouds of “bad air.” Dr. […]

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To Innovate, We Must Educate

Each wave of human innovation has required new skills. From the Industrial Revolution to the post-industrial digital age, economic growth and positive societal transformation have been driven by education and skills. Innovations have enabled entirely new industries, new ways of doing things and even new ways of conceptualizing our world. And as the pace of […]

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Tracing the Spirit of Innovation

The New-York Historical Society’s latest exhibition, Silicon City: Computer History Made in New York begins with an event that was an unforgettable part of my life – the 1964 New York World’s Fair. Taking my first excursion on public transportation without parents or older siblings, I ventured with my friends to the Fair grounds in […]

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Corporate Citizenship and Purpose-Driven Transformation

IBM’s technology and talent have the power to help transform governments, institutions, communities and the quality of life for people around the world. We work to improve education, revitalize cities, address the challenges of economic growth, respond to disasters, and develop sustainable strategies for energy use and environmental protection. As part of a tradition that dates to the […]

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CUNY Students Use IBM Watson to Help Solve Urban Challenges

With industries from health care to retail gearing up for transformation with IBM Watson cognitive computing, it only makes sense that the next generation of innovators, inventors and entrepreneurs be given the opportunity to work with this breakthrough technology. That’s why IBM and The City University of New York (CUNY) collaborated to sponsor the CUNY-IBM […]

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Intrepid Hosts CUNY-IBM Watson Competition Boot Camp

The term “Boot Camp” typically conjures visions of green recruits being drilled in the basics of their chosen discipline. But the group of college students that assembled at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum for the City University of New York-IBM Watson Case Competition on October 24 and 25, 2014 looked more like a […]

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IBM Watson Goes to College

As IBM announces Watson Analytics – developed to make sophisticated data analysis more accessible to non-technical users – more than 40 IBM Watson employees are collaborating with students at The City University of New York (CUNY) to focus Watson’s cognitive computing powers on improving higher education and the delivery of city services. Today’s IBM Watson […]

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Technology Engagement Stems Summer Learning Loss

American students generally lose about two months’ worth of grade-level learning equivalency over the summer months. This summer learning loss is especially problematical among low-income children, who often lack access to learning opportunities outside of school. That’s why Camp Fire actively engages children in central Texas through our Camp Fire Summer Camp. Our goal is […]

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Transforming Accessibility with Mobile Technology

Data digitization and IBM mobile technology will transform accessibility by making everything easier to use. For the worldwide population of more than 1 billion people with disabilities – in addition to older persons, novice technology users and people with language, learning, literacy or situational challenges – IBM is in a unique position to lead the […]

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IBM and North Carolina Technology Association Hit the Links for Cognitive Computing

For the first time ever, the U.S. Open Men’s and Women’s Golf Championships were held back-to-back at Pinehurst Resort in North Carolina, and IBM Corporate Citizenship & Corporate Affairs (IBM CCCA) played an important role behind the scenes. IBM CCCA and the nonprofit North Carolina Technology Association (NCTA) worked together to introduce business leaders and venture […]

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On a Smarter Planet, Every Day Is Earth Day

Today is Earth Day, when the world recognizes ways to make our planet greener and more environmentally sustainable. Unfortunately, the way the world works isn’t smart enough to be sustainable. However, signs of a smarter planet have been popping up everywhere. Organizations around the world are turning too much data into better decisions. The walls […]

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Closing the Gap in Cancer Prevention and Treatment

I’m always excited to witness the results of collaboration. When people work together across boundaries – focusing their energies on big-ticket problems that no single group can overcome alone – the results can change the world. We see it when governments collaborate with their citizens, and now we’re about to see it in the collaboration […]

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The Promise of Cognitive Cities

Imagine a city in which cognitive systems – tools to gather and analyze massive amounts of data from such sources as embedded street sensors, traffic cameras power grid usage indicators – will augment human capabilities to aid decision making. In this type of Smarter City, municipal authorities will be able to improve traffic flow, entrepreneurs […]

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