Breaking barriers to aging adult care with SimpleC cognitive platform applications

Living life in a meaningful way When your parents can’t care for themselves anymore, it’s hard to decide what to do. But it’s a decision that some have to make. I was very close to my parents. I spoke to my dad every day. I said I was calling with updates, but I often wanted […]

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Embrace employee feedback for smoother sailing: Four tips from Carnival

Improving operations with crew input At Carnival Corporation, we recognize that the people who know the business best are often those on the front line, the ones directly engaging guests. For us, these are the crew members on our more than 100 ships serving 11 million guests annually. In other organizations, it could be the […]


Cognitive + trailblazing science at the NASA Langley Research Center

A search for opportunity One never knows the path that life will take and the opportunities that will arise. When my husband Damodar and I first came to the US in 1977, we were pursuing advanced degrees. At Georgia Tech, he earned a doctorate and I earned two master’s degrees. Damodar then began working for […]

My first NRF Show: Retailer insights for the global storefront

The retail industry is changing at an amazing speed, which I saw firsthand last week at Retail’s BIG Show, the annual NRF convention in NYC. The trade show attracted more than 35,000 retail professionals, and I was among them as an NRF newbie. It was dazzling! #nrf17 is happening! 🙂 #marchesa @ibmretail #WatsonRetail #retail […]

Local Motors steers toward future with self-driving cognitive vehicles

Today, there’s an opportunity to advance technology and create a lot of jobs, while also changing the automotive industry and our society. The vision at Local Motors is to shape the future with technology-forward products that are available now. That’s what we’re doing with Olli, the first self-driving cognitive shuttle. We’ve launched Olli in National […]

Cognitive canines: Boosting graduation rates for guide dogs

Guiding Eyes for the Blind is on a mission to provide exceptionally trained guide dogs to people with vision loss. Each dog is bred for ideal attributes, both physical and behavioral, then trained for 20 months before finally paired with its blind human counterpart. Guiding Eyes dogs help individuals gain greater independence and confidence. We […]

Pioneering climate change research with analytics

The University of Alberta Centre for Earth Observation Sciences (CEOS) is using advanced data analytics to better understand climate change in sensitive tropical forests. Dry tropical forests, such as can be found in Costa Rica, are some of the least monitored ecosystems in the world. There are 525 carbon flux sites worldwide, 25 of these […]

Cognitive + Retail: Macy’s shoppers get help from in-store cognitive app

Macy’s Inc., one of the premier department store retailers in the US, is exploring how cognitive technologies can help guide shoppers within their stores. Satisfi Labs is working with Macy’s to develop and test Macy’s On Call, a cognitive mobile web tool designed to help shoppers locate items and enhance their in-store experience. The tool […]

Early adopters highlight on-ramps to cognitive solutions

What can you learn from early adopters of cognitive business solutions? Cognitive computing, sometimes referred to as artificial intelligence (AI), is changing the marketplace by unlocking vast quantities of data and developing deep, predictive insights. Surveying more than 600 cognitive early adopters worldwide—not just IBM customers, but also clients of the most popular cognitive solutions […]