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The era of exponential impact

Someday, I want to tell my grandchildren about the work I’m doing now. I want to tell them that I was on a team that helped pioneer the cognitive era. Because I think that creating the mind—creating intelligence—might be the ultimate invention. For me, that’s the Holy Grail. And I am competitive. When I played […]

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Whirlpool Corporation: Why not move everything to the cloud?

When I buy kitchen appliances, I want them to work flawlessly. I want the refrigerator to keep things cold, the oven to cook food evenly and the dishwasher to get my glasses spotless. And I want all of them to stand up to years of daily use. I hope that the manufacturer is so focused […]

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IBM Watson Care Manager helps court better serve youth

Note:  This is part one of a two-part series on IBM Watson Care Manager for specialty courts. Our goal at the Juvenile Court of Montgomery County, Ohio, is to keep kids alive until they’re old enough to make decisions on their own. We feel as if almost every child is directly or indirectly at risk […]

Here comes the judge…with IBM Watson?

Note:  This is part two of a two-part series on IBM Watson Care Manager for specialty courts. As presiding judge at the Indianapolis Veterans Court, it’s my privilege to assist veterans whose conduct has violated community standards in some way. I always want to know the reason they are before me so we can help […]

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Vacation with IBM Watson and discover a whole new world

From the very beginning, my partners and I at Walk and Explore knew that artificial intelligence would help us create something totally different from what already existed in the travel marketplace. Travel can expose you to new and amazing experiences. Yet, despite the best laid plans, if you’re new to somewhere these experiences can be […]

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Woodside Energy drills for insight with cognitive computing

No geologist or engineer goes into their career thinking they’d love to spend Monday through Thursday full time hunting for needed nuggets of information, and only on Friday possibly getting the opportunity to come up with innovative solutions. But, that’s the harsh reality. With over 30 years of experience building and operating liquefied natural gas […]

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Community voices empower choice in health and social care

The look on Robert’s* face told me he wasn’t impressed. I’d called a public forum for the London Borough of Harrow. I wanted to talk through a brilliant idea. It’s my job to help Borough residents find the social care services and healthcare they need. For residents with the most needs, the search for care […]

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Mueller Inc.: Gaining a cognitive edge over the competition

Mueller is an industrial products company with a big sales territory. We’ve become one of the leading steel building and roofing manufacturers in the United States. I attribute our success and growth to our customer outcome focus and our people – all 750 of them. As the data guy at Mueller, I want to give […]

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How to feed future generations: Cognitive precision farming

We’re running out of food. In about 30 years, the world will have more people than our farms can support. Right now we could feed everyone—if we could distribute all of the food we have. But that won’t be true by 2050, according to the Global Harvest Initiative and other sources. We can’t farm much […]

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Watson serves up Cognitive Highlights at the US Open

This year, nearly 75 percent of all Internet traffic will be video. It comes from social media. From corporate marketing departments. And from television broadcasters and Hollywood studios. It is rapidly becoming the primary communications medium of our time. Analyzing mountains of video footage The only problem is, video is not easily searchable. It is […]

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Don’t let the internet ruin your sunset

I helped online travel planning take off. Now I want to get it back on course. Here’s what happened: I started out as a travel agent, then went to American Airlines and spent 24 years in marketing and IT. When we saw the internet boom, we asked: “How can this help travel planning?” Great question. […]

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Analyzing tweets to predict flu epidemics

Influenza is a serious health problem. Millions of Americans get the flu each year. It sends hundreds of thousands to the hospital and thousands die from it. If healthcare professionals could more accurately predict when and where flu outbreaks will peak, they could improve the timing of flu vaccination clinics, better communicate the need for […]

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