AI/Watson

High-tech AI empowers people with better language translations

While on a business trip to China, my passport was stolen. I wasn’t sure what to do, so I approached a policeman for help. The poor performance of the translation app I downloaded led to the policeman going for his gun and my colleague running away in fear. Instead of saying “hello, how are you”, […]

AI/Watson

Advancing medical imaging research with deep learning

With the rise of connected healthcare, medical data is proliferating at an exponential rate. Sources such as electronic health record (EHR) systems, clinical trials, genetic sequencing, research studies and radiologic imaging all generate useful data, but the sheer volume has the potential to overwhelm physicians hoping to better serve their patients. Recent gains in computing […]

Automotive

High-tech blockchain paves the way for cars to pay

Self-driving cars are the future of transportation. That much is certain. But what’s not certain is how the surrounding infrastructure—roads, charging stations, parking lots, insurance, etc.—will adapt. When a driverless vehicle needs to recharge its battery, use a toll road or park, who will pay? And how will the transaction occur? These are the kinds […]

How to succeed as an AI and blockchain startup

If you haven’t met Sia, perhaps you should get to know her. Sia is a digital AI assistant who helps make sense of the deluge of unstructured data. My company, Opentopic, a 25-employee startup, developed Sia for people who work in the financial services industry. Powered by IBM Watson and blockchain, purple-haired Sia won’t tell […]

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Improving hospital bed management with AI

My company, Glintt, based in Portugal, is an IT solutions integrator with deep healthcare expertise. We regularly develop solutions that can reduce healthcare costs, increase efficiencies and improve the patient experience. Working with IBM, we recently developed WiseWard, a solution that helps achieve these goals using predictive analytics. The solution helps streamline hospital bed assignment […]

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How cloud technology helps offer breakthrough system access

What do you know about industrial control systems? These control systems are the nerve center of almost every operation, from mining, refining, oil and gas to waste water systems. The seemingly simple job of maintaining a specific temperature in a refinery distillation column requires a complex system that knows the position and status of every […]

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How Watson technology can help with addiction care

I’d like to share a story about an innovative solution my company, Dimensions Recovery Centers, is developing in collaboration with IBM Watson Health. Using Watson Care Manager, which is a cloud-based solution, our project is the first to apply artificial intelligence (AI) powered analytics to treating people caught up in the growing addiction epidemic. Now […]

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Save the Lawyer: AI technology accelerates and augments legal work

Law firms are under tremendous pressure to innovate to provide better value to their clients, who demand more value for their legal dollars. Providing higher-value services in turn boosts firms’ competitiveness. However, much of the day-to-day work of any legal office – whether it’s in-house counsel, a boutique firm or one of the largest legal […]

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Panasonic innovates to help businesses delight customers

Providing a great guest experience drives the hospitality, travel and entertainment industries. Poor experiences affect brand loyalty and image and decrease guests’ likelihood to return to the venue, whether it’s a hotel, restaurant, theme park or stadium. Panasonic teamed with IBM to build the Digital Concierge Platform using IBM Watson technology on the IBM Cloud […]

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Big data technology helps prove value of new medicines

I love solving puzzles. I think that’s why my career has continually focused on some aspect of research. I love finding answers, but the process is exciting, too. Sometimes our clients come to us at SmartAnalyst with a vague but intriguing challenge. My job is to help them refine their questions and find the answers […]

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AI technology helps enhance global media with video

We don’t believe that the future of news-telling should be only within the purview of a few Silicon Valley startups. At Oovvuu, the plurality of media matters. There’s been an incredibly rapid period of change for media companies over the past decade. Many large media companies have been caught off guard—going from being very big […]

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Healthy aging with help from high-tech AI and IoT

People are living longer, driving the percentage of those over 65 to unprecedented highs. Today, 8.5 percent of people worldwide are aged 65 and over; this will double to nearly 17 percent by 2050. With this coming age wave, there will not be enough resources to continue with current caregiving models. Higher costs and a […]

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