Telecommunications

The problem of rural internet access: How AI is helping

Written by Jim Stritzinger | AI/Watson, Cloud, Telecommunications

Nineteen million people in the United States lack high-speed internet access. Many of these people live in rural areas, where fiber, coaxial cable, DSL or any other kind of broadband infrastructure is scarce or nonexistent. This is a huge issue for rural community administrators and school officials who have been struggling to help their communities. ...read more


How to fight cyberbullying with AI technology

Written by Grant Gelven | AI/Watson, Developer, Social Service...

Cyberbullying is a critical issue to the health and mental health of our children and teens. Eighty-seven percent of youth have witnessed cyberbullying. Nearly two-thirds of students who have experienced cyberbullying stated that it affected their ability to learn and feel safe at school. At Identity Guard, we began looking into how our monitoring services, ...read more


AI technology helps protect teens from cyberbullying

Written by Tina Meier | AI/Watson, Education, Social Service...

An astonishing 87% of youth have witnessed cyberbullying. In 2017 alone, over 13 million American children were bullied or cyberbullied. For me, the struggle against bullying and cyberbullying is a personal one. In October of 2006, my 13-year-old daughter Megan took her own life as a result of cyberbullying. Committed to helping prevent similar tragedies, ...read more


Global collaboration helps spark creativity and productivity

Written by Frank Gullo | Professional Services, Social Business, Telecommunications

As the director of Digital and Mobile Strategy at Aleron (formerly Superior Group), a global workforce solutions firm, my focus is helping our employees around the world become as efficient, productive and creative as possible. Social collaboration has been essential to this effort. Although no two journeys to collaboration are the same, there are common ...read more


SilverHook and IBM Watson IoT push ocean racing to world record

Written by Nigel Hook | AI/Watson, Analytics, Cloud...

On August 17, 2017, the 48-ft. SilverHook powerboat broke the endurance world record from Key West to Cuba, traveling 103 miles through the Florida Straights in 1 hour, 18 minutes and 3 seconds. Average speed was 79.23 mph and top speed 127 mph. As the captain of the SilverHook Powerboat Team, and throttleman beside driver ...read more


Danish startup to the rescue with natural disaster communications solution

Written by Pernille Skjødt | Analytics, Cloud, Government...

In the critical 72 hours following a natural disaster, the survival of entire communities can rely upon quick help from outsiders. As soon as an earthquake, hurricane or typhoon hits, the clock starts counting. Relief coordinators must take immediate action to save as many lives as they can. But, when communication networks are down or ...read more