Cognitive concierge helps 1-800-Flowers simplify gifting

Written by Arnold Leap | AI/Watson, Commerce, Retail

Mother’s Day can be stressful. What’s the perfect gift for my mom, wife, and sister? What’s she expecting and how can I best show her she’s appreciated? As a young kid, it was simple. I would draw or create artwork for my mom. Maybe I’d write her a card. As I’ve gotten older, my default 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 more

Honeywell: Three ingredients for augmented intelligence

Written by Chad Kartchner | AI/Watson, Business Partner, Mobile...

I know that, as a human, I have a limited capacity for knowledge. But, I also know that I can augment my knowledge. I can form a support system, aided by computers that have the power to read, search and retain millions of documents. That support system has already begun on my mobile device. Most more

Breaking barriers to aging adult care with SimpleC cognitive platform applications

Written by Dan Pompilio | AI/Watson, Healthcare, Life Sciences...

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 advice. I cherished his love and more

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

Written by Don White | AI/Watson, Mobile, Retail

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 more

Five steps to becoming a cognitive business

Written by Aaron Sultan | AI/Watson, Analytics, Consumer Products...

While speaking with IBM cognitive business clients over the past year, I’ve started to see some trends. Some of our clients have eagerly embraced cognitive computing, some are just starting their cognitive journeys, and others are curious how to begin. In all cases, it starts with critically looking at your business. Here are the key more

Smarter water, better wine at E. & J. Gallo Winery

Written by Nick Dokoozlian | Agriculture, AI/Watson, Analytics...

At E. & J. Gallo Winery, we have long been committed to water efficiency through conservation, development and implementation of new technologies, and updating practices to maximize water use. With regard to new technologies, we are not only enhancing our wine production with innovative irrigation, we also envision this technology extending to other areas of more