Hit by a hurricane? InsurBot can help with your claim

Written by Arun Bala and Anthony Peccerillo | AI/Watson, Insurance, Professional Services

Call centers at insurance companies face enormous pressure when natural disasters strike. Policyholders hurting from their losses need urgent help. But customer service agents can be overwhelmed by the spike in calls. That happened in recent years when a record number of hurricanes, floods and other disasters hit the United States. Policyholders were turned off ...read more


Powering digital transformation with AI and hybrid cloud

Written by Guillermo Tolosa | AI/Watson, Banking, Cloud...

As in many industries around the world, banks in Argentina need to transform traditional business models to deliver innovative digital experiences. Tech-savvy customers demand more than in the past. To thrive, we must offer digital services that are trusted, secure, highly available, high performing and personalized to customer interests and preferences. At ICBC Argentina, our ...read more


Blockchain creates security, visibility in cross-border trade

Written by Cuneyt Yetgin | Blockchain, Cloud, IBM Garage...

Blockchain creates security, visibility in cross-border trade by Cuneyt Yetgin originally appeared on Blockchain Pulse.   Time is money in the import-export business. When shipments are delayed due to missing, overdue or non-compliant documentation, companies lose money. Güler Dinamik works with global companies to facilitate cross-border trade with Turkey. The company helps importers and exporters deal with the many facets of trade compliance, ...read more


CIMON, the AI-powered robot, launches a new era in space travel

Written by Till Eisenberg and Dr. Christian Karrasch | Aerospace & Defense, AI/Watson, Cloud

Outer space is unfriendly to humans. We can only exist in a contained environment with its own air supply, so that means working in very close quarters. Zero gravity means things don’t stay where you put them. Despite these constraints, astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS) must be highly productive on a very tight ...read more


Automotive design problems? AI helps find solutions

Written by Yoichiro Komatsu | AI/Watson, Automotive, IBM Garage

Today’s automobile development process is highly complicated. In the past, vehicles were just a combination of mechanical pieces. Now, automobiles are a multi-faceted combination of mechanical parts, electronics and in-vehicle software. As automotive designers, Honda R&D must continuously adapt our development processes to handle these complexities. Many design problems actually occur early in the development ...read more


How IoT technology promises to boost success for Honda

Written by Masahiro Honda | Cloud, IBM Garage, Internet of Things (IoT)...

The auto industry is currently experiencing a major disruption. Hybrid, electric and autonomous vehicles are changing the face of the industry completely. Similarly, customer expectations and behavior are also undergoing a sea change. As part of this paradigm shift, Honda faces competition not just from traditional industry competitors, but also from within the technology domain ...read more


Blockchain solutions make financial services fairer, faster

Written by Sean Bennett | Banking, Blockchain, Financial Markets

Blockchain solutions make financial services fairer, faster by Sean Bennett originally appeared on Blockchain Pulse. My company, Stronghold, is a financial services provider of native blockchain solutions. When my co-founder and I saw the rise of blockchain platforms, we felt that most were focused heavily on the technology and too far removed from real-world use ...read more


AI speeds document discovery, giving law firms a leg up

Written by James M. Lee | AI/Watson, Cloud, Professional Services

Here’s some food for thought on where technology fits into the legal profession. First, ask a hundred lawyers why they chose their calling. Then ask 100 clients how they want their law firms spending their time and racking up billable hours. The chances are that neither group mentioned the time-consuming drudgery of the early discovery, ...read more


AI insights from Behr help consumers pick their paint palette

Written by Tanuja Singeetham | AI/Watson, Retail, The Weather Company

Behr Paint Company offers more than 3,000 colors in our paint collection. We find that consumers often get confused when it comes to picking the right color for their project. They’re overwhelmed with choice, causing a kind of analysis paralysis. Often, people don’t take on or complete a painting project because of their struggle to ...read more