education

How to make campus life better with AI technology

In many organizations, business intelligence is the exclusive province of IT specialists and business analysts. However, those of us at Michigan State University (MSU) have a different approach. At MSU’s Division of Residential and Hospitality Services (RHS), we put IBM Watson Analytics into the hands of our operations managers. Its ease of use gives them […]

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How IBM Garage helps improve predictive analysis

When we started working with the IBM Garage team, we never imagined we’d turn our whole system on its head, find new purposes for data we were about to discard, and improve our predictive capabilities. We developed the XComP (eXtensible Competencies Platform) system at East Carolina University (ECU) in 2011. The XComP system helps schools […]

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How AI is helping to transform education in Japan

A fourth-grade science class is just beginning. Students are settling into their seats as the teacher poses a question: Why does a heated aluminum can collapse when it is rapidly cooled? Instead of consulting a textbook or listening to a lecture, students are assigned to one of three experiments. One experiment involves cooling a bag […]

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How to help clients crawl, walk, then run with high-tech AI

As companies tap into the power of artificial intelligence, there’s often an impulse to run from the very beginning. There’s a mistaken belief that AI can solve everything. For this reason, we call our company Darwin Ecosystem because we look to the crawl, walk and run model—taking a tiered approach to help ensure transformation success. […]

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Interns unlock real-world business value with high-tech AI skill

Interns unlock real-world business value with high-tech AI skill When you think of a student internship, what comes to mind? Ordering office supplies? Managing social media? How about using artificial intelligence to solve an organization’s toughest challenges? In fact, some of our students at Southern Connecticut State University are using advanced analytics to mine data […]

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Can smart facilities management help slow tuition increases?

If you walk around a university like ours, one of the really cool things you see is how our facilities management people are woven into the buzz of student activity all around campus. It’s refreshing because it shows that students are aware that things like heat, air conditioning and lighting – things they can easily […]

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USC Marshall: Teaching the art of virtual team collaboration

Preparing business students for online teamwork When one of our business school graduates lands his or her dream job, I can’t help but smile. At the University of Southern California – Marshall School of Business, we take immense pride in our graduates’ achievements. However, our own success in evolving the USC Marshall curriculum to boost […]

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Cognitive + Education: Pre-K through pay

New technologies are changing the face and future of education. As we shared last week, IBM is working with Sesame Workshop to evaluate how best to bring personalized learning to young children. Truth is, a number of our clients are working tirelessly to bring technology advances to the world of education at all levels. The […]

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Cognitive + Education: Changing the future of back to school

Viewing education through a cognitive computing lens­­­ — As we enter the Cognitive Era, it’s natural to ask “How can cognitive technology improve our daily lives?” The IBM Center for Applied Insights focused a cognitive computing lens on education in particular, and produced a white paper called The future of personalised education. The paper recognizes […]

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