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AI brings next-gen solutions to solve today’s real problems

We’re all familiar with Hollywood’s sensational portrayal of artificial intelligence as machines taking over the world. But AI today is about practical solutions to real problems in many industries, including healthcare, telecommunications, finance and even ocean powerboat racing. That’s why, five years ago, we at DataSkill bet the company on AI. We did it because […]

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AI technology brings innovation to elderly care

Italy’s population is growing older. Today, more than 22 percent of our citizens are 65-plus. By 2050, experts say that number will reach 40 percent. There will be an immense need for elderly care. But will the healthcare industry be prepared for this demographic shift? Overcoming challenges in the industry At Sole Cooperativa, we are […]

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Advancing academic and industry research with Watson AI

Students at the University of South Carolina’s College of Engineering and Computing are some of the best in the country, and even the world. As dean of the college, I think it’s critical for the university to support them by providing the richest and most advanced research opportunities possible. Our deep partnerships and long-term research […]

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Improving people’s lives through digital transformation

As a member of the German Bundestag, I often speak about how government can improve people’s lives through digital transformation. Unfortunately, talking about the Internet of Things (IoT) and artificial intelligence in general has a tendency to put people to sleep! Everyone has a computer and a smartphone, what else is there to say? I’ve […]

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Transforming Europe’s largest port into a digital service

The Port of Rotterdam is Europe’s largest seaport. In existence since the 13th Century in a shallow delta at the intersection of Germany, France, the Netherlands and the North Sea, the port has grown to handle more than 461 million tons of cargo annually carried by more than 130,000 vessels. There’s more to the story […]

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Re-imagining logistics with aerial drone delivery

Imagine if customers could receive small packaged goods in less than an hour, instead of a day or a week. The time and cost savings could change how goods are purchased and consumed, with far-reaching consequences across the supply chain and to people’s lives. That is the promise of today’s emerging autonomous transportation systems that […]

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Bragi uses Watson IoT to deliver computing power to the ears

My company, Bragi, is the inventor and producer of the world’s first “hearable” microcomputers. You’ve probably heard about wearable tech or “wearables,” but what if you had always-on access to the tech you need right in your ears? That would be a hearable. By tapping into the cognitive power of IBM Watson Internet of Things […]

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Local Motors steers the future of cognitive, self-driving vehicles

A few years ago, I had an experience traveling through the Washington, D.C. area with my father, who is in a wheelchair. He continually asked me about where we were and what was going on. I could sense that he was nervous about being in a wheelchair in an unfamiliar environment. I knew that I […]

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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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