Cognitive

Digital Concierge powered by light and cloud is not science fiction

Imagine a showroom for the newest technology, seemingly straight out of science fiction. There really is such a place. At Panasonic Innovation Center North America, engineers communicate directly with B2B customers to understand their needs and offer practical solutions using Panasonic’s leading-edge technologies. Customers look at conceptual technology demos to see what is available, then […]

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Codify Academy chatbot uses IBM Watson technology to field inquiries

Codify Academy was founded by the “Brodify” brothers: my brothers, Sam and Chris, and me. “Go to college,” they said. “Study hard and get good grades,” they said. “You’ll get a job, no problem,” they said. I had been told all this stuff was going to happen, if I did all the right things. I […]

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Upgrades to IBM Watson Data Platform clear path to sharing and AI

A set of upgrades to IBM Watson Data Platform can give data professionals a stronger foundation to safely share data and analyze it in preparation for use in AI applications. Watson Data Platform has already enabled data scientists to derive intelligence from data and overcome day-to-day problems. The newest offerings help them do even more. […]

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2 key observations from the Cloud and Cognitive Innovation Forum

Last week, IBM hosted more than 100 clients at an event focused on applying cloud and cognitive technology to business innovation. It was energizing and inspiring to visit with companies from dozens of industries across North America, all of which are challenged with delivering innovation faster. I came away from the event with two observations […]

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Industry-first insurance platform built on cloud looks to improve process and economics

IBM works with 95 percent of the world’s top insurers, so it makes sense that the company teamed with MetLife and Majesco to build a new, industry-first insurance platform built on IBM Cloud. The new platform seeks to foster new product development, underwriting and benefits delivery by improving insurers’ processes and economics by reducing IT […]

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Spark disruption at the IBM Cloud and Cognitive Summits

Love it or hate it, disruption is a reality of today’s economy. Organizations have a pivotal choice ahead: spend valuable resources every year scrambling to maintain the status quo, or embrace change and become a disruptor. However hawkish it may seem, this is the business climate of today. That’s why IBM is offering clients and […]

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Cloud and cognitive are revolutionizing financial technology

What if cognitive technologies, such as artificial intelligence and machine learning, could personalize your investing experience? What if an investment scenario offered a simple but complete picture of how to reduce risk while achieving higher returns? Could games, or more precisely “gamification,” help you achieve critical investments insights that offer the promise of long-lasting value? […]

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5 ways to unlock the value of video with the help of IBM Watson Media

Understanding video content is a significant challenge for media companies. The biggest obstacle? Data within a video is largely unstructured and requires complex analysis. In a crowded landscape, it’s becoming essential for media and entertainment companies to extract new insights from video to meet consumers’ and advertisers’ needs. AI technology can give streaming services a […]

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Taking digital marketing to the next level with AI and cloud

By Bob Lord, IBM Chief Digital Officer, and Joe Zawadzki, MediaMath Founder and CEO Let’s talk about how far digital marketing has come and be proud of that for a moment. Twenty years ago, it was just an idea. Then, 10 years later, programmatic marketing heralded a necessary move toward a better marketing future fueled […]

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Fun with Watson: Object recognition

Back in the old BBS days, users posted how-to guides called “fun-withs.” Fun-withs were a sort of off-label user manuals. They weren’t really official uses, but they were uses all the same. To bring back some of the old fun-with spirit, I wanted to share a few off-label guides for how to use Watson. This […]

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US Army Logistics extends cloud contract and adds Watson

The US Army’s Logistics Support Activity has extended a cloud computing agreement with IBM first inked in 2012 for an additional three years. The new $135 million contract will include Watson capabilities in addition to they cloud services and software the Army was already using. “We’re moving beyond infrastructure as a service and embracing both […]

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Accelerating the benefits of cognitive solutions with cloud managed services

A recent internal IBM survey found that 70 percent of IT leaders are looking to expand the capabilities of their IT landscape by integrating cognitive technology. As mentioned in previous Thoughts on Cloud blog posts, deploying your IT environment with a cloud managed services solution can free up IT staff to focus more on innovation […]

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