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Grocery shopping the cognitive way

Buying groceries. What a drag. You have to think about what your schedule is that week and what the rest of the family is up to. You have to think about what the kids will eat, even though that changes on a daily basis. Have you got friends or a family event coming up this […]

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Teaching data and analytics skills with cognitive systems

Data and analytics skills are a growing need in IT and emerging data science practices. Forty-two percent of business leaders say data-driven insights will be a significant contributor to revenue over the next 3 years.* Educational institutions are embracing cognitive systems as a key component of their learning strategy to deliver better student and institutional […]

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Smart fabrics and cloud analytics improve the future of health care

IDC forecasts that by 2019, total shipments of wearable devices worldwide will reach 214.6 million units, resulting in a five-year compounded annual growth rate of 28%. The market is thriving. Looking forward, I asked myself, how will the technology itself grow and how will it impact evolving industries like health care? The health care industry, […]

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Golf is cognitive computing

How is cognitive computing similar to the game of golf? In cognitive computing, systems are not explicitly programmed. Systems “learn to reason” from interactions with humans and from completing computations. Golfers are not programmed to choose particular clubs. Golfers learn from other golfers and from the experience of playing a particular course. Seasoned golfers can […]

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Outsourced decision-making and cognitive computing are changing IT service management

In the last two million years, the human brain has tripled in size, providing us the ability to do amazing things: remember the past, predict the future, and feel emotions such as fear, angst and happiness. Comparatively, IT Service Management (ITSM) is a new development, but like everything else, it is viewed through the cognitive […]

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Cognitive cooking for diabetics with Chef Watson

Diabetes affects “382 million people worldwide, and that number is expected to grow to 592 million by 2035.” With the global diabetes care market projected to reach $122 billion by 2022, Cognitive computing, cloud technologies and the Internet of Things (IoT) are poised to help diabetics worldwide achieve a better quality of life and outcomes […]

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Watson analyzes ‘Harry Potter,’ makes some astute character observations

Throughout the Harry Potter series of books, the characters continually find abilities within themselves that they didn’t know they had. In that same vein, we’re finding new, surprising applications for cognitive computing seemingly every day. We know IBM Watson can help students learn. By connecting to Watson through the cloud using Bluemix, students in Texas […]

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Watson meets the Dublin Chamber of Commerce

I recently had the pleasure sharing details of Watson’s capabilities available on IBM Bluemix with attendees at an event hosted by the Dublin Chamber of Commerce in Ireland. At the event, themed “Cognitive computing: Disrupt or be disrupted,” attendees learned about industries where technologies such as mobile, cloud and analytics have enabled organizations large and […]

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IBM Cognitive Studio – An immersive experience at SXSW 2016

Merriam-Webster’s dictionary defines the term “cognitive” as “of, relating to, or involving conscious mental activities (such as thinking, understanding, learning, and remembering.” Attendees at the 2016 South by Southwest (SXSW) festival in Austin, Texas, experienced what “cognitive” means firsthand when visiting the IBM Cognitive Studio, an entire building dedicated to showcasing solutions and capabilities built […]

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IT operations analytics – Let humans tackle the harder problems

It’s a fact: IT challenges organizations face every day are increasing, while the staff needed to resolve these issues is decreasing. We see this trend across markets—transportation, finance, broadband and retail. For example, financial options trading halted on the biggest US exchange following an outage caused by software issues. And a leading freight company lost […]

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Medical Minecraft – Cognitive computing in games

There are games galore accessible and played from multiple devices and platforms. These are developed for and played by people of all ages for fun, to improve decision making,, learn domain specific skills through serious games and learning to name a few. This article takes a different perspective and examines the future of gaming leveraging […]

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Cloud computing moves to the edge in 2016

The year 2016 will be exciting in terms of applied technologies. We see a lot of technologies maturing and moving from lab exercises to real-world business technologies that solve real-life customer problems – especially in the areas of digital transformation, API, cloud, analytics, and the Internet of Things (IoT). In particular, we see the following […]

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