Cognitive

How businesses can get the cognitive edge

The buzz in the computing industry is all about cognitive. My clients are at various stages of understanding its implications. They want to know what cognitive truly is and how it solves real business challenges. So what is cognitive?  As many observers have noted, it’s not a specific product. Instead, it’s an era that includes multiple […]

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Social media sentiment analysis paints a clearer picture of the political environment

According to Pew Research Center, social media opens up new ways for people with similar interests to find, share and talk about news, including news about politics, with friends and colleagues. This means social media can get somewhat chaotic during election time. Cognitical is a cognitive solution from the Cloud Therapy team that conducts sentiment […]

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The solution to AI and jobs Is training, not taxes

Let’s take a breath: robots and artificial intelligence systems are nowhere near displacing the human workforce. Nevertheless, no less a voice than Bill Gates has asserted just the opposite and called for a counterintuitive, preemptive strike on these innovations. His proposed weapon of choice? Taxes on technology to compensate for losses that haven’t happened. AI […]

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Paygilant prevents mobile wallet fraud with IBM Cloud technology

People around the world do almost everything with their mobile devices. Paying for purchases with them is just another use case that makes sense. That’s why the issuers — banks, financial markets, communications service providers and mobile wallet providers — as well as merchants  want to be part of this trend. They’re developing and promoting their mobile wallets […]

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Watson identifies the best shots at the Masters

Golf fans know great shots when they see them. And now, Watson does, too. For this year’s Masters Tournament, IBM — which has a long history with the Masters as a technology partner — is making use of Watson’s Cognitive Highlights capability to find those memorable moments and spotlight them at Augusta National Golf Club […]

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How Woodside Energy outthinks uncertainty with Watson

Seventy miles off the coast of Australia, in the deep waters of the North West Shelf, you’ll find what looks like a gas platform. But don’t be fooled. This massive tapestry of pipes and shafts, gauges and steel is more than a piece of machinery — it’s a prototype for a cognitive business. Saving and […]

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Twitter turns to Watson to stop abuse before it starts

Twitter isn’t taking bullying on its platform sitting down. In remarks at IBM InterConnect this week, Twitter Vice President of Data Strategy Chris Moody said stopping abuse is the company’s number one priority, though he admitted it is “a very, very hard challenge.” Along with updates to its policies, another way Twitter is facing down […]

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How Watson helps H&R Block deliver engaging customer experiences

Just under three-fourths of US citizens get tax refunds every year, according to H&R Block CEO Bill Cobb. For H&R Block customers, the number is higher; it’s closer to 85 percent. Now that IBM Watson is helping H&R Block tax professionals guide customers through the filing process, the company is aiming to make that number […]

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Honda and Watson team up for safe driving

At IBM InterConnect, IBM CEO Ginni Rometty talked about the three principles of augmented intelligence in this AI era: service to mankind, transparency, and skills. She also discussed how IBM Watson can make us a better version of ourselves. There’s no better example of this than Honda R&D’s Driver Coaching System prototype that helps new […]

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Taking cognitive to the next level in gaming, fintech and Kubernetes

Imagine you’re playing a video game, but instead of getting frustrated by waiting while the game catches up with you, it keeps pace. It learns your behaviors and suggests weapons that you want, or tips that you need (because you can’t get past that type of puzzle without a cheat). It’s like playing with your […]

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Bluemix, Watson and bot mania: The cognitive era plays hard at SXSW 

The IBM activation this past week in downtown Austin earned it the number three slot in AdWeek’s compilation of the top eight topics that had attendees buzzing at South by Southwest. No wonder. IBM at SXSW 2017 enticed developers to the golden age of cognitive by amping up its Bluemix services offerings, specifically around the […]

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3 keys to unlocking unstoppable process transformation

In today’s fast-paced and competitive world, business depends on continual innovation. As customers’ expectations continue to grow, delivering a stellar customer experience is more important than ever before. Eliminating process inefficiencies and increasing productivity and innovation are critical to success. To accomplish customer-driven innovation, businesses need a process transformation strategy that includes three key factors: […]

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