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Get ahead with cognitive operations machine learning technology

At IBM Think 2018 I had many opportunities to interact with clients. Through those conversations, I gained numerous insights into the evolving challenges in the IT operations management space. I also learned a lot about the successes IBM clients are achieving with IBM cognitive management capabilities. The challenges around managing hybrid environments are not new, […]

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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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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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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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What can cognitive computing do for you?

In February 2011, viewers watched with amazement as IBM Watson went against Brad Rutter and Ken Jennings, two of the sharpest and fastest thinking human beings at that time, and beat them handily at Jeopardy!. It is not just the speed at which Watson made the decisions that was impressive, but also that it used […]

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Beyond scale: How IBM is accelerating enterprise cloud adoption

The enterprise cloud market is continuing to evolve, and the industry is growing beyond just infrastructure as a service. As The Wall Street Journal reported in July, global spending on information technology is expected to reach $3.5 trillion this year, up 2.4 percent from 2016, fueled in part by the rise of new cloud-enabled technologies […]

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Codify Academy ups enrollment with Watson-powered cognitive chatbot

Codify Academy, a San Francisco-based startup focused on developer education, has tapped a cognitive chatbot named Bobbot, which uses IBM Cloud with Watson technology, to increase enrollment and improve student experiences. Bobbot uses IBM Watson Conversation Service to answer prospective and current students’ questions in natural language. According to Codify Academy, the cognitive chatbot’s interactions […]

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From HAL to Watson: AI-driven models that boost efficiency

When I think of artificial intelligence (AI), I cannot help but think of the science fiction films that I grew up watching and the fictional AI computers they featured: HAL in “2001: A Space Odyssey” or Skynet in “The Terminator.” In those films people interacted with computers that could understand natural language and make decisions. […]

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How to put the IBM built-in data scientist to work for you

In modern IT operations teams, one of the biggest challenges is monitoring an increasingly complex environment—across many different tools—with fewer people. On top of that, teams face more pressure to avoid outages. And due to the immediacy of social media, outages can become very public, very quickly, negatively affecting customer sentiment of the company’s brand. […]

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Do you have a cognitive business?

Cloud and cognitive technologies are driving a revolution throughout enterprises. They’re “disruptive enablers” that produce deeper customer engagement, scale expertise and transform how organizations uncover new opportunities. Ideally, the combination of cloud and cognitive joins digital business with a new level of digital intelligence, resulting in an organization that creates knowledge from data and expands […]

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