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Emerging Technology supports Project Owl within IBM Corporate Service Corps Deployment

In March 2019, Dan Cunnington from Emerging Technology was deployed to Puerto Rico to help facilitate the field testing of the winning Call for Code solution – Project Owl. As part of the grand prize, Project Owl won a field testing opportunity supported by IBM Corporate Service Corps to field test their winning solution on […]

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Writing a Chess Game with IBM Watson, and Unity

With the release of the Watson Unity SDK in 2018, myself and Amara Graham (Keller) set out to build a chess game that could be completely voice controlled. In order to tackle this, we had three major tasks ahead of us, each of which had a clear solution. First of all, we would need our application to […]

IBM Player Spotlight Built with IBM Watson

The Emerging Technology team within IBM Research UK, have been working with FOX Sports to enhance their viewer’s experience of watching ‘The Beautiful Game’. The IBM Player Spotlight Built with IBM Watson is an AI-powered tool built for the FOX Sports’ studio team to access complex statistical analyses using an easy-to-use conversational interface. With the […]

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Playing with the Bloch Sphere

How we made a game of learning Qubits . In this article we will briefly show the tool we built while learning quantum computing; alas, this article is not about teaching these concepts. We will be covering these in a series of articles soon.     At the start of our journey we were learning […]

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Raise the Game: Cognitive Analysis in Sports

A Clash of Worlds IBM Watson has been used to assist some of the world’s biggest companies and help tackle some of humanities greatest threats. Now, it’s being used to assist Leatherhead Football Club, a team that play in the 7th tier of English Football and are made of up delivery drivers, car salesmen and […]

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Emerging Technology supports Project Owl within IBM Corporate Service Corps Deployment

In March 2019, Dan Cunnington from Emerging Technology was deployed to Puerto Rico to help facilitate the field testing of the winning Call for Code solution – Project Owl. As part of the grand prize, Project Owl won a field testing opportunity supported by IBM Corporate Service Corps to field test their winning solution on […]

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Helping Disabled Passengers Travel with Confidence

Introduction Disabled or disadvantaged passengers have every right to fear travelling with multiple high profile cases of unfair and appalling levels of service evident in the media, particularly for rail passengers. Our team have been tackling this problem recently in collaboration with the IBM Travel and Transport team and 50% funding through Innovate UK’s call […]

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Rainbow Octopus – Animate a 3d character with ARKit & IBM Watson

Rainbow Octopus is an open-source project created to show how a developer could use IBM’s Watson services in ARKit and Unity to control and manipulate a 3d animated character. Specifically, via the Watson Unity SDK, we capture and send speech to the IBM Speech To Text, and interpret the results using Tone Analyser and Watson […]

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Finding Hidden Cell Phones in Prisons

Myself and some colleagues from IBM’s Emerging Technology attempted a two-day project just before Christmas this year, because we thought we might have the tech to tackle a big problem: cell phones in prisons, we know prisoners have them, but they are rarely ever tracked down. This is something the UK government is currently planning to spend […]

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Building the IBM Emotive Droid

Animating emotion. This is a project to show of the use of affective computing (Emotional AI) in the Watson suite, which is IBM’s collection of cloud-based AI API’s. We hooked this into The Waston SDK for Unity, which allowed us to use this as a 3D Environment. The goal here was simple: to create an […]

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Writing a Chess Game with IBM Watson, and Unity

With the release of the Watson Unity SDK in 2018, myself and Amara Graham (Keller) set out to build a chess game that could be completely voice controlled. In order to tackle this, we had three major tasks ahead of us, each of which had a clear solution. First of all, we would need our application to […]

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