Gwilym Newton

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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Emerging Tech take home a Prize at the FCA Hackathon

The FCA held a TechSprint (aka a hackathon) for three days in May for over 300 industry players to collaborate and explore ways to reduce financial crime. Four IBMers from  Emerging Technology, iX, and Software Group teamed up with a fin-tech, US regulator and bank to explore how to use natural language processing to analyse a […]

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IBM & Ogilvy Hackathon 2017 (May, Sea Containers, London)

Background Ogilvy UK hosted a 2-day Hack event with the explicit purpose of solving a problem, big or small, focusing entirely on the individual citizen’s healthy living. Using the most comprehensive suite of machine learning and AI tools, Watson the technology specialists found solutions to help citizens engage in positive behaviour using data, insights, and […]

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ETS at Building Live

Myself and Elizabeth  were excited to attend this years Building Live Conference in London. Under discussion was the existing and future BIM Levels. As we move through the levels of BIM the focus begins to change. Level 1: Is all about the Design and Construction of the building, and moving that to a digital age. Level […]

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