Innovation

Helping PACE Make The World More Accessible for People with Motor Neural Disorders

On the 21st of November 2019 ETS hosted PACE for a 2 day hack event. The PACE Centre is a UK-registered charity and special school based in Buckinghamshire which specialises in helping children and young people with motor disorders, like cerebral palsy, which is estimated to effect 30,000 children in the UK. PACE transforms the […]

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Emerging Technology in full force at THINK!

On 16th October, 8 members of the Emerging Technology team attended IBM’s THINK Conference in London across 3 areas – Shaping the Future, Data & AI and the Developer Zone.   Shaping the Future Zone Over in the Shaping the Future area, we had Rosie Lickorish presenting ‘A Quarter of An Owl with Rosie’ – […]

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Analysing Sports in a Virtual Reality Environment Using Conversational Interfaces

Tools in the sports industry today regularly represent 3-dimensional data, e.g. player or ball positions, in a 2-dimensional plane. Whilst this is accessible to most, and can provide an overview of the information recorded for analysis, it does lose a sense of reality and context. It’s easy for an analyst to assess a match from […]

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Insights Built with IBM Watson

Following the success of the Leatherhead and Women’s World Cup projects, the Emerging Technology team has extended the functionality into the world of American Football and the NFL with Insights Built with IBM Watson. Insights Built with IBM Watson utilises data feeds provided by SportsRadar, which, amongst many others, includes a breakdown of in-game events. Over […]

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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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