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Protected: Raise the Game: Cognitive Analysis in Sports

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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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Call for Code Finalists

Call for Code This year, IBM, in partnership with the American Red Cross, the UN, the Linux Foundation and many more, launched the Call for Code. Developers have revolutionised the way people live and interact with virtually everyone and everything. Where most people see challenges, developers see possibilities. The Call for Code is a multi-year, […]

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A visit to Munich for the ACM Computer Science in Cars Symposim

Supported by the Hartree Centre’s Innovation Return on Research programme – Emerging Technology and colleagues from the STFC Hartree Centre have been working to contextualise the driving environment, fusing multiple data sources together to allow vehicles to make intelligent decisions. Following on from a recent publication at the IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, the team recently presented an Extended […]

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IBM & The International Space Station

Last week I was fortunate enough to travel to San Francisco for the I.S.S. R&D Conference. In recent years Elon Musk has graced the stage as the keynote speaker at the event and this year, it was the turn of IBM. IBM were to keynote the event on the Wednesday morning which would be lead by Todd Moore, VP Open Technology, and Grady Booch, IBM Fellow. After […]

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AI helps the fan understand how top sportspeople achieve greatness

In the pursuit of greatness, it’s not enough to look through a single lens. IBM Watson tackles the challenge of seeking a deeper understanding than ever before, into what makes sporting excellence. IBM has been supporting Wimbledon’s pursuit for greatness for a staggering 29 years. Each year the partnership reaches new heights, and this year […]

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STFC Hartree Centre & Emerging Technology at IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference

Supported by the Hartree Centre’s Innovation Return on Research programme – Emerging Technology and colleagues from the STFC Hartree Centre have been working to contextualise the driving environment, fusing multiple data sources together to allow vehicles to make intelligent decisions. This work was recently presented at the IEEE VTS Vehicular Technology Conference in Porto, Portugal […]

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