The Post-Pokémon Go Economy

What we learned about the potential of augmented reality and location-based gaming The fad phase of Pokémon Go may already be waning, but the wildly popular app has taught us enduring lessons about the power of augmented reality. Prior to the release of Pikachu and his Pokémon cohort into the world of mobile gaming, AR […]

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Step-by-Step: Transform your business with cognitive computing

Photo credit: Jon Simon/Feature Photo Service for IBM The greatest early potential for cognitive computing (systems that learn at scale, reason with purpose, and interact with humans naturally) is as a decision support system. Cognitive systems will churn through massive data sets—both structured and unstructured—and offer suggestions on anything from the treatment of a disease […]

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Renee Wynn: NASA’s new CIO is on a data-driven mission to Mars

Renee Wynn has served the federal government in various capacities for more than 25 years, including a long stint with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Until now, these positions have been decidedly terrestrial. Not anymore. In July of this year, Wynn joined the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Five months into her tenure as […]

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New Vocabulary: Cognitive Computing

Understand systems that learn, reason and interact Cognitive Computing: A Definition Cognitive computing refers to systems that learn at scale, reason with purpose, and interact with humans naturally. What it means Cognitive computing systems aren’t programmed; they’re trained to sense, predict, infer and, in some ways, think, using artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms that […]

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Nicole Jeter West: Digital engagement and the art of restraint

Every August, during the waning days of summer in New York, the best tennis players in the world flock to Flushing, Queens, and compete in one of the most grueling tournaments in the sport: the US Open. For the players, the stakes are high. The Open represents the last chance of the year for grand-slam […]

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