By Bret Greenstein on June 27, 2018

Using AI to learn your buildings’ energy behavior

Buildings are a central part of the world today. We live, work and play in them. We socialize, learn and engage in them. In fact, it’s estimated that we spend 93% of our time in buildings.  Of course, buildings don’t remain static once the builder hands over the keys – their uses, occupants and components […]

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By Bret Greenstein on April 26, 2018

Reimagine your customer’s experiences with Watson Assistant and IFTTT

The launch of Watson Assistant in March was about the “what if” that an AI-based digital assistant brings to today’s businesses. Namely: what if you could create truly personalized experiences for your customers? What if you could drive engagement with your users while ensuring privacy and trust? What if you could create experiences that learn with your […]

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By Bret Greenstein on October 24, 2016

IoT devices used in DDoS attacks

On Friday 21 October, unknown hackers used Internet of Things (IoT) devices to launch three Distributed Denial of Service, or DDoS attacks on Dyn. Dyn is a company that provides internet services, among them a Domain Name Service (DNS). A DNS services is like a telephone directory for the internet, it translates the web address […]

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By Bret Greenstein on October 5, 2016

How Watson IoT may transform your next hospital stay

My last visit to a hospital was to see a friend who was recovering from surgery. At the time, I was filled with relief that she was doing well, and it didn’t even occur to me that my work at IBM could one day make a hospital stay more comfortable for patients and their loved […]

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By Bret Greenstein on October 3, 2016

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s Watson IoT!

Ladies and Gentlemen, we have lift off. Watson IoT now has a bird’s eye view of the world thanks to a partnership we unveiled today with Aerialtronics.  Aerialtronics designs unmanned aircraft systems or what we like to call drones. These are not the toys you see kids using on their front lawns or at the […]

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By Bret Greenstein on June 29, 2016

Building blocks for transformation

If you saw Eric-Jan Kaak at the CeBIT conference in Hannover, Germany you would have seen a man playing with LEGO® wearing a big smile and a suit in a room full of enthusiastic geeks and technologists. The toy building blocks are a part of the IcoSense showcase, not just because they are playful and […]

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By Bret Greenstein on May 16, 2016

Coursera: a developer’s guide to the Internet of Things (IoT)

The rapid growth and popularity of the Internet of Things has inspired many to think of ideas that will challenge the status quo. There are countless of examples of IoT businesses that were started by individuals tinkering and exploring with electronics and prototyping boards. It is through the act of connecting their device to the […]

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By Bret Greenstein on April 21, 2016

Getting started with Watson IoT is as easy as Pi

The Raspberry Pi has fueled the maker culture by offering more power than many low-end devices. With millions sold worldwide, it has become a symbol of innovation and creativity for the Internet of Things. Because many engineers begin tinkering with IoT ideas on a Raspberry Pi, IBM has committed to the Pi ecosystem to deliver […]

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