By Scott Stockwell on April 19, 2017

Check in to new cognitive hotel rooms and check out connected experiences

Remember the last time you stayed in a hotel? Did you remember what time the restaurant opened for breakfast? Were you able to work the thermostat for the air conditioning? And after that long-haul flight when you woke up at silly o’clock, did you struggle to find the switch for the bedside lamp and turn […]

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By Scott Stockwell on March 22, 2017

InterConnect: The intelligent workplace of the future

IBM’s Brian Dalgetty, Offering Executive for Watson IoT welcomed Brett Lancaster, Ricoh’s Global Sales Director for Managed Information Services and Harman International’s Kevin Hague, VP Technology Strategy to join him on the stage. The panel came together to discuss the intelligent workplace of the future, how intelligent agents can help us do our work better, […]

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By Scott Stockwell on March 22, 2017

InterConnect: Mythbusters – how Watson works

Have you ever wondered how Watson, IBM’s AI works? Attendees at IBM’s InterConnect 2017 were able to find out from Rob High Jr. IBM Fellow, VP, CTO Watson, IBM Academy of Technology. Rob kicked off by defining the characteristics of what IBM sees as AI before busting a myth or four. Cognitive systems understand human […]

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By Scott Stockwell on March 21, 2017

IBM, Watson, and the Royal Bank of Canada

Ginni introduced Bruce Ross, Group Head of Operations at the Royal Bank of Canada mentioning that both he and the organisation are pioneers. Bruce is the head of both technology and operations at the no. 1 bank in Canada. Legacy is a massive strength GR: How has banking changed? BR: Clients are looking for more […]

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By Scott Stockwell on February 10, 2017

A framework for Industry 4.0

We’re surrounded by more and more connected devices we’re calling the Internet of Things. We can turn our heating on from our phones on the commute home. Pegs can tell us when to bring the washing in so it doesn’t get wet. Cars know the hazards  ahead and warn us before we get there so […]

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By Scott Stockwell on January 6, 2017

CES starts crowd-sourcing cognitive self-driving vehicle accessibility

In June 2016, Local Motors introduced Olli, the first self-driving vehicle to tap into the power of IBM Watson. At CES this year, Local Motors and IBM have joined forces with the CTA Foundation. Together the three organisations will start the journey to find new ways to expand Olli’s accessibility – expanding the ability to […]

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By Scott Stockwell on December 15, 2016

BMW Group to start research with IBM in Munich IoT HQ collaboratory

Cast your mind back to 1963 when a car called ‘Herbie’ stared in ‘the Love Bug’. Herbie was an automobile that could drive himself and ‘knew’ what his race-driver Jim wanted. Hop a few years forward to 1982 and ‘KITT‘ (Knight International Two Thousand) driven by Michael Knight had very much the same futuristic capabilities. […]

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By Scott Stockwell on December 15, 2016

What’s in a complete toolbox for asset management?

The International Maintenance Conference in Bonita Spring, Florida this week has record numbers in attendance with over 1,000 maintenance, asset and reliability professionals. The expo hall is also overflowing with nearly 100 suppliers of leading solutions specializing in asset management, reliability, condition monitoring, innovative technologies, useful products, and vital services. In salute to the nature […]

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By Scott Stockwell on December 15, 2016

Europe’s largest city welcomes IBM IoT lab

On 5 December, Europe’s largest city, Istanbul, saw IBM open the doors to an IoT lab in the company’s Client Centre. IBM worked with IoT Turkiye (IoTxTR), to create a new hub for start-ups, business partners and IBM employees to come together and build the solutions that will take advantage of the burgeoning Internet of […]

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By Scott Stockwell on November 21, 2016

The four key ingredients to realize IoT opportunities

What is it that you need to capture the substantial business opportunities that digitizing the physical world through IoT opens up? Of course you need the skills – but have you got the right skills in the right place – and can you scale them? You need industry knowledge. You might have that already, but […]

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By Scott Stockwell on November 10, 2016

How to build a bot – in 10 minutes

At the World of Watson Developer Conference, Dan O’Connor, Senior Software Engineer for Watson Conversation Services took to the stage to teach the audience how to create a bot – in 10 minutes. Dan’s worked for Watson for over four years and knows the conversation service, among others really well. Building conversational bots Users want […]

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By Scott Stockwell on November 9, 2016

How developers will build the cognitive world with Watson – Dev Con 2016

San Francisco’s Innovation Hangar next door to the Palace of Fine Arts, opened it’s doors to a host of developers interested to find out about the power of Watson. As the line up wound its way into the registration booths, welcoming espresso and red bull shots perked the crowd up. After a speedy breakfast the […]

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