By Ryan Boyles on August 11, 2016

Team up and connect: an IoT soccer project for good causes

Analysts project that by 2025, data from connected devices will yield insights driving potential economic value of as much as $11 trillion*. Yes. TRILLION. Dollars. The concept of the Internet of Things (IoT) is still lofty. How do connected devices improve the lives of individuals and society to equate to such a large dollar value? […]

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By Kamron Nafarieh on August 10, 2016

Knightscope: robotic police

Robotics is a diverse and far reaching industry. In  the digital age, we are just beginning to understand where robotics can have an impact. Enter Knightscope, a crime fighting robot. Crime rates in the United States have fluctuated greatly over the years. After the second World War, crime rates increased in the U.S. and continued […]

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By Dan Bigos on August 10, 2016

Analytics and cognitive are improving asset reliability

In the previous blog we focused on capabilities and benefits available to manufacturing organizations via the combination of the IoT and analytic technologies – each fundamental components of cognitive manufacturing. Intelligent, instrumented, connected equipment now enables lines of business closely associated with manufacturing processes to gain a far more detailed and accurate understanding of equipment […]

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By Liza Cooper on August 10, 2016

Dogstar: the world’s first dog emotion sensor

I am willing to bet that you, or someone you know, uses a wearable device. I am also willing to claim that your dog does not have his or her own wearable. Yet. Meet Dogstar. Dogstar was born at Cornell University, during their Startup Studio, a program that encourages students to flex their entrepreneurial muscles. […]

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By John McNamara on August 9, 2016

How to tweet from space – the launch

Following six weeks of frenetic preparation by a team of Imperial College students and an IBM Senior Inventor, The Sentinel was finally ready to launch Watson into space. An affordable, cognitive probe that could keep watch on earth. It would look for signs of danger and report back any issues it saw. It would also […]

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By Angela Huang on August 9, 2016

Transforming the agricultural industry

According to UN Food and Agriculture Organization, we need to grow 70% more food to feed the additional 2.3 billion population by 2050. How to meet the increasing demands with the limited natural resources,  and with the impact of climate change, has become the key issue the world is facing. That’s why the agricultural industry […]

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By Oystein Haaland on August 9, 2016

IoT analytics at the edge: transforming the energy industry

Savvy leaders already understand that the Internet of Things will radically reshape the way we do business in the years to come. But the extent of this transformation can’t be overstated. According to a McKinsey report, IoT brings with it a total potential economic impact of $3.9T to $11.1T by 2025. Nowhere will this impact […]

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By Lynne Slowey on August 5, 2016

Joining BBC Newsnight for Q&A on IoT

Whether we’re aware of it or not, we’re all living and breathing IoT – from using the navigation system in our cars to setting our home alarms to dropping off packages to the post office. It’s touching all our lives – changing the market landscape and the way businesses are adapting to reach us as […]

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By Liza Cooper on August 3, 2016

IoT and the environment: A greener world

The Internet of Things opens up a world of possibilities for the future of businesses, environments, and lives. One of the many impacts of the Internet of Things is the increased understanding of energy needs and consumptions. Through smart-architecture, building designers and tenants can understand how people interact with their physical spaces. IoT technology gives […]

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By Vincent Lonij on August 3, 2016

Cognitive Systems to manage the food-water-energy nexus

In 1759 Arthur Guinness signed a 9,000 year lease for the brewery in Dublin, Ireland that would become famous around the world. He agreed to pay £45 each year for this lease. Today, we would be less than 3 percent into the term of that lease which looks like a pretty bold and visionary move. […]

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By John McNamara on August 2, 2016

How to tweet from space – the build

On Wednesday, 4 May, four students from Imperial College London met with a Senior Inventor and Computer Scientist at IBM’s R&D Centre in Hursley Park, Hampshire.  Their vision was to launch an affordable, cognitive probe into space that could keep watch on earth. They called themselves ‘Project Edge‘. It would look for signs of danger […]

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By Chris O'Connor on July 28, 2016

Wiring the Internet of Things

One of the unique challenges of the Internet of Things is stepping into an object oriented world, and understanding how to link together so many disparate objects that speak different languages. The average IoT engineer is not interested in diving into the coding necessary to drive these interactions, they want to quickly be able to […]

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