By Chris O'Connor on August 16, 2016

How smart thermometers can track and prevent Zika

One of the nobler applications of technology is that of fighting disease. IBM and many other technology companies have a long history of dedicating resources to fight the spread of diseases and improve global health. Currently, a key focus for us is tracking and limiting the spread of the Zika virus. IBM recently announced that […]

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By Liza Cooper on August 16, 2016

World of Watson: register now

You are cordially invited to the World of Watson event on October 24th through the 27th at Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, USA. See what the future will bring This event will showcase the cognitive power of Watson and the potential that it brings for the future. See how data, analytics, and Watson can change your […]

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By Liza Cooper on August 15, 2016

Robots and their impact on sporting events

As athletes and coaches begin to adopt IoT technology, 21st century fans are beginning to expect more from sporting events. The world of robotics and AI have so much to offer in terms of event management, so why not bring bots to stadiums the world over? Using robots to organize fans Concierge robots could bring […]

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By Eduardo Bustamante on August 15, 2016

How IoT analytics at the edge keeps shipping lines moving

At the Port of Cartagena, time is always a factor – we are operational 24 hours a day without stopping. Strategically located as an entry point to the Panama Canal, the Port of Cartagena is one of the busiest ports in the Americas, shipping goods to almost 600 ports in 136 countries and handling over […]

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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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