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How to tweet from space – the launch

Written by John McNamara | August 9, 2016 | Aerospace, Platform

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 ...read more


IoT and the environment: A greener world

Written by Liza Cooper | August 3, 2016 | Environment

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 ...read more


Cognitive Systems to manage the food-water-energy nexus

Written by Vincent Lonij | August 3, 2016 | Environment, Platform

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. ...read more


Wiring the Internet of Things

Written by Chris O'Connor | July 28, 2016 | Platform

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 ...read more


The future with robotics and AI is bright

Written by Liza Cooper | July 15, 2016 | Robotics

Since the dawn of technology, there have been fears surrounding the future. What will these advances bring? How will they change our lives? What does this mean for my livelihood? In the twenty-first century these fears are the same. “Will robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) put me out of a job?” The answer is yes, ...read more


IBM and AT&T join forces in the IoT

Written by Liza Cooper | July 13, 2016 | Article, Blog

IBM and AT&T team up to create robust IoT solutions. This collaboration will provide deeper insights from data collected from connected devices. This partnership will bring forth a fully integrated solution that will provide access to powerful design tools, global connectivity, advance analytics, and cognitive services for analyzing IoT data. These features will help to ...read more


Bring the power of Watson IoT to the Edge

Written by Greg Knowles | July 12, 2016 | Platform

IBM is working with Cisco to coordinate analytics and data processing from the cloud to the edge to respond to conditions with low latency and throttle the flow to the cloud. Greg Knowles, IBM Program Director, Internet of Things Analytics, Watson IoT will be sharing the details at Cisco Live! Attend CiscoLive! to hear about ...read more


Connected cars are a driving force for the IoT

Written by Liza Cooper | July 11, 2016 | Automotive

In Q1 of this year, more automobiles were connected to cellular networks than mobile phones. 84% of American’s use a cellphone, according to a study by Chetan Sharma Consulting. This number has remained steady for the last few years and is not expected to shift much in the near future. Those who are purchasing cellphones ...read more


3 BIG ways the IoT is impacting the way we experience buildings

Written by Jacqi Levy | June 6, 2016 | Buildings

This is the final post in a four-part series on how the Internet of Things is impacting buildings. Over centuries, buildings have evolved from simple shelters to specialized habitats where we work, eat, shop, and find entertainment. Once constructed, these structures can last for hundreds of years, and yet, they are largely static. They can’t ...read more


Creating smart cities with IoT

Written by Bill McCabe | June 3, 2016 | Blog, Cities

Parking meters, information signs, CCTV, traffic signals – almost everywhere that you look in a modern city, there’s a microchip embedded device, connecting to the all-encompassing Internet of Things. Modern cities are run just like businesses. Cities compete for residents, investors, tourists, and even funding from central government. For cities to remain relevant, they have ...read more


New IoT Center of Excellence at APU

Written by Liza Cooper | June 3, 2016 | Blog

Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation (APU) recently announced a new IoT Center of Excellence in Malaysia. This center will be the first of its kind in the country and will aim to broaden the reach of cognitive computing. The IoT Center of Excellence will leverage Watson IoT technologies to strengthen the already robust, ...read more


Getting started with Watson IoT

Written by Mary Bunzel | June 3, 2016 | Article, Blog

Much has been written about how the Internet of Things has disrupted traditional businesses — and how that disruption is poised to skyrocket as we distill better insights from our connected devices. Today, smart leaders already know it’s time to get started exploring the power of IoT for business. What most don’t know, however, is ...read more