CES starts crowd-sourcing cognitive self-driving vehicle accessibility

Written by Scott Stockwell | January 6, 2017 | Automotive, Conferences

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 more

AI is the future of IoT

Written by Susanne Hupfer | December 15, 2016 | Blog

Our planet is being swept by a tsunami of data, which continues to surge as connected people and devices produce ever more. According to IDC’s Digital Universe update, the number of connected devices is projected to expand from less than 20 billion today to 30 billion by 2020 to 80 billion by 2025, when more more

Using the IoT for prescriptive engineering

Written by Steve Shoaf | December 13, 2016 | Continuous Engineering, Systems Engineering

In one of my earlier posts, I touched on the topic of engineering for business outcomes, and how engineers are being encouraged to think more broadly about the impact of their decisions. In a follow-on post, I outlined how a digital thread, in the form of an IoT feedback loop, can improve the overall results more

IoT Security vs. IT Security: What’s the difference?

Written by Karen Lewis | November 18, 2016 | Security

Concerns about IoT security are prevalent, some are unfounded, while others are completely justified. Just do a quick search and you’ll find articles posted hours, days, even minutes ago. This topic weighs heavily on the minds of consumers and enterprises alike. Can someone tap into my home security system? Are my car brakes going to more

What did Dr Lucy Rogers ‘make’ of World of Watson?

Written by Dr Lucy Rogers | November 10, 2016 | Blog

Dr Lucy Rogers is a maker and engineer, and judge of BBC TV’s series Robot Wars. She joined IBM at World of Watson, and here’s what she thought of the tech, the talks, the self-driving car, and the cognitive noun… It was clear from everything I saw at World of Watson that IBM has some more

Hacking with a purpose: Safer communities through mobile tech: A recipe for developers

Written by Lynne Slowey | November 10, 2016 | Conferences

The potential to revolutionize the use of IoT for social good has never been better. Social innovation is about the greater good—using IoT to help build healthier, safer, and smarter cities for those in need of greater access to critical services and improved living conditions. This wave of technology is already providing monumental support for more

Bluemix to Blueshop: girls that code

Written by Lynne Slowey | November 9, 2016 | Conferences

At the Watson Developer Conference we were introduced to Michelle Liang, Karen Supandi, and Madison Gong, alumni from the Girls That Code course. They introduced us to the programme, and the incredible site they created in just two weeks, after five weeks of training on the IBM Silicon Valley Girls Who Code programme. The GWC more

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

Written by Scott Stockwell | November 9, 2016 | Conferences

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 more

Can bots have intelligent conversations?

Written by Scott Stockwell | November 8, 2016 | Conferences

The afternoon session of the Watson Developer Conference saw a spotlight featuring Chris Messina, Developer Experience Lead at Uber, Matt Makai, Developer Evangelist at Twilio, Amir Shevat, Director of Developer Relations, Slack. The group came together to talk all things ‘bot’. The panel was hosted by Beerud Sheth, Co-Founder and CEO of Gupshup. The expert more

Why being modular with AI is important

Written by Scott Stockwell | November 8, 2016 | Conferences

Francesco D’Orazio, VP of Product, Pulsar took the stage. Pulsar is a next generation audience insight company. They’re looking both at people who are talking – and intrestingly, also those who aren’t talking. Pulsar started out working with the familiar favourites Facebook and Twitter. But they now go beyond that and look at Mintel, TGI, more

Turning visual recognition into video recognition

Written by Scott Stockwell | November 8, 2016 | Conferences

Ryan VanAlstine, CTO, BlueChasm and Robert Rios, Software Developer, BlueChasm welcomed the audience. Who’re BlueChasm? They’re a team of Austin developers that build platforms and API’s that integrate to existing infrastructure.In the example at the Watson Developers Conference, they were demonstrating how Watson can identify what’s in video footage. Ryan VanAlstine and Robert Rios from more

Do you ‘really’ know your customers?

Written by Scott Stockwell | October 27, 2016 | Blog, Marketing, Retail

Spencer Morris, senior data scientist at InMoment. InMoment have an ‘experience hub’ that champions the voice of the customer. The company handles 2750,000 customer experiences every day. Forrester have reported that ‘improving the customer experience is the surest way to win, serve and retain customers’. Spencer Morris, SVP Data Insight at InMoment explains the power more