machine learning

The Internet of Things requires machine learning and AI

Written by John McDonald | March 20, 2019 | AI Assistants, Systems Engineering

If there ever was a time where there was enough storage to capture it all, that time has passed. It now makes no economic sense to capture every data point, as we need only selected data points to train models. This computer assist of humans through machine learning is almost required to sift through the data from the Internet of Things. ...read more


Four steps to get the most value from your IoT data

Written by Jiani Zhang | January 7, 2019 | Platform

The IoT journey has evolved over the last several years. But it is definitely a journey. Let’s look at the four steps every organization needs to master to truly realize value from their IoT efforts. ...read more


Watson and AI-powered manufacturing dominate 2018

Written by Dr. Stephan Biller | April 19, 2018 | Manufacturing

As VP of Offering Management for IBM Watson IoT, I am often asked what Watson can do for manufacturing. As it happens, I had the chance to speak to Ralph Rio, of ARC Advisory Group about exactly this a few weeks ago at the ARC Industry Forum. The answer lies in artificial intelligence (AI). AI-powered solutions enable ...read more


What Reinventors Know. Part 4: The importance of culture

Written by Cristene Gonzalez-Wertz | March 16, 2018 | Business

If you’ve been keeping up with the earlier parts of this series, you’ll know that Reinventors are agile and future-focused. Reinventors build emerging technologies into their business strategy to help achieve future strategic goals. They prepare for a future of increased intelligence and automation. They understand intrinsically that platforms are the key to better data ...read more


What Reinventors Know. Part 1: Realizing the potential of IoT with Artificial Intelligence

Written by Cristene Gonzalez-Wertz and | March 13, 2018 | Business

Welcome to ‘What Reinventors Know’ – a four-part blog series dedicated to reinventing enterprises with the help of IoT technologies. We’ll share insights from the movers and shakers who are using Artificial Intelligence and the Internet of Things to uncover new opportunities, create new revenue streams, and leave the competition far behind. In this installment, we explore ...read more


IoT ruins movies: The Thomas Crown Affair

Written by Jen Clark | December 5, 2017 | Commentary / Opinion

‘Tis the season to be sickly, so I spent Friday afternoon watching The Thomas Crown Affair through a haze of phlegm and self-pity. The 1999 one, not the 1968 one. Yes, it still counts as work. And the reason is that, fortunately, this Pierce Brosnan-y classic is terrific fodder for IoT ruination. Below, we delve ...read more


Affective computing: can machines achieve emotional intelligence?

Written by Jen Clark | November 8, 2017 | Blog

Earlier this year, admittedly a little late to the party, I got hooked on ‘Humans’: a TV series in which robots (or ‘synths’) achieve consciousness, only to struggle to find a place in a world that does not want them. Sam Vincent and Jonathan Brackley’s 2015 series is both uncanny and thought-provoking, and it throws ...read more


Facing the threat: Big Data and crime prevention

Written by Jen Clark | August 22, 2017 | Blog

Following last week’s horrible attacks in Barcelona, a friend asked me what IoT technology is doing to fight violent crime. While I was hardly surprised by the question, I had to admit that I didn’t know the answer. It got me thinking about the potential of big data analytics to spot patterns and trends and ...read more


IoT weekly round-up: Thursday 17th August 2017

Written by Jen Clark | August 17, 2017 | Blog

Welcome to the IoT weekly round-up – your link to the latest from the connected world. This week, customers in Canada and the U.S. can use Google Home to make phone calls, Microsoft’s been testing autonomous gliders, and machine learning could help unearth new species of plant life from among centuries of unclassified data. Google ...read more


IoT weekly round-up: Thursday 13th July 2017

Written by Jen Clark | July 13, 2017 | Blog

This week in the connected world, DARPA funds the efforts of six groups to develop a brain-to-computer, two-way interface, there’s a new tool for the visually impaired with text and facial recognition, and IBM has a new solution in town: The IBM Services Platform with Watson. Read on for the latest. DARPA agency awards $65 ...read more


Cognitive inspection: IBM Visual Insights

Written by Jen Clark | July 4, 2017 | Manufacturing

The adoption of automation and IoT technologies within the manufacturing industry has led to speedier production, better asset management and significantly reduced downtime. But inspection processes, which are often fully manual and reliant on staff availability and expertise, can cause something of a bottleneck. Cognitive capabilities can help reduce inspection time and improve consistency in ...read more


WaterBot: connected for safe water

Written by Karen Lewis | March 20, 2017 | Robotics

Water, water everywhere, but is it safe to drink? The nation’s public water systems are stressed. How utilities respond to this challenge and get support for increasing rates will require careful planning, strategic prioritization, appropriate rate structures, public outreach, and effective communication with all stakeholders. Replacing service lines nationwide would cost billions of dollars. If ...read more