Watson Assistant

By Andy Barnes on October 10, 2018

60 years of innovation, and cars that know you

Sixty years ago, IBM created the Hursley UK Lab campuses. And thus began six decades of relentless development and innovation. To celebrate this Diamond Jubilee, last month we hosted a Festival of Innovation. It was our chance to show the world where IBM develops the software that keeps the modern world running. Members of the UK […]

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By Kal Gyimesi on October 2, 2018

Putting “human” into the driving experience with AI assistants: part 2

Part 2: How should automakers think about engagement? Welcome to part two of the series. Today, I want to continue the conversations and focus on “engagement.” The quick answer is that “engagement” means “personalized.” There won’t be one without the other. The trick for AI assistants is to be able to effectively interact with users […]

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By Kal Gyimesi on September 26, 2018

Putting “human” into the driving experience with AI assistants: part 1

The era of voice has finally taken off in vehicles. Accelerating this trend is the proliferation of consumer-brand, AI-powered digital assistants. However, I expect the future growth in this category will be driven more by enterprise-grade assistants. These assistant will be embedded in every type of connected device, including, of course, our cars. Ultimately, I […]

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By Andy Barnes on August 22, 2018

Hursley’s IoT Lab: now voice-enabled with Watson Assistant

The IoT lab at IBM Hursley has just become voice-enabled – thanks to IBM Watson Assistant Solutions and six coding competition winners from Italy. The six 19-year-old Italian students were invited to Hursley after winning the Informatics Olympiad, an IBM-sponsored competition open to over 20,000 people. Their challenge: to turn the IoT lab into an interactive space in […]

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By Kal Gyimesi on August 16, 2018

110 years later, a conversational assistant is another step in automotive innovation

110 years ago, the first Ford Model T was assembled. In 1908, automobiles had already been around for decades. Yet they were still a novelty; expensive and out of reach for most Americans. But that all that changed when the first Ford Model T was assembled in Detroit, Michigan. It was a car built for […]

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By Henry Broodney on June 26, 2018

Treat your hotel customers like royalty…and your data like GOLD!

I am back from HITEC , the world’s premier hospitality technology show, in rainy (just not as rainy as last year) Houston. And this show was a timely reminder of how hospitality and data are inextricably entwined. Customer expectations are as high as ever. Hotels, like so many other disrupted businesses, must constantly evolve and […]

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By Ron Felice and Steve Surhigh on May 30, 2018

A look at AI assistants: how healthy (and private) is your data ecosystem?

Privacy has become the hottest topic of the year. The arrival of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the House of Representatives hearings on Data Protection are two, high-profile examples, and there are so many more. This is just the legal side of the equation. Social acceptance of data collection and sharing varies based […]

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By Ryan Begley on May 7, 2018

Give drivers the unique experiences they want with the right AI assistant

I’ll start with this obvious observation: today’s auto makers – and the companies that work with them – are all grappling with ever-growing customer expectations, rapid technology advancements, and changing industry boundaries. Electric and autonomous vehicles are driving new products and new ways of thinking. While electric cars are in most markets today, autonomy is, […]

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By Bret Greenstein on April 26, 2018

Reimagine your customer’s experiences with Watson Assistant and IFTTT

The launch of Watson Assistant in March was about the “what if” that an AI-based digital assistant brings to today’s businesses. Namely: what if you could create truly personalized experiences for your customers? What if you could drive engagement with your users while ensuring privacy and trust? What if you could create experiences that learn with your […]

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By Sarah Dudley and Laura Langendorf on March 22, 2018

The Daily Think: Thursday Edition

It’s Thursday, which means the last day of Think 2018 is upon us. You likely had a great night jamming out to either Train or The Chainsmokers and now pondering how to spend your last few hours before you jet out of Vegas. Here are a few ideas! 1. Squeeze in a few more great […]

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By Laura Langendorf and SARAH DUDLEY on March 21, 2018

Think Wednesday: Seven “thoughtful” moments

Yesterday was amazing. But if anyone thought Think was slowing down … not at all! We are in the home stretch at our largest IBM event ever. Yes, it’s a bit crowded here, but it’s a crowd of people ready to be part of the new world of AI. Below are some of the highlights from our Wednesday. […]

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By Sarah Dudley and Laura Langendorf on March 20, 2018

Think Tuesday: 10 “thoughtful” moments

Today was all about connections here at Think,  through IoT and beyond. IBM CEO, Ginni Rometty, opened the day with the Chairman’s address. A common theme running throughout her talk was incredible growth in IoT devices and the opportunity that AI holds for nearly every industry. 1. “We have more IoT-enabled objects than people.” – […]

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