Big Data Analytics

ROMEO Seeks to Improve Wind Farms with Machine Learning and IoT at the Edge

This past summer a five-year, €16 million EU Horizon 2020 project kicked off to reduce the maintenance cost of wind turbines using predictive machine learning algorithms, the Internet of Things and cloud computing. The project called ROMEO, or “Reliable Operations & Maintenance Decision tools and strategies for high LCoE reduction on Offshore wind”, and not […]

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Thanksgiving Stuffing and Addressing the Concerns of Future Food Security

Today my American friends in the United States and across the global diaspora will enjoy Thanksgiving. Part of this festivity is the annual feast with family members, which traditionally includes turkey, vegetables, and many wheat-based products including buttermilk biscuits, pies and my favourite, stuffing. While we enjoy the variety of delicious food available to us, […]

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IBM Scientists and Designers Mentor Start-Ups on Mandela Day in Jo’burg

Since 2009, on 18 July the world recognizes Mandela Day, to honor Nelson Mandela on his birthday. Part of Mandela’s huge legacy includes community service and volunteerism and IBM’s newest research lab in Johannesburg did its part to contribute with local start-ups. A few weeks ago IBM scientists and local design consultants spent the day […]

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Using predictive analytics to address bus bunching, keep people moving

In Dublin, like many cities globally, public transportation is promoted as the preferred mode of travel to address growing traffic and congestion problems. The bus network is the work horse of the transportation system, facilitating mass movement of people across the city. To facilitate this, many bus service providers operate routes with a high frequency […]

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Cornell, IBM Research collaborate to safeguard milk and — in the process — the world’s global food supply

Milk. You probably have it in your fridge, but might not realize that the study of this single beverage can produce insights that could reduce foodborne illness and waste across the entire food system. Next-generation sequencing and big data analytics will identify new ways to eliminate hazards in the food supply chain — using milk […]

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Automating low-level tasks for data scientists

Data scientists are among the most sought after professionals in the IT industry. In 2012, Harvard Business Review called data scientist “the sexiest job of the 21st century.” The professionals turn raw data into actionable insights that help drive business value or, sometimes, even disrupt industries or create entirely new ones. Surprisingly, however, data scientists […]

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IBM’s Spark scientists show off their latest code at Summit

Since its inaugural event in 2013, thousands of developers, scientists, analysts, researchers and executives from around the globe have trekked to the Spark Summit to talk about how the open source processing engine known as Apache Spark can apply big data, machine learning and data science to deliver new insights. With more than 1,000 contributors […]

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From IoT and vines grow the fruits of innovation

Innovation is a company principle shared by both IBM and E. & J. Gallo Winery, the world’s largest family-owned winery, headquartered in Modesto, California. While the Internet of Things (IoT) and wine don’t seem like obvious partners, the two companies found a common purpose focused on growing the best quality grapes while optimizing the amount […]

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Using AI and science to predict heart failure

Heart disease has been the leading cause of death for decades in the United States so it’s no surprise that heart failure rates, which is a specific type of heart disease characterized by when the heart is too weak to pump blood throughout the body, are on the rise. In fact, the number of American […]

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How Big Data is Making Scientists Smarter about Ebola

The 2014 West Africa Ebola outbreak was a tragedy of enormous proportions. It caused the death of over 11,000 people, while more than 28,000 cases have been reported. From a socioeconomic, perspective, it has brought close to collapse the three African countries most directly impacted: Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Guinea. During the outbreak and immediately […]

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Improving Healthcare in China with Cognitive Analytics

With the world’s largest population, China generates an unprecedented amount of medical data. It’s an ideal harvest ground for the development and application of cognitive solutions that extract insights from data to improve medical management. The landscape of Chinese healthcare has undergone huge transformation over the past 20 years. The digitization of medical records resulted […]

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