York’s Partnership with IBM is About Doing Higher Education Differently

In an economy like Canada’s, where two-thirds of new jobs require post-secondary education and 40-70 per cent of existing jobs will be disrupted by artificial intelligence and automation, universities have never been more important. York University, in Toronto, is redefining how we prepare students for success by linking our commitment to access, connectedness, excellence and […]

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AI is Not Magic: It’s Time to Demystify and Apply

For centuries, electricity was thought to be the domain of sorcerers – magicians who left audiences puzzled about where it came from and how it was generated. And although Benjamin Franklin and his contemporaries were well aware of the phenomena when he proved the connection between electricity and lightning, he had difficulty envisioning a practical […]

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Nova Scotia Taps into Tomorrow’s Potential

The Government of Nova Scotia continually works to support the future potential of our students and help create opportunities for young people to see a future for themselves in our province. We are pleased to announce a new option for students through a unique IBM-inspired program that will provide more opportunity in the information technology […]

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Re-Inventing Care in the Digital Era

At some point in our lives, nearly all of us will provide care for a loved one. When that person is elderly or disabled, the experience can be overwhelming. About 18 months ago, I was approached by healthcare professional Helen Dempster who, after being a caregiver for her grandfather, had an idea for how to […]

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Pharma Companies and the Need to Focus on Solution Outcomes

With the buzz around technologies like artificial intelligence (AI) and blockchain, the focus easily becomes the technology itself. As companies clamour to integrate new solutions, they need to ensure they leverage technology which solves their needs, rather than shoehorning technologies into their practices, says Christina Busmalis, of IBM. In a conversation with me ahead of […]

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Why the 5G Revolution Needs More than Fiber, Spectrum and Gadgets

Last week’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona spoke to the huge potential of 5G to transform both businesses and lives. The next generation of high-speed, low-latency connectivity promises to usher in a new era of highly contextualized, personalized and high-fidelity experiences that will help turn once far-fetched scenarios into reality. It lays the foundation of […]

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In Their Own Words: Leading Women in Tech Confront the Gender Gap

With only a quarter of U.S. technology jobs currently filled by women[1], there is far more we must do as an industry to close the gender gap. And let’s be clear, closing the gender quality gap benefits society as a whole; there is a strong correlation between business performance and a gender diverse workforce; companies […]

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The Manufacturing Side of Digital Transformation: Smart Factories

The fourth Industrial Revolution, often called Industry 4.0, is now underway. This is the manufacturing side of digital transformation — the tantalizing potential of “smart factories” that deliver intelligence on demand. The evolution of data-driven autonomous systems and machine learning tools underpins the promise of Industry 4.0 as organizations look to connect IoT devices, collect […]

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New Roche Study: Predicting Diabetes-Related Chronic Kidney Disease with Real-World Data

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is one of the most severe secondary complications related to diabetes. It is characterized by the progressive loss of the kidney function, beginning with a decline in the glomerular filtration rate and/or albuminuria, eventually resulting in end-stage renal disease. This severe complication often requires dialysis or renal transplant therapy. In January […]

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How IBM is Applying AI to Improve Operational Asset Performance

Data from physical assets has become pervasive in the modern world. With inexpensive sensors, low-cost communications, and the prevalence of cloud computing, data is streaming off of physical assets and devices, and updating us about everything from our teeth brushing habits to how our elevators are running. The revolution goes far beyond consumer technologies. Every […]

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How IBM PAIRS Helps Agribusiness Generate Better Forecasts, Yields

On February 6, IBM announced it would make IBM PAIRS Geoscope – the company’s AI-enabled cloud technology built for geospatial-temporal data – widely available, offering it to data scientists and software developers in industries as diverse as agriculture, finance, retail, energy, and government. IBM had previously made PAIRS (Physical Analytics Integrated Data Repository & Services) […]

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How Future Factories Will Change Manufacturing — and Supply Chains

We’re witnessing a transformation of manufacturing supply chains that’s ushering in the fourth modality of logistics. To ground, air and ocean, we can now add digital. The move to the digital supply chain — the power source for Industry 4.0 — creates multiple opportunities for every company in every industry. But every revolution needs exemplars […]

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