Lexus Europe Creates World’s Most Intuitive Car Ad with IBM Watson

According to one of the greatest filmmakers of all time, Alfred Hitchcock, “To make a great film you need three things – the script, the script, and the script.” What happens when you give an Oscar-winning director a script written entirely by artificial intelligence? The answer is the new ‘Driven by Intuition’ advertisement by Lexus. […]

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IBM Responds to California Fires

At the time of this writing, the death toll from California’s deadliest wildfires stands at 66 – with more than 600 people still unaccounted for. Meanwhile, the fires have destroyed more than 10,000 homes, forced more than 81,000 people to evacuate, and are less than 40 percent contained. It’s in times like these that IBM and […]

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The Network Effect: IBM Blockchain Now Runs in Multiple Environments

Blockchain technology can mean many things to many people, but one key tenet of the technology is that it is dependent on the network effect. The larger, more open, diverse and distributed a network, the stronger its trust mechanisms and the greater its value to members across a network. However, this can create challenges in […]

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Why I Serve

My name is Frank Johnson. I am a veteran, and an IBMer who works for veterans. If all I had was one sentence to communicate what I feel and do every day, that sentence is it. I spent eight years active duty in the United States Air Force, and two more in the Virginia National […]

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Fueling the HPC Transformation with AI

As the annual Supercomputing conference celebrates its 30th birthday in Dallas this week, I’m reminded how far supercomputing has come, and how exciting the HPC industry is right now. With the Big Data boom, the immense amount of information represents tremendous opportunity for researchers who have new fuel for their projects. But it also provides […]

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How Ancestry Discovers Hidden Forecasting Insights with IBM Cloud, Analytics

Ancestry has been helping people discover insights about their family histories and origins since 1983. The company, which operates the world’s largest consumer DNA network, applies both engineering and technical innovations around records research and consumer genomic data to help millions of people unearth family information – information that’s often buried deep in hard-to-find, hard-to-access […]

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How the UAE is Empowering its Citizens through Blockchain

Blockchain is proving to be a disruptive technology. Over the last few years, countries, governments and organizations started experimenting with blockchain, and are now adopting this transformational technology. The United Arab Emirates has been tapping into the potential of blockchain to revolutionize its government processes and citizen services. Dubai’s journey with blockchain dates back to […]

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New-School Analytics: Knowing Your Customers’ Communities

Personalization drives nearly every marketing and sales initiative nowadays. Businesses try to duplicate in the digital realm the face-to-face interactions that small-town grocers have with their customers. Advanced data collection and analytics help fill the void of actual conversation to make sense of all kinds of customer information: historical data from past purchases, behavioral data […]

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Rugby Football Union, IBM Move on AI, Cloud for Fan Engagement

Nowhere is the virtuous circle of business more prevalent than in the world of sport. An athlete or team attracts fans, which drives a following, which attracts business partners and sponsors and enables the sports organization to invest in its business to drive success. In doing so, the athlete or club extends its fan base […]

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Canadian Border Agency Pilots Blockchain

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), created in 2003, is responsible for facilitating legitimate travel and trade. Our broad public safety mandate provides services across 1,200 points of entry and 39 international locations. On an average day, we process over 58,600 commercial releases, 14,400 trucks, 240,000 mail items, and 127,400 courier shipments, collecting more than […]

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IBM, Travelport Build Future of Travel Planning on Blockchain

There’s a great deal of discussion being had across industries and around the world about the potential impact of blockchain, a market that’s expected to be worth nearly $14B by 2022[1]. As Travelport’s Chief Architect, my team and I are responsible for seeing through the hype and finding the right implementation for new technologies. We […]

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Using Data and Analytics to Combat Human Trafficking

After serving as Deputy Director of Intelligence for the UK Serious Organised Crime Agency – similar to the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation – I found that “retiring” really wasn’t an option for me. I couldn’t walk away from the fight against human trafficking and other forms of modern slavery. It’s just too important. And […]

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