Women of Color in STEM Take Center Stage at the Oscars

When the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences holds the 89th Oscars this Sunday, I’ll be rooting for “Hidden Figures” to win Best Picture, and Octavia Spencer to win Best Supporting Actress. Since both Black History Month and National Engineers Week occur in February, it would be great if during this month, the movie […]

Northern Trust Trusts Blockchain for Private Equity

Today, private equity tends to be an opaque, costly endeavor. Often, ten percent or more is spent on administration. In addition, the administrative activities are manual and can take a great deal of time to complete. In the past, this information (or its owners) was not trusted enough to be digitized. So when Northern Trust […]

The Science of AI and the Art of Social Responsibility

I am a computer scientist and engineer, inspired by the art of the possible and driven by the practice of computing applications. For decades, I’ve quantified my professional achievements using metrics like computability, performance, scalability, and usability. But the transformational nature of artificial intelligence requires new metrics of success for our profession. It is no […]

How Blockchains Can Provide New Benefits for Healthcare

How valuable would it be to have the full history of your health? What if every one of your vital signs that have been recorded, all the medicines taken, information associated with every doctor’s visit, illness, operations and more could be efficiently and accurately captured? The quality and coordination of health care would be expected […]

Cognitive Health Care: We Have Liftoff

It’s hard to believe it’s only been two short years since Watson Health first launched at the Heath Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conference. IBM understood the massive potential to bring the power of cognitive computing to healthcare in a meaningful way and it already has – empowering researchers, supporting clinicians bringing the power of […]

How Watson Can Help Close Gaps in Care Among the NY Medicaid Population

Doctors and hospitals often do tremendous work when health problems are immediate, acute and episodic – think of the heart attack or the broken leg – but getting patients with more long-term, chronic problems to get and stay healthy is an enormous challenge. This difficulty is why chronic conditions like diabetes and hypertension make up […]