Rethinking the Mayflower: How I Came to Build an Autonomous Ship to Cross the Atlantic

To cross the Atlantic with an unmanned, autonomous ship will push technology to its limits. Like the Mayflower’s 101 passengers in 1620, we’ll also need a lot of help and some good luck. I grew up in Boston, Massachusetts. I spent a lot of time messing around in the ocean, swimming and diving. Unlike my […]

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Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Championing a Culture of Security

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month in many places around the world – so it is a great time to reinforce the importance of championing a culture of security, both inside IBM, and with our clients worldwide. Supporting smart habits in the workplace can go a long way in preventing cyber incidents that might lead to […]

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IBM Watson: Reflections and Projections

AI has gone through many cycles since we first coined the term “machine learning” in 1959. Our latest resurgence began in 2011 when we put Watson on national television to play Jeopardy! against humans. This became a cornerstone event, demonstrating that we had something unique. And we saw early success, putting Watson to work on […]

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PMI Ranks Watson One of the Top 50 Projects of Last 50 Years

In celebration of its 50th anniversary, the Project Management Institute (PMI) has announced a first-of-its-kind ranking: the 50 Most Influential Projects of the Past 50 Years. This list, which spans notable and influential projects across decades, industries, disciplines and locations, represents PMI’s vision of how project work can turn ideas into reality and help change […]

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City ‘Congestion Pricing’ Helps Commuters Out of a Jam

More people than ever are living and working in cities – and that’s becoming a problem. All those people need to get around, and our transit systems, after years of underinvestment, can’t handle the load. Frustrated by poor service, more people are opting to drive instead, or take an Uber or Lyft. The result? Traffic, and […]

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Building Data Science Strength from Within

Filling gaps in portfolios, improving upon products and making them not just whole, but advanced, is part of most organizations’ business regimen. It’s the kind of work, the kind of commitment to constant reflection and improvement that separates the successful from the not-so-successful. This philosophy transcends to people, as well. If a gap exists in […]

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IBM’s First Certified Data Scientists: “It’s Amazing”

When IBM Chief Economist and Data Science Profession Leader Martin Fleming announced an effort to create a first-of-its-kind Data Scientist certification, Brian Johnston thought it was “a really cool idea.” But Johnston, Lead Data Scientist in the IBM Chief Analytics Office, wasn’t sure about finding the time to undergo the assessments and skills validations required […]

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Why Visionary Banks Have Embraced the Platform Model

Financial services are usually a means to an end. No one wakes up in the morning thinking, “Oh, I want to go get a mortgage today.” They wake up saying they need a home. Visionary banks understand this, which is why they are investing heavily in new platforms that allow them to embed themselves more […]

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IBM’s z15: Built for the Cloud You Want, with the Privacy and Security You Need

As more enterprises embrace a hybrid multicloud strategy, IBM is addressing their most important requirements during this transformation with the new z15, which now features encryption everywhere, cloud-native development, and instant recovery. IBM consulted with more than 100 companies as part of the design and development for IBM’s z15, a secured and highly-resilient enterprise platform. […]

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How Drones Help Visualize the Wireless Grid to Serve Stronger 5G

Wireless signals have become essential for our daily life — whether WiFi, 3G, 4G, LTE, or the soon-to-be-ubiquitous 5G. But the physics of those 5G signals may prove to be challenging according to Ryan Anderson, Platform Strategist, CTO Group for Edge Development at IBM. Our offices and homes and urban spaces were made for the […]

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P-TECH Aims to Make Irish Workforce More Diverse, Equitable, and Inclusive

As a P-TECH industry partner working at Irish Life & Canada Life in Dublin’s north east inner city, we’re working to integrate innovative and emerging technologies in our business –with support from local community talent to make our workforce more diverse, equitable, and inclusive. All industries across all sectors are digitizing and the jobs market […]

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Recognizing an Engineering Leader in the Evolving Cloud: Bala Rajaraman

All too often in the world of high tech, we are quick to accept change, evolutionary and revolutionary technologies that make subtle or dramatic improvements in business and our lives. We revel in the advance, abandon the last version or model, adopt the new tech and move on, often not stopping to recognize the individuals […]

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