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Automotive Data Privacy: Securing Software at Speed & Scale

The superhighway of connected car systems is widening, and it’s yielding greater volume and velocity of information across intravehicle and intervehicle networks. But with speed and scale come new security concerns. Vehicles now boast more than 100 million lines of code, hundreds of task-specific microchips and multiple operating systems. With consumers increasingly prioritizing seamless service […]

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On Privacy Day, Remembering How Much Work Still Lies Ahead

International Data Privacy Day is meant to raise awareness about how personal data is being used, collected and shared in today’s digital society. That’s critically important, as we know that data privacy is increasingly top of mind for so many of us. A recent Morning Consult poll of consumers in the U.S. and E.U. commissioned […]

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On the Baroque Art Trail with IBM Watson

Art is a social and relational process. It involves interaction between the artist and the audience. It provides a dialogue, an exchange of impressions, feelings, knowledge and thoughts. This relationship can be complete, attractive, authentic and satisfactory, especially when the viewer fully understands as much as possible of the context and value of the artwork. […]

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IBM Watson Makes the GRAMMYs Pop

I am a child of the ’80s, raised on a steady diet of fruit rollups and music videos. My most enduring memories of high school are set at my girlfriend’s house, sitting in her den, watching the videos that became the soundtrack of our relationship. At the time, I was convinced that music videos were […]

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AI in 2020: From Experimentation to Adoption

AI has captured the imagination and attention of people globally. But in the business world, the rate of adoption of artificial intelligence has lagged behind the level of interest through 2019. Even though we hear that most business leaders believe AI provides a competitive advantage, up until recently, some industry watchers have pegged enterprise adoption […]

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Putting Diversity to Work in Data Science

Gender diversity of data scientists has been cited as an issue by many sources. According to The Burch Works Study of Data Scientists, only 15% of data scientists are female and the percentage of females in data scientist manager roles (<10%) is much less than that of early professionals (> 20%). This data is consistent […]

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In Telecom, Watson Assistant Grows 150% Year-Over-Year

Nobody likes the prospect of having to get on a computer or pick up a phone and reach out to customer service. Call centers in countries around the world are notorious for long wait times, poor service and high customer churn. In many call centers, even the best employees are forced to dig for answers […]

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Watson Anywhere: The Future

(Part 3 in a Series) There’s a paradox in the world of AI: While it’s the largest economic opportunity of our lifetime (estimated to contribute $16 trillion to GDP by 2030), enterprise adoption of AI was less than 4% in 2018. A recent Gartner survey said that the 4% in 2018 has now grown to […]

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Some Assembly Required: What’s Ahead in Automotive Design

Industry 4.0 has arrived in the automotive industry, bringing substantial shifts in worker skill sets, line machinery maintenance and production quality control. According to the Association for Talent Development, knowledge workers are now in demand on factory floors, and CIO notes that proactive maintenance could help organizations cut the $50 billion they spend each year […]

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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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IBM Watson: Reflections and Projections

(Part 1 in a Series) 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 […]

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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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