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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, […]

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Building Data Science Strength from Within

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’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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How AI, IoT and Weather Tech Can Help Better Detect Deadly Wildfires

As summer temperatures in the northern hemisphere rise, so too does the risk of wildfires and the threat to life and property from the western U.S., to Europe and across Siberia. In fact, firefighting teams are working to contain wildfires across central Portugal as I write. Unfortunately, this trend shows no signs of slowing. According […]

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FOX Sports, IBM Team Up to Transform Production

The eighth edition of the FIFA Women’s World Cup™ is well underway, with teams from 12 countries battling it out for the championship title. While millions of soccer fans stay tuned to the excitement in France, IBM is teaming up with FOX Sports to help transform production of the event by infusing AI analysis and […]

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AI Supercomputing and the Enterprise

In June 2008, the well-named IBM Roadrunner supercomputer blew past all competitors by clocking at compute speeds no system on the planet had achieved before. Fast forward 10 years to June 2018. IBM and the U.S. Department of Energy debuted Summit, the world’s smartest and most powerful supercomputer, capable of 200 million calculations, a million […]

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IBM, Salesforce Join Forces for AI & Connected Commerce

It’s no secret the retail industry—fueled by rapid digitization and evolving consumer expectations—has changed dramatically over the past dozen years or so. In fact, retail is a good example of an industry operating within what IBM refers to as “Chapter 2” of the digital revolution. Unlike Chapter 1, which was characterized by customer-facing innovation and […]

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Making Monitoring AI Bias a Little Easier

When we launched Watson OpenScale late last year we turned a lot of heads. With this one solution, we introduced the idea of giving business users and non-data scientists the ability to monitor their AI and machine learning models to better understand performance, help detect and mitigate algorithmic bias, and to get explanations for AI […]

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Intent: the New Critical Success Factor in Creating AI

AI is a transformative and exciting technology that will no doubt reshape the way we live and work for decades to come. That said, we need to be extremely thoughtful and intentional about how we design these solutions. Those who design, develop, and deploy AI are responsible for ensuring that every solution they create has […]

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Could Autonomous Car Technology and AI Transform Homecare for the Elderly?

With backgrounds in medicine and health economics, we have long been interested in how the latest technologies can augment our ability to care for each other. Today, with the world’s population over 60 expected to more than double by 2050, growing faster than all other younger groups, the need for more innovative, scalable approaches to […]

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AI Comes to Life in London’s Barbican Exhibition

The Barbican Centre in London today opened its doors to a new “festival-style” exhibition, AI: More than Human, which explores creative and scientific developments in artificial intelligence (AI) through the years. This groundbreaking exhibition endeavors to demonstrate and illustrate the potential that AI systems hold to revolutionize our lives. Since the term “artificial intelligence” was […]

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