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A New Way to Accelerate Your AI Plans

Building artificial intelligence (AI) systems involves more than learning how to perform a specific task from data; it requires a strong data foundation and infrastructure architecture. This foundation, as my colleagues have said on this blog many times, assists organizations large and small as they scale the Ladder to AI. As CDO of this great […]

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IBM Melds Data Science, Business Intelligence on the Cloud

As enterprises turn to artificial intelligence (AI) to beef up business performance and drive competitive advantage, IBM is working to make analytics, data science and machine learning – the core of AI – more accessible and easy for any organization, large or small, via the cloud. It’s no surprise that large organizations understand the value […]

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Winning with AI

Building artificial intelligence (AI) systems involves more than learning how to perform a specific task from data; it requires a strong data foundation and infrastructure architecture. This foundation, as my colleagues have said on this blog many times, assists organizations large and small as they scale the Ladder to AI. As CDO of this great […]

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IBM DeepSense Collaboration to Advance ‘Blue’ Economy in Canada

The global ocean economy is predicted to increase to US $3 trillion by 2030, according to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). With the world’s longest coastline, Canada is in an enviable position to capitalize on this growth. Yet, without data-driven insight to integrate and leverage new technologies, Canadian industry will continue to […]

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These Days You’re Far From Alone When in the Field

If you’re a company that provides physical products or services, then you probably have engineers out in the field inspecting, servicing and maintaining those products. The role of so-called field engineers are by definition highly mobile, and apps are making a huge difference to these workers. Early apps consolidated workflow, logistics and job-related information. This […]

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How Plains Midstream Canada Mixed AI into its Digital Transformation

Calgary, Alberta, is home to Plains Midstream Canada (PMC), one of the largest transportation & midstream providers in the oil industry. PMC links petroleum producers with refiners and other customers via more than 8,000km of pipeline, as well as, truck and rail transportation services. It also operates 24 facilities for crude oil and NGL storage […]

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Taming Earth, Wind and Fire with AI-Supported Utility Management

Across the country, regulators and lawmakers aim to hold utilities responsible for all power outages, including those caused by weather and natural incidents. With the demand for electricity rising, governments expect utilities to treat the delivery of electrical power as a critical public service that should experience little to no interruption. When an outage lasts […]

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Minestar Taps AI to Refine Oil & Gas Bidding in Canada

Minestar casts a wide net across the Canadian oil & gas and oil sands industry. That’s because it covers just about every aspect from mining and petrochemicals, to power generation and other sectors, as well. So when the energy industry began to drive down costs in recent years, Minestar, which is known as an engineering, […]

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How the Media’s Merger-Mania Will Impact Consumers

Facing staggering disruption in recent years, media companies are in the midst of a heated battle against one another to be able to reach consumers. But aside from merging with one another, how do they actually go about finding — and keeping — customers? Mergers of technology, media and telecom companies have accelerated in recent […]

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How Augmented Reality is Moving from Gaming to the Office

Enterprises have long shown interest in mobile app use cases that combine Artificial Intelligence and Augmented Reality, but with very few tangible or practical implementations. Until now. Simultaneous recent changes to mobile device hardware, cloud technology and cognitive API’s mean that these types of cases can be realized at a fraction of the cost and […]

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OpsMobil: Transforming Exploration with AI

Low commodity prices continue to flatten energy company profit margins, driving the search for lower cost structures and greater efficiencies. Nowhere is this pressure felt more keenly than in companies with aging assets. As wells, pipelines and facilities age, production declines and maintenance requirements grow. Producers need to implement rigorous disciplines to manage these assets, […]

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Amplifying the Power of Debate with AI

French essayist, Joseph Joubert, wrote in 1896: “It is better to debate a question without settling it than to settle a question without debating it.” For the last 15 years, I’ve led the nation’s most popular debate organization, ProCon.org. While our public charity has served more than 180 million people since 2004, our obsession with […]

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