AI

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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How Russia Got a Flavor for Advanced Analytics

The 2016 C-suite study by the IBM Institute of Business Value has shown that the top managers from Russia and the countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) put the macroeconomic factors as the main external force affecting their companies. Whereas, globally the respondents put the technology and the market factors way ahead of […]

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All-Flash Solutions are Redefining Storage in a Multi-Cloud World

Companies across every industry are shifting to a multi-cloud environment in order to move faster than their competitors, enhance modern data protection, deliver better customer experiences and drive growth. As they make this essential transition, key trends such as artificial intelligence (AI), containers, and Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) are redefining enterprise data storage in the […]

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IBM and Aramark Join Forces to Speed Digital Healthcare Transformation

In today’s virtually seamless world where anyone can shop, bank, or connect — anywhere, anytime, on any device — every sector has begun to leverage the benefits of digital connectivity. Only one, however, is doing so with life-saving goals in mind: Healthcare. With these goals in mind, IBM and Aramark are helping accelerate this transformation […]

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Cancer as an Information Science Challenge, and Manageable Condition

As a former trauma coordinator for Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, I know what it’s like to be on the front lines of patient care. It was perhaps most personal when my cousin was diagnosed with bone cancer. As a patient in the hospital in which I worked, I watched as doctors tried everything they knew […]

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Using AI to Close the Learning Gap

In classrooms of all ages and in schools around the world, teachers are met with the challenge of addressing each student’s individual needs and rate at which he or she learns. At IBM our Watson Education team is focused on leveraging AI to improve learning outcomes and implement solutions that will help all students succeed. […]

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