Cognitive Computing

Bringing Cognitive to Bear in the Fight Against Poaching in South Africa

I’ve always wanted to be a large-animal vet. As a child, I was caretaker to Russell, the Dutch rabbit, two guinea pigs named peanut butter and jelly, more than 100 rats, mice and more blue-belly lizards than my long-suffering, but supportive mother could count. I’ve always felt a connection to animals and though my path […]

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Auto Industry Turns to Cognitive to Redefine Vehicle Safety

My first car was a ’65 Chevy Impala, which I bought from my uncle. The engine was in bad shape so within the first week, I swapped it out with one I bought from the local junk yard. It was a pretty simple car – manual transmission, manual windows and locks, no air and an […]

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Cognitive Learning Goes to School with IBM and Sesame Street

Since 1969, Sesame Street has been a part of our lives in the U.S. and around the world. We watched it as children, and we’re now watching it with our children and even grandchildren. We’ve seen our lives reflected on the street and through the compassion of the loveable Sesame Street Muppets. For almost 50 […]

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Using Cognitive to Compete in a Personalized Media World

Today’s media industry is changing at an ever increasing rate. Every day, there is more content created than any of us can consume; backed by nearly ubiquitous distribution. The by-product of this new direct-to-consumer world is data – the new natural resource – and the new competitive differentiator. Data has moved to the center of […]

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The Cognitive Concierge Brings Personalization to the In-Room Experience

If you’re a frequent traveler, you’ve no doubt found yourself standing in a hotel room desperately searching for light switches, setting the thermostat, locating the TV remote and more. It’s all part of a quest set up the room to your unique specifications and, more often than not, it’s far more complicated than you’d like. […]

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Making a Cognitive Difference in Global Water Issues

World Water Day, recognized annually on March 22, is about taking action to tackle the water crisis brought on mainly by globalization and the surge in population. Freshwater scarcity is a major risk to the global economy, affecting four billion people directly. Water is a natural resource that’s core to human food and energy security, […]

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