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AI is Not Magic: It’s Time to Demystify and Apply

For centuries, electricity was thought to be the domain of sorcerers – magicians who left audiences puzzled about where it came from and how it was generated. And although Benjamin Franklin and his contemporaries were well aware of the phenomena when he proved the connection between electricity and lightning, he had difficulty envisioning a practical […]

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Watson Anywhere

A recent PwC study indicated that AI has the potential to add close to $16 trillion to the global economy by 2030, yet the technology has had an adoption rate of only 4%, according to other research reports. There seems to be no debate on the strategic value of AI to a business, so how […]

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IBM, Box Continue to Expand Strategic Partnership

For centuries, electricity was thought to be the domain of sorcerers – magicians who left audiences puzzled about where it came from and how it was generated. And although Benjamin Franklin and his contemporaries were well aware of the phenomena when he proved the connection between electricity and lightning, he had difficulty envisioning a practical […]

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IBM Makes Advanced AI More Accessible for Users Everywhere

Artificial intelligence will be the most disruptive class of technologies over the next decade, fueled by near-endless amounts of data, and unprecedented advances in deep learning. The rise of deep learning has been fueled by three recent trends: the explosion in the amount of training data; the use of accelerators such as graphics processing units […]

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Watson Hops On Board Human Space Flight

In June, German astronaut Alexander Gerst will embark on his second six-month mission to the International Space Station (ISS), serving as station commander in the second half of his stay. On this mission, Gerst and his team will receive some unusual support: CIMON (Crew Interactive Mobile Companion) will be on board – a medicine ball-sized […]

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‘Ask Mercedes’ – The End of the Car Manual As We Know It

“How do I turn on my rear defroster?” and “What type of fuel does this car need?” are the kinds of questions that can send new car owners diving into glovebox for the car manual. Or, they simply start pressing random buttons, hoping for the best. Those days, however, may be over. Daimler AG and IBM have jointly developed the virtual assistant, “Ask […]

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How Watson is Helping More Puppies Become Guiding Eyes for the Blind

Guide dogs help to provide people with vision loss with independence, safety, and, perhaps equally important – companionship. These puppies with a purpose change lives for the better in many, many ways. I volunteer as a puppy raiser for Guiding Eyes for the Blind because I saw first-hand how my late husband’s vision loss affected […]

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Reimagining Technology Support with Autonomous IT

The vast amount of unstructured data from servers, networks, and social media, along with highly-personalized mobile devices and “always-on” IT expectations, requires a higher standard of support – support that can seamlessly transition between environments to identify, evaluate, and resolve issues consistently. However, today’s conventional IT support still relies on plenty of manual analysis and […]

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The Future of Bollywood Fashion is Cognitive

Fashion is ever-changing. Styles that once seemed evergreen can fade away, and those looks that we thought would never make a comeback suddenly resurface. As designers, the creative space we must occupy to stay current and relevant is a delicate balance of gradual evolution and radical reinvention. Inspiration can come from anywhere – an old […]

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The Next Generation of Infrastructure Services

Today’s environment is one where business needs are rapidly changing and business cycles are accelerating faster than ever. To grow successfully, businesses are requiring improved efficiencies from the digitalization of existing processes and the ability to rapidly launch new digital offerings. Enterprises need consistent and reliable support to run their IT systems across a “supply […]

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Training Watson to Help Detect Melanomas Earlier and Faster

Kiwis and Aussies love the outdoors, especially in the summer sunshine. Unfortunately, that has resulted in the area having one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world. With melanoma being one of the most common forms of cancer, early diagnosis is critical to improving survival rates. That’s why I teamed with IBM Research: […]

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How YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP Used Watson to Bring Consumers Celebrity Style

When our YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP team took part in a recent Watson Hackathon, we sought to answer an age-old fashion question: what is she wearing? Fashion followers always want to know where they can get the latest pieces to create the outfits they see and like. This curiosity is truer today than ever before since consumers now shop […]

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