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How a Cognitive Caddy Could Help Your Golf Game

Jordan Spieth is not the longest driver on the PGA tour. In fact, he’s 49th. He’s also not the most accurate driver on tour at 91st. And he’s 124th in hitting greens in regulation. In category after category, Spieth’s rankings would lead you to believe that he’s a middle-of-the-pack golfer at best. And yet, he […]

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Collaborating for Change: Cognitive Computing Meets Diabetes

As a primary care physician, I’ve seen first-hand the devastating impact that chronic conditions such as diabetes can have on individuals and the healthcare industry as a whole. Nearly 30 million people in the U.S. today are living with diabetes, where an additional 86 million have prediabetes, whether they are aware of it or not […]

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Making Travel Personal Again With Watson

Jordan Spieth is not the longest driver on the PGA tour. In fact, he’s 49th. He’s also not the most accurate driver on tour at 91st. And he’s 124th in hitting greens in regulation. In category after category, Spieth’s rankings would lead you to believe that he’s a middle-of-the-pack golfer at best. And yet, he […]

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Training Watson To Be Your Musical Muse

Watson already helps chefs and home cooks alike come up with never-before-eaten recipes. It also assists artists and helped one color coordinate a mural, and another make a cognitive dress for the Met Gala in New York. Now researchers are working to make the system capable of collaborating with musicians to produce original songs and scores. […]

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Data Scientists Help Unlock the Value of Data in Business

The data scientist, a profession barely mentioned 10 years ago, has grown in importance to become among the most sought after in the United States. That’s because the volume of data organizations must contend with is so overwhelming it’s impossible to find the insights needed to make strategic decisions. A data scientist has the skills to analyze […]

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Discovering What Really Matters to Health

Most of us spend time researching the quality of a product or service before we agree to buy it. We want to make sure we’re getting the best product we can for our money. Likewise, producers of those products depend on consumer feedback to make the best products or services consumers could buy.  Yet, when […]

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Harnessing Technology to Level the Educational Playing Field

As I write and email this from my laptop, my smartphone rests next to it. I could choose to use a tablet. I am on an airplane and all are working. These are technological advances unimaginable not so very long ago. The wow factor surrounding these devices reasserts itself with each new product that is […]

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Tapping Technology to Take on Veterans’ Brain Injuries

I’m sensitive to the sacrifices made by wounded warriors because members of my family have served in practically every war the United States has fought going back to colonial times. My father was a P-38 fighter-bomber pilot over Europe in 1944 and suffered a serious brain trauma when one of the bombs from his plane […]

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Empowering Developers with Self-Service AI

We are witness to the most important and exciting technology shift in more than a generation – the dawn of the cognitive computing era. Cognitive systems, which are most fully realized in IBM’s Watson, can ingest and learn from a wide variety of data, reason over it, and then interact with people in ways that […]

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It’s Time to Catch Up and Deliver Customers the Shopping Experience They Want

The trend of “uberization” or industry disruption, a dominant concern of the C-suite this year, has extended beyond the corner office into what customers’ expect of their brick and click shopping experience. A new IBM study finds retailers’ strategies to innovate and meet those expectations are not keeping pace. The IBM 2016 Customer Experience Index […]

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Extending Game-Based AI Research into the Wild

A few days from now, Google’s AlphaGo artificial intelligence (AI) program will take on one of the world’s greatest Go players, South Korea’s Lee Se-Dol, in a live-streamed, five-day match in what’s considered to be the most difficult board game for computers. As researchers who have worked extensively with games, we are excited to see […]

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A Data Revolution for Healthcare is Here

For many people today, health is something you think about when you go in for check-ups or treatments. Your doctor has your clinical history and runs tests, but her understanding of your health is basically limited to what happens and what you discuss while you are there. And somewhere you know that researchers are making […]

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