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Making Travel Personal Again With Watson

Did you know that the average traveler visits 38 sites before making a booking?* Or that 44% of corporate travelers spend up to 60 minutes booking travel during working hours?** This is considerable lost productivity. Online travel agencies have focused their resources on optimizing the booking experience on their sites for years, and have become […]

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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

Did you know that the average traveler visits 38 sites before making a booking?* Or that 44% of corporate travelers spend up to 60 minutes booking travel during working hours?** This is considerable lost productivity. Online travel agencies have focused their resources on optimizing the booking experience on their sites for years, and have become […]

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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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Night Terror: Let’s Put the Spotlight on Sleep Health

It’s often said that sleep apnea is a silent killer, and, for my family, the side effects have been devastating. My father had triple-bypass surgery at age 38, later got vascular dementia, and died at age 62. His father died of heart disease in his 60s. My other grandfather died of a heart attack at […]

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A Critical Role for Hardware in the Era of Cognitive Business

In the last few months, I’ve witnessed the beginning of a sea change in the way people at the forefront of computer science think about the future of our field. Faculty members at universities are showing a keen interest in cognitive systems. And I’m not talking just about algorithms and software. They want to discuss […]

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