How IBM’s ‘Team Able’ Runs Through Accessiblity Challenges

On, Thursday, May 16, IBM site locations and iX Design Studios across the U.S. will celebrate the eighth annual Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) – a worldwide observation to raise awareness of digital access and inclusion issues for people with disabilities. As an IBMer with a disability, and a founding member of IBM’s Team Able, […]

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Tech for Good: Building New Collar Skills

Intelligent automation is disrupting and transforming economies around the world, and France is among them. While French unemployment declined in 2018 it is still among the highest in Europe, at nearly 9 percent. Despite this fact, some companies still struggle to find candidates with the necessary skills and expertise needed to compete in the 21st […]

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IBM Watson Wins Prestigious Gottlieb Duttweiler Prize

Switzerland’s Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute has awarded IBM Watson the 13th Gottlieb Duttweiler Prize in recognition of the crucial role artificial intelligence will play in helping humanity address some of the world’s greatest challenges. John E. Kelly III, IBM’s Executive Vice President, accepted the award on behalf of IBM during a special ceremony on May 7 […]

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What We Learned Breaking a Guinness World Record

Setting a world record takes skill and effort. Breaking a world record takes something more. But that’s what we did several weeks ago in Guadalajara, Mexico. In mid-April, and according to the Guinness Book of World Records, our group at IBM Guadalajara conducted the world’s largest AI software development class ever held, with 775 participants […]

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On International Space Day, Students Create Virtual Assistants with AI

To celebrate International Space Day, IBM hosted 35 students from the Brooklyn-based Pathways in Technology Early College High School program, who got an inside look, and first-hand experience, in how to leverage artificial intelligence for the advancement of space exploration. The P-TECH students learned about CIMON (short for Crew Interactive MObile CompanioN), which was developed by Airbus […]

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Intelligent Tech Turns the Tide on Trafficking

Human trafficking and modern slavery are on the rise around the world. In its latest report, The International Labour Organisation found there are approximately 40.3 million victims of modern slavery. In the UK alone, authorities have seen the number of incidents reported rise by 36 percent in a year, with the Home Office estimating a […]

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How IBM is Using AI to Speed Partner Lead Sharing

Passing quality sales leads from our salespeople to partners is crucial to bolstering a thriving partner ecosystem, and data shows that the faster we can pass these leads on, the greater the chance of closing the deal. According to a 2017 study by IBM’s Chief Analytics Office (CAO), sales leads that are passed within a […]

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The Royal Canadian Navy Drives Change for Tomorrow’s Sailors

As the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) looks to the future and builds tomorrow’s Navy, we want to build that Navy around our sailors – inspiring them, their families and Canadians at large with a digitally-enabled organization that stands tall for Canada and Canadians. We need to take an institution, break with tradition, and embolden our […]

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How One English Football Club Scores Points with AI

Leatherhead Football Club or ‘The Tanners’ as they are known, play in the 7th tier of English Football and are made up of delivery drivers, car salesmen and shop assistants. While it may not seem like your typical AI cohort, the club’s management began working with IBM Watson early this season to provide pre- and […]

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Saying ‘Yes’ to Business Process Automation

Despite popular belief, technological progress has always been supported and enhanced by the collaboration between humans and machines working together. Digitalization is not only about transferring data into an electronic form, but also about using these forms and finding new ways of developing them. Innovation in technology helps us to come up with new ideas, […]

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AI and IoT Help Perfect the Brew at Sugar Creek Brewing Company

Beer-making is one of the oldest and largest industries in the world. Hundreds of years ago, European Monks refined brewing techniques to create some of the most well-known varieties of ale. Then, during the Industrial Revolution, technology like hydrometers and thermometers gave brewers more control of the beer making process, yielding a more predictable product […]

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Bringing AI and Blockchain to Bear on Environmental Challenges

IBM began focusing on environmental sustainability before the first Earth Day was ever celebrated. Addressing environmental challenges requires sustained action because even as we make progress, new challenges emerge. The digital transformation of our business and our clients’ businesses is improving the degree to which we can both examine and address global environmental challenges. Today, […]

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