Streaming the South American Solar Eclipse with the Help of the Cloud

Just before sunset on July 2 the moon over South America will pass in front of the sun and shift its umbral shadow from the Pacific Ocean, over La Serena, Chile, across the continent to Buenos Aires, and into the Atlantic. Although locations in neighboring Peru, Ecuador, Brazil, Uruguay and Paraguay will be able to […]

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Making the Case for Gender Affirmation Benefits

One of the hardest conflicts a person can face in life is when the gender they were assigned at birth differs from the gender they identify with. The burdens posed by gender transitioning including changing birth certificates, medical procedures, and altering ways of speaking, walking and dressing can be truly daunting. A person transitioning may […]

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FOX Sports, IBM Team Up to Transform Production

The eighth edition of the FIFA Women’s World Cup™ is well underway, with teams from 12 countries battling it out for the championship title. While millions of soccer fans stay tuned to the excitement in France, IBM is teaming up with FOX Sports to help transform production of the event by infusing AI analysis and […]

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How the Digital Experience Is Preventing a Crisis in Long-Term Care

Medical advances have lengthened the average American lifespan. In 1950, the average American was expected to live 68 years, according to the CDC, and by the late 1970s, Americans were living well into their 70s. By 2016, the average American could expect to live to be nearly 79 years old. But longevity poses a significant […]

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AI Supercomputing and the Enterprise

In June 2008, the well-named IBM Roadrunner supercomputer blew past all competitors by clocking at compute speeds no system on the planet had achieved before. Fast forward 10 years to June 2018. IBM and the U.S. Department of Energy debuted Summit, the world’s smartest and most powerful supercomputer, capable of 200 million calculations, a million […]

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IBM, Salesforce Join Forces for AI & Connected Commerce

It’s no secret the retail industry—fueled by rapid digitization and evolving consumer expectations—has changed dramatically over the past dozen years or so. In fact, retail is a good example of an industry operating within what IBM refers to as “Chapter 2” of the digital revolution. Unlike Chapter 1, which was characterized by customer-facing innovation and […]

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Making Monitoring AI Bias a Little Easier

When we launched Watson OpenScale late last year we turned a lot of heads. With this one solution, we introduced the idea of giving business users and non-data scientists the ability to monitor their AI and machine learning models to better understand performance, help detect and mitigate algorithmic bias, and to get explanations for AI […]

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Intent: the New Critical Success Factor in Creating AI

AI is a transformative and exciting technology that will no doubt reshape the way we live and work for decades to come. That said, we need to be extremely thoughtful and intentional about how we design these solutions. Those who design, develop, and deploy AI are responsible for ensuring that every solution they create has […]

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Achieving Competitive Advantage in the Sports Industry

Sports clubs and organisations command loyalty and drive passion like no other industry. They create communities, divide families and generate debate thousands of miles away from the pitch with fans from all over the world. There are few moments in a sports fan’s life that are as euphoric as seeing their favourite team or hero […]

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Toronto Raptors Use Data-Driven Command Center on Path to NBA Finals

For the first time in their 24 years as an NBA franchise, the Toronto Raptors are in the NBA Finals, squaring off against the Golden State Warriors in the best of seven games series. The Raptors are going up against one of the most talented and accomplished NBA teams. The Warriors are the defending NBA […]

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Freshwater Scarcity: Calling on You to Help Improve Access

Meda is a large village on an Ethiopian plateau with a steep gorge that cuts the village in half. Letikiros Hailu was born in the south side of Meda, and from a young age, like all girls her age, most of her time was spent walking and waiting for water. Beginning at eight years old, […]

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Medicine and the Message: Consumer Engagement and the Power of Nontraditional Data

The journal Health Affairs estimates that the U.S. spends nearly $500 billion annually on pharmaceutical treatments. Focusing on clinical value alone isn’t enough to meet business growth targets — customer experience plays a critical role in long-term brand success. But experience doesn’t occur in isolation: To win trust and boost spending, pharma brands must use […]

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