How Cognitive Computing Can Help You Shop Smarter

If you have kids, you probably know about the simulation game, Minecraft. It‘s a multiplatform game that enables players to build fantasy worlds out of textured cubes in a 3D space. This game has been a favorite of kids and teens since its debut in November 2011. Yet unless you’re a Minecraft maven you might […]

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Cognitive Commerce: A New Way to Serve Consumers

Consumers want instant gratification. Just look at the popularity of online boarding and check-in passes. We’re living in a customer-centered world. To succeed, a company needs to commit to one thing: delivering exceptional experiences for customers — those times where the perfect deal falls into the customer’s lap at the exact right moment. Cognitive computing […]

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Mayor of Johannesburg: Our Future is Green and ‘Ecomobile’

In December, representatives from 196 countries will attend the 21st meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21) in Paris. With the goal to agree on a new legally-binding framework to limit greenhouse gas emissions, it is set to be the most important summit on climate […]

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How Cognitive Computing Will Revolutionize Banks and Financial Markets

Cognitive computing has arrived and its potential to revolutionize the financial services industry is enormous. Cognitive systems – with the power to unleash a new era of innovation and growth – are already helping institutions provide better customer service, uncover new insights and improve the quality of timely decisions. Based on interviews with banking executives […]

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Come Back for Live Blogging from the Cognitive Colloquium

Return to the THINK blog Wednesday morning at 9:30 for day-long live blogging from the Cognitive Colloquium at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. You’ll hear from Shirley Ann Jackson, president of Rensselaer, John Kelly, senior vice president at IBM, and a large roster of top scientists with expertise in cognitive and immersive systems.

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How Big Data Analytics is Helping Allegiant Travel Grow and Prosper

Allegiant Travel has carved out a niche as an ultra-low-cost airline connecting medium-sized cities to popular vacation destinations. Now we’re undergoing a business transformation. We’re rapidly becoming an online travel agency, as well—helping our passengers find hotels, rent cars and arrange leisure activities. Information technology is a critical piece of our core business and our […]

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