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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How Predictive Analytics Helps Santos in Australia’s Outback

Santos is one of the largest natural gas and oil producers in the Asia-Pacific. It’s East Australian Business Unit operates more than 1000 wells and associated infrastructure scattered over thousands of square miles in Australia’s Cooper Basin, in Southern Australia. Faced with summer temperatures that can exceed 45 degrees Celsius, seasonal flooding events and long […]

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How Technology Levels the Playing Field for the Blind

Ever since Thomas Panek learned at age 20 that he would lose his eyesight due to a condition called retinal degeneration, he vowed that his disability would not prevent him from living a full life. “I wanted to do everything that sighted people do,” he says. He has not let himself down: In addition to […]

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Embedding Intelligence in the Internet of Things

Three years ago when my wife and I were visiting Paris, we happened upon the finish of the Tour de France bicycle race. We were swept up in a huge crowd, and we were thrilled to watch bunches of riders zip around the Champs-Elysees at blazing speed. Amazing! The only problem was, we had no […]

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Mobility in the Cognitive Era

More than 90 thousand people will convene at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week to learn about the latest in mobile tech. Besides checking out the hottest new devices, including IoT and wearables, I expect attendees will be talking a lot about how mobility is creating new models for the enterprise, as well as […]

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