Three Ways Cognitive Computing Will Help the Insurance Industry

The insurance industry is facing a broad range of disruptive forces: changing demographics, volatile economies, sophisticated fraud attacks and rapid digitization of the industry. At the same time, empowered consumers are demanding more from their insurance providers. Yet the traditionally conservative insurance industry has been slow in recognizing customers as individuals and providing personalized products […]

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What’s Next for Cognitive Computing? Personalized Health on an Apple Watch

Every day, we make important decisions about our health — what we eat, how much to exercise or sleep, or whether to get a flu shot or a cancer screening. Making the right health choices can be easier said than done. That’s why early next year, IBM and Watson Health partner Welltok will provide IBM […]

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Understanding Any Human Motion Anytime, Anywhere on IBM Bluemix

When healthy individuals stumble or fall, they can take great solace knowing they can lift themselves back up again. But for the elderly, disabled, or sick, this simple act may not be so easy. To improve citizen vitality and well-being, businesses in the wearable tech industry are designing devices with motion sensors to address multiple […]

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Fintech’s Role in the Digital Transformation of Banking

The road to digital banking is well underway and there is no turning back. But the digital transformation means more than merely providing technological solutions. It requires a comprehensive review of the entity’s business model and deep restructuring of its digital culture. It requires renewed focus on the customer and incentive models, while addressing head-on […]

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Keeping Aucklanders Informed and Safe through Mobile & Cloud

New Zealand is revered for its natural beauty and lush landscapes. But with a long coastline, and our location straddling a tectonic plate boundary at the edge of the vast and windy Southern Pacific Ocean, we are extremely susceptible to the threat of natural disasters. Tsunami, earthquake, flood and landslide warnings are not uncommon, and […]

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What it Takes to Reinvent Supercomputing–Over and Over Again

I’m not usually a big fan of anniversaries (except my wedding day, of course), but I make an exception when it comes to IBM’s collaboration with the US Government on supercomputing. Today is the 20th anniversary of the Accelerated Strategic Computing Initiative–a Department of Energy program that has safeguarded America’s nuclear weapon arsenal and, and […]

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