The Future of Knowledge Work: Turbocharging Expertise

The first serious computer program I wrote in high school was a basic “expert system” to help my dad, a judge in India, handle auto accident compensation cases. Back then, we imagined a world where expertise of all sorts could be captured in computer system, but, as you can imagine, I ran into all the […]

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A Turning Point for Quantum Computing

Last week, IBM Fellow Charles Bennett stood on stage and organized a group photo of more than 150 IBMers and leading scientists from around the world who had gathered at the T.J. Watson Research Laboratory near New York City for a conference on quantum computing. For those in the know, it was a delicious moment. […]

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Cognitive Assistance for the Blind: A TED Talk

Chieko Asakawa has dedicated her career as a computer scientist to helping blind people like herself live life to the fullest. In the 1980s, she developed a widely used word processor for Braille and a digital library for Braille documents. In the 1990s, she created a voice browser that enables blind people to access the […]

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Quantum Computing: The New Frontier

As scientists and engineers explore alternatives to conventional computers, one field in particular stands above the rest for its extraordinary potential, as well as, complexity: quantum computing. Quantum computers promise exponential increases in speed over today’s classical computers, and they have the potential to impact problems on a global scale. The most basic piece of […]

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Laying the Foundation of Africa’s High-Tech Future

Africa is currently experiencing an economic upswing raising incomes and the standard of living for millions across the continent. However, as with previous African boom periods, this growth is predominantly based on the sale of natural resources and commodities making it vulnerable to fluctuations in global demand. As I write this, the currencies of many […]

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Manipal, First Hospital in India to Adopt IBM Watson

As a doctor in India I have a unique perspective of the pressures building within the healthcare system of this country. For starters, a dwindling of physicians is being met with a rise in patient populations. Today, there is one oncologist for every 1,600 cancer patients – and with rising rates of cancer around the […]

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