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July 26, 2017

Meet the 13-year-old prodigy taking IBM and artificial intelligence by storm

ABC recently profiled 13-year-old Canadian tech prodigy Tanmay Bakshi who started using computers at five, launched his first app at nine, and has been working with IBM's cognitive APIs for a few years now. In 2013 he built "tTables," an app to help kids learn multiplication, a huge achievement for a child who loves to code but is largely self-taught.

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June 27, 2017

Why it matters that AI is better than humans at games like Jeopardy

There are many valuable, real-world benefits to AI mastering human games. AI systems learn strategy, negotiation, and, in particular, the ability to predict what humans will do – all of which can be applied to business problems. These games can be very high stakes, like business negotiations, cybersecurity, finance and medical treatment.

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June 21, 2017

IBM Watson at VivaTech 2017: AI trends, new Watson-powered startups and more

The VivaTech Conference was back in Paris from June 15-17 this year, drawing 50,000 tech leaders, innovators and tech-lovers from around the world. The IBM team showcased how Watson is at work in the world today, and also introduced 9 startups that are already building with Watson's APIs in various industries around the world.

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June 15, 2017

The code of ethics for AI and chatbots that every brand should follow

While chatbots continue to grow in popularity, businesses often overlook important issues related to morals and ethics of chatbots and AI. Customers need to know when they are communicating with a machine, and that brands will protect their privacy and data in today’s interconnected world.

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June 2, 2017

IBM engineer Rama Akkiraju featured on list of top 20+ leading women in AI research

Very few earn the title of “Distinguished Engineer and Master Inventor” at IBM, but Rama Akkiraju’s contributions warrant the distinction. Akkiraju's teams are responsible for many of Watson cognitive services and leverage AI, psychology, sociology, decision theory and consumer behavior.

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May 10, 2017

Chatbots for customer service will help businesses save $8 billion per year

A new study releases this week estimates that that chatbots will help businesses save more than $8 billion per year by 2022, which is a huge increase from the $20 million estimated for this year. In 2022, the success rate of bot interactions in healthcare sector will increase from the current 12% to over 75%, and in the banking sector this will climb to 90%.

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April 10, 2017

Beyond the Cloud: Why businesses need a truly cloud-first strategy

Key Points: – Facilitate rapid growth through scalability with Cloud – Helps protect against costly data breaches – Gives businesses the ability to innovate and experiment – How Xerox, IBM and The Weather Company are putting the cloud to work Explore our cloud-powered APIs Businesses have long since woken up to the need for cloud computing. An estimated 95% […]

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March 1, 2017

Beyond the hype: The reality of what AI means for business

Key points: Financial Services will lead the charge in the adoption of AI AI is already driving the reinvention of existing products and interactions Empowering the modern workforce with AI and advanced analytics Explore Watson’s AI-powered APIs The adoption and application of Artificial Intelligence (AI) continues to accelerate at an exponential rate in modern businesses. […]

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February 10, 2017

AI Influencers 2017: Top 30 people in AI you should follow on Twitter

Artificial intelligence has been a dream in technology ever since Alan Turing first wrote his seminal paper, Computing Machinery and Intelligence, Now, thanks to advances in hardware power and algorithm design, AI is a growth industry – and it has no shortage of vocal advocates. These are some of the most vocal and influential leaders […]

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