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

June 27, 2017 | AI for the Enterprise

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. more

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

June 21, 2017 | AI for the Enterprise, Cloud, Discovery and Exploration...

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. more

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

June 2, 2017 | AI for the Enterprise, Developers, News and Updates...

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. more

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

May 10, 2017 | AI for the Enterprise, Conversational Services, Discovery and Exploration...

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%. more

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

April 10, 2017 | AI for the Enterprise, Cloud, Developers

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 Businesses have long since woken up to the need for cloud computing. An estimated 95% of businesses now operate more

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

March 1, 2017 | AI for the Enterprise, Conversational Services, Developers...

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. more

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

February 10, 2017 | AI for the Enterprise, Developers, Discovery and Exploration...

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 more

Have you seen the future? Top 5 predictions from the 2017 Tech Trends Report

January 23, 2017 | AI for the Enterprise, Conversational Services, Discovery and Exploration...

The Future Today Institute recently released the eagerly anticipated “2017 Tech Trends Report.” Entering its 10th year, the report outlines in great detail the emerging technology trends, which will influence business, education, politics, government, education and society in the coming year. In an age where technology has the power to disrupt and transform a marketplace more

Practical AI: Top 14 AI-powered gadgets from CES 2017

January 17, 2017 | AI for the Enterprise, Conversational Services, Discovery and Exploration

CES 2017 is all wrapped up but there’s still plenty of buzz around the latest and greatest gadgets and gear that debuted at the annual tech mecca in Las Vegas. There were thousands of new products to digest, between wallpaper TVs, next-gen wearables and drones, and “smart” versions of pretty much every appliance and tool more