Trends and Profiles

Redefining How We “Get it Done” With Watson

February 28, 2018 | AI, Trends and Profiles

As part of the Visual Recognition team, Allie Miller is shaping the future of the Watson technologies that help businesses understand the context of their images, leading to the discovery of actionable insight. Go behind-the-scenes to learn more about Allie and her journey into AI. ...read more


Get the Forrester Report on how to make customer service smarter, faster and more cost effective

November 16, 2017 | AI, AI for the Enterprise, Conversational Services...

Call centers executives face the constant challenge of meeting customer expectations and business cost goals. Customers prefer interacting with virtual agents, and are choosing messaging over phone calls for issue resolution. This Forrester report outlines the trends that will enable call centers to become smarter and more strategic. ...read more


Top 7 trends for enterprise call centers and customer service in 2018

October 23, 2017 | AI, AI for the Enterprise, Conversational Services...

The call center space is a significant, growing opportunity, and a powerful tool to transform the success of a brand in today's digital world where customers expect responses 24x7x365. AI and cognitive technologies — notably, chatbot technologies — are dominating the conversation as one of the more interesting disruptors at play. Here are 7 trends we expect to see at enterprise call centers in 2018. ...read more


Bolton College used IBM Watson to build a virtual assistant that enhances teaching, learning and information access

August 18, 2017 | AI, AI for the Enterprise, Conversational Services...

Bolton College in the United Kingdom used Watson Conversation service to build "Ada," a virtual assistant that enhances teaching, learning and student access to information. The chatbot can already respond to over 2,000 questions across multiple domains. With this implementation the college is shaping how students learn, while saving money. ...read more


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

July 26, 2017 | AI, AI for the Enterprise, Developers...

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. ...read more


How cognitive computing will revolutionize the retail industry

July 26, 2017 | AI, AI for the Enterprise, Trends and Profiles

Cognitive computing is already redefining the retail industry worldwide. 91% of retail executives familiar with cognitive computing believe it will play a disruptive role in their organization. Opportunities for cognitive insights in the retail industry will continue to grow in the near future. Learn more. ...read more


AI-to-AI communication improves advertising performance and media-buying efficiencies

July 11, 2017 | AI for the Enterprise, Discovery and Exploration, Trends and Profiles

Watson helps ad agency Rocket Fuel interpret millions of articles to identify sentiment, and negative and positive keywords, transforming millions of data points into predictive marketing intelligence, and improving brand safety and ad performance. ...read 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. ...read 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 ...read more