March 25, 2016

A day in the life: Reah Miyara, Watson Life Software Engineer

“Disruptive” is a term that gets bandied about a lot in the tech industry. Every startup du jour slaps the label on their product or service, even when what they’re offering isn’t all that innovative or groundbreaking. But when your technology is truly disruptive—when it has the potential to change society for the better—it can inspire […]

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March 24, 2016

Cognitive Computing and the emerging opportunity for startups

The Global Internet population now represents 3.2 billion people. They are uploading more than 400 hours of video to YouTube every minute. Everyday they are sending 196.4 billion emails, tweeting about 500 million tweets and more than a billion people are active on Facebook. Every month, people post 52.8 million new posts on WordPress. There’s […]

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March 18, 2016

Rethinking commerce product recommendations with Watson Personality Insights

When you visit popular e-commerce sites, you will usually encounter a product recommendation section. With suggestions like, “Other customers also purchased”, or “Frequently bought together”, these sections try to suggest similar or matching products to extend the time spent on the site and increase revenue by adding products to your cart that otherwise you would […]

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March 16, 2016

Advancing customer service with Watson Engagement Advisor

We’ve all been there. The Internet goes down. Your bank card stops working. Or maybe your ‘go-to’ login is no longer a ‘go-to’. Whether you’re the one making the call or the company fielding the call, there’s one thing that everyone can agree on: customer service needs to be more efficient—and less frustrating. According to […]

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March 11, 2016

Fueling an ecosystem of startups in Asia Pacific

The Asia Pacific region is one of the fastest-growing technology geographies in the world. The region boasts 38 unicorns and $91b+ in investments. Singapore is ranked #7 globally in terms of startup ecosystems, while India’s developer population stands at 3 million, with a growth rate of 8% per year. This region of startups holds a […]

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March 9, 2016

Hilton and IBM pilot “Connie,” The world’s first Watson-enabled hotel concierge robot

Travel can be stressful and requires countless decisions. Increasingly travelers are expecting relevant guidance during their journeys, and the hospitality industry is beginning to pilot technology that can help address these needs at each step of the way. Today Hilton Worldwide and IBM announced a collaboration to pilot “Connie” – the first Watson-enabled robot concierge […]

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March 8, 2016

Watson goes to kindergarten

Do you remember learning how to read? I have a distinct memory of being five years old, spread out on the floor of my kindergarten classroom working on complex shape and color matching workbooks. I was an eager kindergartener, and we raced through those workbooks as quickly as we could. I have to admit though […]

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March 7, 2016

Updated: World of Watson 2016 Hackathon

UPDATE:  Due to the overwhelming interest in the World of Watson conference and hackathon and to ensure we can accommodate everyone, the event will be moved to IBM Insight in Las Vegas in the fall. If you already registered for World of Watson, you will receive a full refund. Have the urge to get hacking before […]

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March 4, 2016

The cognitive future of the Media and Entertainment Industry

The Oscars last week got us thinking about how the Media and Entertainment industry has changed over the last 50 years. Once we sat around the television watching the Oscars live with no opportunity for sharing our comments, ideas, and opinions on social media. Now we can view the awards ceremony on our laptops while we […]

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