June 15, 2016

6 practical deep learning examples for today’s data-driven business

Data is created and consumed so quickly that we can’t even nail down the statistics in this blog post (watch in real-time via Internet Live Stats). The term ‘big data’ is hardly still accurate – this is massive data. And the vast majority of it is unstructured — data (such as emails, tweets, photos, videos, articles, […]

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June 15, 2016

Three ways to keep your IT skills current at work

At a recent conference, an IBM executive asked the audience how will we protect our IT skills from obsolescence and globalization. Many of us work in rapidly-changing environments. By keeping our skills sharp and staying current with technology updates and trends, we can advance in our roles and take advantage of new opportunities. That said, […]

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June 14, 2016

Cognitive services in smart machines

Recently, Gartner released a report titled, “Cool Vendors in Smart Machines, 20161”. The report highlights “cool” vendors that provide practical applications of smart machine technologies that can do (at scale) what, five years ago, either required expensive human labor or could not be done at all. The report notes that, “These vendors are cool because, […]

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June 14, 2016

New experimental service for building virtual agents and chat bots

Looking for a new way to engage users with your apps? Try IBM Watson Conversation, a new experimental service now available in Bluemix. With this service, you will be able to create chat bots and virtual agents that use natural language understanding and dialog to automate interactions with your customers. This early experimental version introduces […]

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June 10, 2016

Welcome to the world of A.I.

Artificial Intelligence is all too often associated only with futuristic technologies seen in movies or in the news. Yet what many people don’t realize is that technology disruptions have already been influencing our daily lives for more than a decade! News on Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Technologies now surrounds us on a daily basis — […]

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June 9, 2016

How to keep Millennials as customers

If pop culture is to be believed, then our relationship with machines is something to be nervous about. Sure, C3PO is great, but for every instance of fictional technology helping mankind, there are many more Skynets just waiting to finish us off. Thankfully, the actual partnership between man and machine has never been closer. The […]

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June 7, 2016

The top 4 challenges of startup CEOs and how tech can help

Fact: 90% of startups fail. However, it is also proven that founders who have failed in their previous business have a 20% chance of succeeding in their next venture, compared to the 18% chance of success for first time entrepreneurs. While these challenges can be tough for CEOs, they can be mitigated with a focus […]

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June 6, 2016

New pricing model for Personality Insights

We’re excited to announce that the cost per API call will be reduced for IBM Watson Personality Insights starting on July 1, 2016. The new cost will be as follows: First hundred API calls per month are FREE. Additional calls are priced per API call, per month, as follows: 2 cents: 1 to 100,000 1 […]

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June 3, 2016

GlueCon: A look into the Denver tech scene

Last week, I was lucky enough to attend the annual Glue Conference in Broomfield, Colorado. In case you haven’t heard of GlueCon before, it is a cloud, mobile and big data tech conference that is centered around the group of people that bridges these industries: developers. Every year, nearly 500 developers gather to network and […]

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