April 19, 2016

SXSW Hack winner, SamPack, uses Tone Analyzer API

The SXSW Music Hackathon, which straddles the interactive and music portions of the conference, is one of most anticipated events of SXSW as it brings together technologists and artists to create solutions for real problems in the music industry. IBM Watson was an API partner as was Quantone, a UK based music intelligence software company […]

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April 15, 2016

Glovators to gladiators: Changing the world with APIs

We met America and Penelope Lopez, the CyberCode Twins awhile back at the 2015 SF Disrupt. The Watson team was pretty impressed by their tech savvy and commitment to helping the community. Following the twins on Facebook, we knew it was about time for a check-in. Fresh from Barcelona, the young innovators share a recent […]

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April 14, 2016

How innovative organizations are using cognitive technology to disrupt markets

According to a recent study conducted by IBM, 54% of CxOs expect more competition from outside their industry. That means, the challenger who today isn’t even a blip on the radar, could tomorrow be a significant disruptor in the market. For technology leaders in the C-suite, neutralizing that possibility means embracing a relentless focus on disruption […]

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April 11, 2016

The road to tech evangelism

When you think about it, the tech world has a lot in common with old-time religion. There are impassioned camps — think Android vs. iOS or Mac vs. Windows — devoted to a particular software or hardware platform. And tech conferences that attract the faithful often embrace the fevered intensity of a tent revival. This […]

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April 6, 2016

Opentopic is using Taxonomy and News APIs to solve the digital marketing problem

Every 60 seconds, Facebook users share 2,460,000 pieces of content and Yelp receives 26,380 reviews. Then there’s the 2 million blog posts created each day and the 1 billion websites available for us to peruse. With all of this content floating around the internet, marketers struggle to truly engage and convert an increasingly fragmented online […]

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April 1, 2016

The top 7 challenges for data-driven CXOs

For enterprises, the exponential growth of big data, which is estimated to double every two years, presents unparalleled opportunities for enterprises to mine information about customers, products and trends from online interactions, social media posts, market data and internal and external document repositories, and leverage that information in ways that can transform businesses and drive […]

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March 31, 2016

IBM welcomes new developers building with Watson

We opened Watson to the world a few years ago so we could put our cognitive technology directly in the hands of developers across every industry and geography. We did this by creating an AI platform that’s based on advanced science yet simple for developers to adopt, and is designed to scale. In just a […]

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March 29, 2016

Your guide to cognitive computing: An interview with solutions architect, Chris Ackerson

Solutions architects are the experts on our team at understanding and implementing Watson technology. They have developed this expertise by providing technical support to developers through multiple mediums. Through their work, they have a deep understanding and point of view about the Watson APIs, but also the cognitive landscape at large. I interviewed solutions architect, Chris Ackerson […]

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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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