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Very cool IBM commercial but perhaps you want to know more. Here's a longer (22-min), but very interesting video: David Ferrucci of IBM discusses the DeepQA Project; the technology and architecture behind IBM's newest technological innovation, the question answering and natural language processing system, Watson.
It IS exciting! And wicked cool!
And p.s. can I get of those nifty clear dry-erase boards in my office?
UPDATE: Seen on Twitter: Check out this preview: NOVA PBS Special on @IBMWatson: "Smartest Machine on Earth." Premiering Feb 9 @ 10pm EST http
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We finally got some rain here in New England over the past couple of days .... some much-needed rain.
It's been so dry here that my backyard stream, usually burbling with snow melt, and filled with a chorus of spring peepers at this time of year, has been bone dry.
Until yesterday, when I gleefully snapped this shot of the stream running once again.
And my good friend and colleague Ben Hardill asked if I had recorded it for Creek Watch.
What is Creek Watch? Another wonderful, geeky, crowd-sourcing mobile solution from our friends at IBM Research.
Creek Watch is an iPhone application that enables you to help monitor the health of your local watershed. Whenever you pass by a waterway, spend a few seconds using the Creek Watch application to snap a picture and report how much water and trash you see. We aggregate the data and share it with water control boards to help them track pollution and manage water resources.
Honestly, how cool is that?
And it's FREE!
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In case you missed it last week, here's your next quick nudge to go check out IBM eSupport's blog post about Software compatibility reports. It seems that this may be one of our best kept secrets around here, and a secret which we don't really want to keep!
The Software Product Compatibility Reports site is an innovative tool, launched earlier in 2011, designed to allow YOU, IBM clients, to easily generate custom reports about compatible IBM software combinations, product end-of-service dates and product translations.
This is a great tool for figuring out what products are compatible with others and how your particular implementations may need to be designed to ensure your success. See? This isn't something we want to keep secret here! So head over to the eSupport blog and read more about these reports, then head on over to the Software Product Compatibility Reports site's home page and see what these reports can do for you!
We think you'll find these are an invaluable resource to add to your stable of IBM knowledge and solutions! So once you've seen the value, go on and share the knowledge with your colleagues and friends who many be in need of these as well.
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Did you miss last week's Jazz Open Mic session? Fret not, we have another one this week! And the next ... and the next....
Please join us Tuesday, March 22 (that's tomorrow!) 10am EDT for the second session in our 2011 Jazz/Rational Team Concert Open Mic Series:
2.x Upgrade to 3.0 with Ritchie Schacher, Rational Jazz Server Development
To help you take full advantage of your software, the Rational Support Technical Exchange hosts Open Mic conference calls and webcasts where technical experts share their knowledge and answer your questions on specific technical topics. Visit this page often for notices of upcoming events. Events will be recorded for those not able to attend live events.
Hope to see you there!
Click out our lineup of open mics: Rational Support Technical Exchange Open Mics & Webcasts
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