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Why a Russian cartoon bear is more popular than Taylor Swift on YouTube

Most of the top ten most-watched YouTube videos of all time are basically what you’d expect them to be: Justin Bieber’s “Sorry.” Ed Sheeran’s “Shape …

Legacy retailers are opening pop-up shops, but are they worth the cost?

For two days last December, shoppers in New York City’s SoHo neighborhood entered a sleek boutique with a vaguely French-sounding name, “Jacques …

‘I felt absolutely horrible’: The world record-holder for binge watching looks back

Binge-watching is a quintessential 21st-century pastime, a fact that’s driving video demand through the roof and straining networks. But few have …

What today’s airlines can learn from the ‘golden age’ of flying

Several times a month, a few dozen people dressed to impress board a Boeing 747 in Los Angeles, where they’re met with a smile and the cocktail of …

What the dream of dome cities tells us about urban sustainability

October 3, 2017 | Written by: Jordan Teicher<p>Share this post:<p>In 1960, futurist Buckminster “Bucky” Fuller had a pretty wild thought: What would …

Urbanism

Every drop matters: Water Resource, Critical To Conserve

October 27, 2016 | Written by: Carey Hidaka and Dr.Vincent Mottier<p>Share this post:<p><b>Water</b> is an amazing natural resource. It comprises about 57 to 60 …

An ancient seaport meets the age of AI

The 800-year-old port of Rotterdam handles 140,000 vessels and 461 million tons of cargo annually, but when does size meet efficiency? How does …

Is AI the Future of Good Taste?

When Hui Wu was growing up in China in the 1990s, she had two interests: fashion and math. The farming town where she lived was so small and poor the …

Artificial Intelligence

Protecting endangered rhinos with IBM Cloud and Watson IoT

September 22, 2017 | Written by: Francois Spruyt<p>Categorized: Environment<p>Share this post:<p>Francois Spruyt, Chairman Welgevonden Game Reserve<p>Welgevonden …

What does ‘The Beast from the East’ mean for retailers?

It hasn’t been an easy time to be a retailer in Europe. For several days beginning in late February, a severe weather front, nicknamed the “Beast …

What are chatbots? And how is AI making them better?

<b>IBM’s Vickie Dorris explains it to a Martian</b>Our new Martian friend just landed on Earth and is excited to learn about the latest developments in …

Influential uses Watson AI to help brands find influencers

Influential has launched its Social Intelligence platform to find influencers for brands with the help of IBM Watson’s artificial intelligence.<p>The idea is to make influencers more predictable for brands who want to hook up with the hottest social media attractions. Influential wants to make …

Public Relations

Astronauts on the space station are getting a new friend: A floating, talking robotic head that follows them around

When German astronaut and scientist Alexander Gerst rockets to the International Space Station in June, he'll bring along an unusual friend: a flying, talking, intelligent robot.<p>Called the Crew Interactive Mobile Companion, or CIMON, the orb-shaped device weighs about 11 pounds and displays an …

Artificial Intelligence

Canadian Mining Company Uses IBM's Watson to Boost Efficiency by 97 Per Cent

Goldcorp has shared updates on how IBM’s Watson technology has improved their mining operations over the past year.<p>In early March 2017, IBM Canada …

IBM Watson CTO Rob High on bias and other challenges in machine learning

For IBM Watson CTO Rob High, the biggest technological challenge in machine learning right now is figuring out how to train models with less data. “It’s a challenge, it’s a goal and there’s certainly reason to believe that it’s possible,” High told me during an interview at the annual Mobile World …

IBM announces 20-qubit quantum cloud computer for public use

IBM on Friday announced a significant upgrade for clients using its quantum computing-based cloud services. Thanks to improvements in superconducting …

Quantum Computing

Watch: IBM'S Bob Lord Says You Shouldn't Fear AI

Afraid of AI? Don't be, says IBM's Chief Digital Officer Bob Lord. He told audiences at Wednesday's Ad Age Next Conference that you shouldn't …

Artificial Intelligence

IBM's Watson Will Be Analyzing All of the Looks at the 2018 Grammys

This weekend’s 60th Annual Grammy Awards will feature big names like Beyoncé, Rihanna, and Watson. The latter is IBM’s famous artificial intelligence …

Garry Kasparov: It’s time for humans and machines to work together

A Q&A with the chess grandmaster and author<p>You might not expect Garry Kasparov — a man famous for being the first chess world champion to lose a …

Artificial Intelligence

Can AI help stop the opioid crisis?

Agencies look to AI for insights from the data deluge<p>Every day, more than 115 Americans die after an opioid overdose.[1]<p>And some public safety …

Nassau County

How safe is your city?

Look for how much it innovates.<p>Singapore, Copenhagen, and London residents: rejoice! Your city is a top public safety innovator.<p>A recent Brookings …

What’s a supply chain? And where does AI come in?

IBM’s Mark S. Yourek explains it to a Martian.<p><i>IBM’s new Martian friend just landed on Earth and is excited to learn about all the latest developments</i> …

Retail apocalypse? Walmart isn’t buying it.

At NRF 2018, the retailer strikes an optimistic tone<p>There may have been a “retail apocalypse” last year, but you wouldn’t know it by listening to …

For industry, diamonds have nothing on cobalt

Cobalt surge has electric vehicle supply chain seeing blue<p>Add cobalt to the list of things impacted by the burgeoning demand for electric …

The little-known story of the first IoT device

How some techies tinkered with a soda machine and casually made history<p>Before there were Internet-connected umbrellas and juicers, water bottles and …

There’s an electric vehicle race. And China is winning.

Starting small with Industry 4.0 will help automakers surge ahead<p>Never say never — especially when it comes to the electric vehicle gold rush.<p>After …

How climate change is changing the game for retailers

Businesses are meeting unstable weather with data and cognitive analytics<p>Retailers are already adjusting the way they operate because of climate …

Will the longest nonstop flight from the US be worth the trip?

Passenger personalization can make the difference<p>What’s it like to spend nearly 18 consecutive hours among the clouds? For the first time, American …

It’s a bird. It’s a plane. It’s a life-saving drone.

Welcome to the future of emergency response<p><b>Drones to the rescue</b><p>After Super Typhoon Haiyan devastated the Philippines in 2013, aid workers used drones …

Where’s the fire? Just ask the building.

How IoT is helping first responders<p>If these walls could talk<p>What if we could detect micro-bursts of weather activity in each neighborhood? Or spot …