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IBM Watson News Explorer

created by the IBM Research Visual AI Lab<p><i>Where do you turn to make sense of today's latest events? Newspapers, radio, Twitter?</i><p>Imagine if you could …

Personal Data

Why AI Will Be Your Next Go-To Productivity Tool (If It Isn't Already)

It sounds like something out of a science-fiction movie, but the truth is it's your inevitable reality. The rise of artificial intelligence, or AI, is poised to change the way we think of productivity.<p>That's according to a new report from Accenture, which predicts that AI could boost productivity …

Meet IBM Watson, The Computer That Can Argue Better Than Anyone

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12 Ways Successful People Stay Productive And In Control

TalentSmart has tested more than a million people and found that the upper echelons of top performance are filled with people who are high in emotional intelligence (90% of top performers, to be exact). The hallmark of emotional intelligence is self-control -- a skill that unleashes massive …

Emotional Intelligence

Irish sports science data specialist Orreco to feature on advert on primetime US TV

An Irish company is at the centre of an advert on primetime US television.<p>The company, Orreco, features on IBM's latest advert for their super …

IBM Watson correctly diagnosis rare form of leukemia - ICT&health

Recently IBM launched a pilot in which Watson is used to learn how to make a diagnosis based upon images such as scans. Now the AI platform correctly …

Blockchain - The Key To Powering Prosperity?

<i>This article is written by Don Tapscott and Alex Tapscott.</i><p><b>It can create a true sharing economy.</b><p>Prosperity first and foremost is about one's standard of living. To achieve it, people must have the means, tools, and opportunities to create material wealth and thrive economically. But for us it …

6 Technologies Transforming the Manufacturing Industry in 2016

Image Source<p>Once perceived as strictly a blue-collar industry, the manufacturing industry today is now a hub for exciting new technology and innovation and never has there been more exciting technology transforming the manufacturing than there is in 2016.<p>The implementation of advanced technologies …

Manufacturing

IBM, Weather Co. bring Watson AI to ads

IBM Watson has talked tennis with Serena Williams and music with Bob Dylan. Now it wants to talk to you — via online ads.<p>The Weather Company, acquired by IBM in January, will begin bringing Watson-enhanced interactive advertisements to The Weather Channel and Weather Underground apps on Android and …

Advanced Natural Language Processing Tools for Bot Makers – LUIS, Wit.ai, Api.ai and others (UPDATED)

<i>UPDATE from Dec 22, 2016:</i> Since the original publication of this article there have been some significant market updates which need to be considered. …

EVERYDAY AI - The Washington Post

1:54<p>Here is what is on Omarosa's secret White House recordings<p>2:40<p>Activists and residents gather in Charlottesville: 'We cannot continue to let hate win'<p>1:06<p>Who is Andrew Brunson?<p>4:13<p>This 3D gunmaker is taking on the state. And he’s winning.<p>1:52<p>Rick Gates admits extramarital affair in …

Paul Manafort

IBM Watson’s Data-Crunching Gains Traction with Marketing Firms

Advertising group Havas launches Havas Cognitive division; Startup Equals 3 unveils Lucy marketing tool<p>By<p>Nathalie Tadena<p>Nathalie Tadena<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@nftadena<p>nathalie.tadena<p>Google+<p>Nathalie.Tadena@wsj.com<p>More marketers are putting Watson to work.<p>Employing IBM ’s IBM -1.23% …

Cognitive Computing

E L I Z A

Why We Care<p>When do you decide to go see a therapist? Usually when things have gotten pretty bad - you've lost a friend, you've yelled at a loved one. …

Samsung and IBM show how Watson has improved conversational speech recognition

IBM has made a big leap forward in the ability of its Watson artificial intelligence computer to recognize conversational speech. Last year, IBM was able to hold conversations in which the AI recognized English conversational speech with an 8 percent word error rate. Now IBM’s Watson team has been …

Artificial Intelligence

Transitioning Your Company from Product to Platform

Platforms can be a strong source of competitive advantage. But how do you build a successful platform if you only have products? In our recent HBR article, we explain the fundamentals of transforming products into platforms. Like riding a bike, it’s easy to describe the physics but hard to actually …

How To Satisfy Demand For The Biggest Job Of The 21st Century

Data scientist is one of the most in demand jobs of the future. These three companies are trying to fill the skills gap.<p>Harvard Business Review once called it “the sexiest job of the 21st century.”<p>Data scientist is not only the top job this year (the position ranked number one on Glassdoor’s top …

IBM Watson Is Changing Travel in Ways Nobody's Expecting

For the last five years, IBM has strived to reinvent itself as a cloud computing and cognitive platform company to support its large enterprise …

AlphaGo and the Declining Advantage of Big Companies

Last week, machine learning took a big leap forward when Google’s AlphaGo, a machine algorithm, beat the world champion, Lee Sedol, in the game Go. An ancient Chinese board game that dates back nearly 3,000 years, Go is played on a 19-by-19 square grid, with each player trying capture the …

​MasterCard to leverage IBM Watson to give SMBs big data access

MasterCard will be launching a new platform, giving small to medium businesses access to big data analytics using IBM Watson's artificial …

IBM Watson is creepily good at guessing what's in photos

IBM announced that its Watson AI is getting image recognition capabilities earlier in the year, but this site that lets you feed in your own photos to see what it thinks is in them is both impressive and scary.<p>The visual recognition demo lets you give Watson an image URL or upload a photo and it’ll …

Collaboration with IBM Watson Supports the Value Add of Open Access

0000-0001-7318-5892In this massively data rich world, the equilibrium between information and knowledge has increasingly shifted from knowledge …

The Pentagon’s procurement system is so broken they are calling on Watson

IBM’s Watson, the computational genius that has bested Jeopardy champions, published a cookbook and even been unleashed in the fight against cancer, now has what is perhaps its greatest challenge—taking on the morass of federal procurement process.<p>For years, government agencies have tried to find …

Honda Selects IBM Watson IoT Technology Enabling Real-Time Racing Decisions for Formula One Power Unit Operation

IBM today announced that Honda R&D is monitoring and analyzing data from more than 160 sensors in Formula One (F1) cars using IBM Watson Internet of …

Einstein's gravitational waves found at last

One hundred years after Albert Einstein predicted the existence of gravitational waves, scientists have finally spotted these elusive ripples in …

Ridley Scott And Carrie Fisher Help IBM Make Artificial Intelligence A Bit Less Scary

The brand is using the Academy Awards as an excuse to serve up a counterpoint to all that Hollywood AI action, to illustrate how Watson’s version of …

Artificial Intelligence

To Predict the Trajectory of the Internet of Things, Look to the Software Industry

With over 50 billion connected devices expected by 2020, the Internet of things (IoT) is poised to have a major impact. What’s not clear, however, is how the IoT’s complex ecosystem — a loose network of interacting products and services, pictured below will evolve and proliferate and which …

How to Transform a Traditional Giant into a Digital One

If you’re not turning your company into a “math house” you’re headed for serious trouble. Every industry will soon be driven by digitization and every winning company will be using algorithms, or mathematical rules for processing information, to shape the end-to-end customer experience. Any …

IBM announces new and advanced Watson APIs on the cloud

IBM today announced new and expanded cognitive APIs for developers that enhance Watson's emotional and visual senses, further extending the …