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Smarter Ways to Employ Intelligent Machines with Manufacturing Assets

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by Jennifer Zaino What happens when you marry old-school manufacturing assets with new-school, data-focused thinking? You get enhanced visibility into processes that deliver greater insight into operations, opening the door to improving them. Legacy assets persist in an overwhelming number of manufacturing customer environments, says Mark Bernardo, General Manager, Global Services and Support at GE…

TopQuadrant Launches TopBraid Reference Data Manager

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by Angela Guess A new article out of the company reports, “TopQuadrant™, a leading enterprise metadata and semantic data integration company, today announced the release of TopBraid Reference Data Manager™ (TopBraid RDM). With a simple point-and-click, forms-based interface TopBraid RDM makes it easy to bring consistency and accuracy to reference data management. As a Silver…

Creating a Common Programming Language for the Internet of Things

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by Angela Guess Aalborg University recently shared in Phys.org, “Within the next five to ten years, around 100 billion different devices will be online. A large part of the communication takes place solely between machines, and to ensure that they can communicate, the European Commission has supported a project that over the last three years…

Watson Hosts First International University Case Competition

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by Angela Guess Pamela Induni recently wrote in the IBM Smarter Planet blog, “It’s been a busy start to the year for IBM’s Watson University Programs as we expand our efforts to bring together the best and brightest student minds to apply Watson and cognitive computing technology in new and interesting ways. In fact, I’m…

Saffron Launches Cognitive Analytics Solution SaffronStreamline

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by Angela Guess A recent article out of the company reports, “Saffron, the only cognitive computing platform designed for mission-critical operational intelligence, today announced the availability of SaffronStreamline, a product lifecycle intelligence solution that provides end-to-end knowledge about issues and defects in a product’s lifecycle, helping manufacturers shorten time to market and manage potential risks.…

The Internet of Things Needs Better Timing

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by Angela Guess Weiss, J. Eidson, and others recently wrote in Phys.org, “Our fast-approaching future of driverless cars and “smart” electrical grids will depend on billions of linked devices making decisions and communicating with split-second precision to prevent highway collisions and power outages. But a new report released by the National Institute of Standards and…

How is Big, Open Data Transforming the University?

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by Angela Guess Not-for-profit organization Zocalo Public Square recently wrote in TIME, “Free online courses, crowdsourcing, and big data are transforming the university from a gatekeeper to a public resource. In 2001, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology announced it was going to put the university’s entire body of course materials online, for free. That meant…

Disney, Cognitive Computing, and the Science of Magic

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by Angela Guess David Brond recently wrote for RPI News, “An interdisciplinary team of researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is collaborating with Walt Disney Imagineering Research & Development, Inc., part of the theme park design and development arm of The Walt Disney Company. Together, they are exploring how the cognitive computing technology being developed at…

Is Artificial Intelligence Ready for Business Applications?

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by Angela Guess Writing for the Harvard Business Review, Brad Power recently commented, “Artificial Intelligence (AI) is an idea that has oscillated through many hype cycles over many years, as scientists and sci-fi visionaries have declared the imminent arrival of thinking machines. But it seems we’re now at an actual tipping point. AI, expert systems,…

Machine Learning, Virtual Assistants, and the Value of Chit Chat

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by Angela Guess Writing for TechRadar, Mary Branscombe recently noted, “Machine learning is improving everything from image and speech recognition to predicting when machinery will fail. It’s what makes Cortana smart enough to crack jokes and predict sports matches, as well as tell you when to leave early for your meeting because the traffic is…