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IBM Research Announces Cloud Breakthrough For Protecting Personal Data

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by Angela Guess ARMONK – 28 January 2015: IBM researchers today announced plans for a cloudbased technology that holds potential to help consumers better protect online personal data, including date of birth, home address and credit card numbers. The technology, called Identity Mixer, uses a cryptographic algorithm to encrypt the certified identity attributes of a…

Using the IBM Power Development Cloud for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.1 Beta Application Testing

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by Angela Guess Bob Dick of IBM reports, “Excitement continues to build around Linux on IBM Power Systems from the first Scale-out POWER8 processor-based systems shipped in mid-2014 to the Enterprise POWER8 processor-based systems which began shipping in 4Q2014 and includes the Integrated Facility for Linux support. A big part of that excitement is around…

Meet Ross, the Artificially Intelligent Attorney

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by Angela Guess Brian Jackson of IT Business reports, “A group of University of Toronto students are taking Watson, IBM Corp.’s Jeopardy champion computing system, to law school. They’re also giving it a new name – meet Ross, the super intelligent attorney. After taking part in a contest hosted by IBM in New York earlier…

IBM Watson Can Now Provide You With Financial Advice and Recipes

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by Angela Guess Derrick Harris of GigaOM reports, “IBM has recruited a couple of new partners in its quest to mainstream its Watson cognitive computing system: financial investment specialist Vantage Software and the Institute of Culinary Education, or ICE. While the former is exactly the kind of use case one might expect from Watson, the…

IBM Watson Group Awards University of Texas at Austin Top Spot in Intercollegiate Competition

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by Angela Guess According to a new article out of the company, “IBM today announced the first winner of its Watson University Competition, part of the company’s partnership with top universities through its cognitive computing academic initiative. The winning team of student entrepreneurs from the University of Texas at Austin will receive $100,000 in total…

Can Watson Turn IBM Around?

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by Angela Guess Steve Denning of Forbes reports, “‘IBM is now hours away from Dow infamy,’ said Andrew Ross Sorkin on NBC Squawk Box this morning. ‘IBM is on track for the second consecutive year as the very worst performer in the Dow Jones Industrial Index for the second year in a row. That’s the…

Can Cognitive Computing Help Identify Skin Cancer?

Fiona Doherty of Medical Xpress reports, “IBM announced today a collaboration with Memorial Sloan Kettering to research the application of cognitive computing to analyze dermatological images of skin lesions with the goal of assisting clinicians in the identification of various cancerous disease states.

2015: Envisioning The Year Ahead, Part 1

by Jennifer Zaino Just as it has been The Semantic Web Blog’s tradition to look back to the high points of the last year as we approach its end (see here and here), so too do we look ahead to expectations for the New Year, with the help of experts in the arena and its related fields.…