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Watson Thinks It Can Critique Your Writing

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by Angela Guess Ryan Whitman reports for Extreme Tech, “IBM has just unveiled a new (experimental) tool in the Watson arsenal — the Tone Analyzer. It allows Watson to scan a piece of text and tell you what the tone of the writing is based on word use and patterns. IBM compares this to the…

Businesses Can Benefit From Cognitive Technologies Today

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by Angela Guess Writing for The Wall Street Journal, Thomas H. Davenport reports, “Most organizations that are exploring cognitive technologies—smart machines that automate aspects of decision-making processes—are just putting a toe in the water. They’re doing a pilot or “proof of concept” to explore the technology and how it fits into their business. Rajeev Ronanki,…

IBM and Mubadala to bring Watson to the Middle East & North Africa

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by Angela Guess A recent article out of the company reports, “IBM and Mubadala Development Company (Mubadala), the Abu Dhabi-based investment and development company, today announced an agreement to bring IBM Watson to the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). The companies will collaborate to deliver powerful Watson cloud-based cognitive computing to healthcare, retail, education,…

Watson, Quantum Computers, and Artificial Intelligence

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by Angela Guess Anthony Cuthbertson recently wrote for IBTimes, “Combining the vast processing power of quantum computers with cognitive computing systems like IBM’s Watson will lead to huge advances in artificial intelligence, according to a C-level executive at the US software giant. Speaking to IBTimes UK at the recent Hello Tomorrow conference in Paris, IBM…

The Best Concepts Out of the Good Data Contest

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by Angela Guess PSFK Labs reports, “Throughout May and June PSFK and IBM Watson ran The Good Data Contest calling all creatives to submit visionary and innovative concepts that would harness unstructured data and Watson’s capabilities to mitigate a specific communal or societal issue. To win $50,000, join the IBM Watson ecosystem and be flown…

Cognitive Computing: Building Systems We Don’t Fully Understand

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by Angela Guess Nicole Hemsoth recently wrote for The Platform, “One look at the IBM roadmap reveals that future emphasis, particularly on the software and applications side, will revolve around that catch-all trend that couples various elements from speech, text, and image recognition to create a brain–like system with reasoning and judgment capabilities–not to mention…

New OpenPOWER Cloud Boosts Ecosystem for Innovation and Development

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by Angela Guess A recent article out of the company reports, “IBM today announced SuperVessel, a first-of-its-kind initiative that enables business partners, application developers and university students to conduct innovation, development and learning for the growing OpenPOWER ecosystem. SuperVessel, an open access cloud service created by Beijing’s IBM Research and IBM Systems Labs, is now…

IBM is Making a Bigger Data Push with Free Technology, Spark

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by Angela Guess Jonathan Vanian reports for Fortune, “IBM plans a bigger push into data crunching by opening a new technology center in San Francisco dedicated to a trendy technology that’s making waves in Silicon Valley, Bloomberg News reports. Rob Thomas, an IBM vice president in charge of big data, said in an online video…