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IBM Acquires AlchemyAPI, Bringing in Some New Smarts for Watson

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by Angela Guess Doug Henschen recently reported for Information Week, “IBM on Wednesday announced it has acquired AlchemyAPI, a provider of natural-language processing and image-analysis services and technologies. IBM said the deal will expand the IBM Watson community and accelerate the development of new cognitive computing applications. AlchemyAPI provides application program interface (API) services that…

How Artificial Intelligence is Being Used in Healthcare

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by Angela Guess Stephanie Baum recently discussed four different ways that artificial intelligence and machine learning are being used in healthcare today. She writes, “It’s worth a look at the diverse applications for AI across healthcare including biotech and health IT, since these are some areas where it is having a significant impact from informing…

IBM Brings Watson to Japan

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by Angela Guess According to a new article out of the company, “IBM and SoftBank Telecom Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of SoftBank Corp today announced a landmark global alliance to bring Watson to Japan, one of the world’s largest economies and technology markets. The alliance, which involves training Watson to understand Japanese, represents a…

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…

2014 Year In Review: Thanks For The Good Times, Part 2

by Jennifer Zaino Today we continue our look back at the best of times for The Semantic Web and related fields in 2014 (see here for our first story in this series): Ian Hersey, Saffron Chief Product Officer: Cognitive Computing in 2014 has certainly captured a lot of buzz, thanks in part to IBM’s strong…