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Watson Brings Cognitive Computing to Fantasy Football

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by Angela Guess Thor Olavsrud reports for CIO.com, “Logic. Stats. Cold calculations. That’s what it takes to win at fantasy football. Or is it? After all, football is as much a game of passionate intensity as it is a chess-like mental contest. That’s why Edge Up Sports is teaming up with IBM as an IBM…

Watson to Gain Ability to “See” with Planned $1B Acquisition of Merge Healthcare

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by Angela Guess A new article out of the company reports, “IBM today announced that Watson will gain the ability to ‘see’ by bringing together Watson’s advanced image analytics and cognitive capabilities with data and images obtained from Merge Healthcare Incorporated’s medical imaging management platform. IBM plans to acquire Merge, a leading provider of medical…

IBM Watson Partners with CVS Health to Improve Patient Care

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by Angela Guess Jef Cozza recently reported for CIO Today, “People suffering from chronic diseases are about to get some computer-assisted help, thanks to a new partnership between IBM and CVS Health. The companies announced a new collaboration today that will enable the pharmacy giant to use IBM’s predictive analytics and its Watson cognitive computing…

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…

IBM Invests in WayBlazer and Sellpoints to Advance Watson Powered Apps

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by Angela Guess A new article out of the company reports, “IBM today announced two new investments in WayBlazer and Sellpoints to advance online travel and shopping apps powered by Watson.  Today’s announcement is part of IBM’s $100 million commitment to drive new innovations and business solutions that build on Watson and follows the company’s…