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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…

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…

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…

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…