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IBM, MIT to pursue joint research in artificial intelligence

    IBM, MIT to pursue joint research in artificial intelligence

IBM recently announced that it will make a 10-year, $240 million investment to create the MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab in partnership with MIT. The lab will carry out fundamental artificial intelligence (AI) research and seek to propel scientific breakthroughs that unlock the potential of AI.

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Cognitive computing a disruptive force, but are CMOs ready?

While marketing and sales professionals increasingly find themselves drowning in data, a new IBM study finds that 64 percent of surveyed CMOs and sales leaders believe their industries will be ready to adopt cognitive technologies in the next three years. However, despite this stated readiness, the study finds that only 24 percent of those surveyed believe they have strategy in place to implement these technologies today.

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IBM’s Smarter Cities Challenge helps cities improve services

    IBM’s Smarter Cities Challenge helps cities improve services

IBM’s Smarter Cities Challenge program will be sending teams of company experts to five municipalities through 2018 to provide pro bono consultative advice on issues such as affordable housing, economic development, immigration and public safety.

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Analytics Across the Enterprise: Analytics transforms a ‘dinosaur’

July/August 2014 The story of how IBM not only survived but thrived by realizing business value from big data. By (l-r) Brenda Dietrich, Emily Plachy and Maureen Norton This is

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IBM-university partnerships focus on big data, analytics skills

IBM has added nine new academic collaborations to its more than 1,000 partnerships with universities across the globe, focusing on big data and analytics – all of which are designed to prepare students for the 4.4 million jobs that will be created worldwide to support big data by 2015. The company also announced more than $100,000 in awards for big data curricula.

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Seattle Children’s Hospital uses Big Data for faster, more accurate diagnoses

Seattle Children’s Hospital is using IBM Big Data technology to improve treatment of its young patients. With over 350,000 patient visits annually and thousands of data points associated with each patient, Seattle Children’s Hospital can run queries on patient data in seconds, rather than minutes, to provide quicker, more effective care and diagnosis.

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IBM’s Watson transforming patient care

IBM, WellPoint and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center recently unveiled the first commercially developed Watson-based cognitive computing breakthroughs. These innovations help transform the quality and speed of care delivered to patients through individualized, evidence-based medicine.

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MSU program introduces students to analytics using IBM Watson

Michigan State University recently announced a new master’s degree program in business analytics to help prepare students for the jobs of the future. IBM is assisting the program with its analytics software and support for experiential projects where students will apply analytics to real-world business problems. The degree includes coursework in the Broad College of Business and the Colleges of Engineering and Natural Science.

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IBM, CDC and PHDSC collaborate on real-time reporting of public health cases

IBM scientists are collaborating with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Public Health Data Standards Consortium (PHDSC) to further standardize the exchange and use of public health information to improve healthcare quality and coordination of care.

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IBM names SmartCamp Boston winners

IBM named SkyFoundry and StreetLight Data the winners of SmartCamp Boston, a global competition for startup companies. The two startups are part of a growing group of entrepreneurs using business analytics and big data technology to drive innovation in a variety of industries including retail, transportation, buildings and energy.

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Fighting terrorists online: Identifying extremists before they post content

New research has found a way to identify extremists, such as those associated with the terrorist group ISIS, by monitoring their social media accounts, and can identify them even before they post threatening content. The research, “Finding Extremists in Online Social Networks,” which was recently published in the INFORMS journal Operations Research, was conducted by Tauhid Zaman of the MIT, Lt. Col. Christopher E. Marks of the U.S. Army and Jytte Klausen of Brandeis University. Read more →

Syrian conflict yields model for attrition dynamics in multilateral war

Based on their study of the Syrian Civil War that’s been raging since 2011, three researchers created a predictive model for multilateral war called the Lanchester multiduel. Unless there is a player so strong it can guarantee a win regardless of what others do, the likely outcome of multilateral war is a gradual stalemate that culminates in the mutual annihilation of all players, according to the model. Read more →

SAS, Samford University team up to generate sports analytics talent

Sports teams try to squeeze out every last bit of talent to gain a competitive advantage on the field. That’s also true in college athletic departments and professional team offices, where entire departments devoted to analyzing data hunt for sports analytics experts that can give them an edge in a game, in the stands and beyond. To create this talent, analytics company SAS will collaborate with the Samford University Center for Sports Analytics to support teaching, learning and research in all areas where analytics affects sports, including fan engagement, sponsorship, player tracking, sports medicine, sports media and operations. Read more →

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