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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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Closer C-level collaboration needed to bridge gap in cyber readiness

With the proliferation of more and more sensitive data, expanding connectivity, and the adoption of automated processes, new research from Accenture reveals that C-suite and IT decision-makers need to embrace a different approach to cybersecurity to effectively protect against future cyber risks. While most companies have a chief information security officer (CISO) or assigned cybersecurity to a C-suite executive, such as a chief information officer (CIO), often, these leaders have limited influence on cybersecurity strategy outside their departments. Read more →

Report: Automotive industry to invest $3.3 billion in big data in 2018

Big data investments in the automotive industry are expected to surpass $3.3 billion in 2018, according to a report by SNS Telecom & IT. Amid the proliferation of real-time and historical data from sources such as connected devices, web, social media, sensors, log files and transactional applications, big data is rapidly gaining traction from a diverse range of vertical sectors. Read more →

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