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XPrize’s $5 million AI competition is down to 59 teams

A year after launching, the IBM Watson-sponsored AI XPrize has been whittled down to 59 teams. That number’s down from 147 in May, which, in turn, was pulled from a list of 10,000 signups. The goal

IBM’s new Power9 chip was built for AI and machine learning

In a world that requires increasing amounts of compute power to handle the resource-intensive demands of workloads like artificial intelligence and machine learning, IBM enters the fray with its lates

IBM makes 20 qubit quantum computing machine available as a cloud service

IBM has been offering quantum computing as a cloud service since last year when it came out with a 5 qubit version of the advanced computers. Today, the company announced that it’s releasing 20-

Smart toy startup Elemental Path introduces the STEMosaur, a robot kids can put together

Elemental Path has come a long way since it debuted its first Cognitoy at Disrupt in 2016. The smart toy maker debuted on Kickstarter with an IBM Watson-powered toy dinosaur kids could talk to. It's n

IBM Cloud Private brings cloud native computing to your data center

As companies search for ways to modernize their technology stacks, they struggle with managing the legacy software (and hardware) inside their own data centers. IBM introduced a new private cloud prod

IBM now offers more than 4 months paid maternity leave

Parental leave benefits is a great way to attract and retain employees. That’s partly why IBM is extending its maternity leave from 14 weeks of paid time off to up to 20 weeks of paid time off.

Crunch Report | TBH, Facebook Bought TBH So Snap Couldn’t

Facebook acquires tbh, the Samsung connected tag, Terminal offers international-office-as-a-service and IBM now has its own blockchain solution. All this on Crunch Report.

IBM launches two new services to help businesses move to the cloud

IBM today announced two new services that are meant to make it easier for businesses to move their data and applications to the cloud. The company says the IBM Cloud Migration Services and IBM Cloud D

IBM is using the blockchain to speed up and simplify cross-border payments

The blockchain has long been seen as a method to quicken (and cheapen) cross-border payments, and now that movement — which includes a number of startups making moves privately — just got

Google, IBM and others launch an open-source API for keeping tabs on software supply chains

Thanks to containers and microservices, the way we are building software is changing. But you probably still want to know who built a given container and what's running in it. To get a handle on this,

Keep calm and automate to unlock the opportunity in the vertical Internet of Things

Nate Williams Contributor More posts by this contributor If We Build IoT, They Will Come. Right? Since the term Internet of Things, or IoT, was coined in 1999, the industry has had its share of hype,

IBM and MIT pen 10-year, $240M AI research partnership

IBM and MIT came together today to sign a 10-year, $240 million partnership agreement that establishes the MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab at the prestigious Cambridge, MA academic institution. The lab will be

Is Symantec getting ready to buy Splunk?

Yesterday, Symantec CEO Greg Clark flexed his M&A biceps, saying that Splunk could be an attractive target. Clark definitely plans to go whale hunting to regain Symantec's long-lost security posit

Salesforce, IBM deepen partnership with new app integrations

Salesforce and IBM are joining forces again as they attempt to deepen their alliance. The partnership began last March when they agreed to sell each other’s artificial intelligence products, Wa

IBM has launched a study on the human microbiome and its role in disease

How the bugs in our gut and elsewhere on our body affect our overall health still remains largely a mystery. But IBM is hoping to shed some light on the human microbiome and its role in autoimmune dis

IBM, Kroger, Walmart and others team up to improve food safety with blockchains

IBM today announced that it is working with a consortium that includes Dole, Golden State Foods, Kroger, McCormick and Company, Nestlé, Tyson Foods, Unilever and Walmart to bring the benefit of blo

Trump Strategic and Policy Forum, which included IBM and GM CEOs, disbands

Donald Trump’s Strategic and Policy Forum, a group made up of business leaders from various industries, has reportedly disbanded. CNBC says the group has agreed to terminate as a whole, which is

Microsoft Azure launches two new regions in Australia

Microsoft today announced the launch of two new Azure regions in Australia. These two new regions will complement Microsoft’s existing two regions on the continent and bring the total number of

IBM touts improved distributed training time for visual recognition models

Two months ago, Facebook's AI Research Lab (FAIR) published some impressive training times for massively distributed visual recognition models. Today IBM is firing back with some numbers of its own. I

IBM expands its cloud footprint with new data centers in London, Sydney and San Jose

IBM reported its quarterly earnings this week and, while the company’s overall results were once again disappointing, cloud revenue was up 15 percent year-over-year and accounted for $3.9 billio
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