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IBM can’t stop milking the Watson brand

More than seven years after IBM Watson beat a couple of human Jeopardy! champions, the company has continued to make hay with the brand. Watson, at its core, is simply an artificial intelligence engin

IBM’s smart assistant is called…Watson Assistant

You saw this one coming, right? This week at its Think 2018 Conference in Las Vegas, IBM showed off its own take on the growing smart assistant category, aimed firmly at enterprise applications. Natur

Apple, IBM add machine learning to partnership with Watson-Core ML coupling

Apple and IBM may seem like an odd couple, but the two companies have been working closely together for several years now. That has involved IBM sharing its enterprise expertise with Apple and Apple s

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

Sesame Workshop and IBM team up to test a new A.I.-powered teaching method

Can A.I. help build better educational apps for kids? That’s a question Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit organization behind the popular children’s TV program “Sesame Street” and

RoboWaiter wants to make American restaurants great again with robots

RoboWaiter's crack team, consisting of a developer, designer and a robotics expert, came together at last night's Disrupt NY hackathon to create a faster, better, smarter waiter using IBM Watson and

There are 147 teams competing in XPrize’s broad-ranging AI competition

The Xprize foundation has whittled its latest competition down from 10,000 sign ups to 147 teams in its first-ever “open” competition. Announced in June of last year, the IBM Watson AI Xprize is t

Galvanize will teach students how to use IBM Watson APIs with new machine learning course

As part of IBM’s annual InterConnect conference in Las Vegas, the company is announcing a new machine learning course in partnership with workspace and education provider Galvanize to familiariz

Advances in AI and ML are reshaping healthcare

The application of AI/ML in healthcare is reshaping the industry and making what was once impossible into a tangible reality.

IBM and Salesforce partner to sell Watson and Einstein

Two of the best-marketed names in artificial intelligence are coming together to pitch their wares to new customers with the announcement that IBM and Salesforce are going to partner. The new partners

For IBM’s CTO for Watson, not a lot of value in replicating the human mind in a computer

“Everybody and their mother is out to create their own specialized voice-activated devices,” IBM fellow and CTO for its Watson project Rob High told me during an interview at MWC. IBM, of

H&R Block is now using IBM Watson to find tax deductions

Getting your taxes done is miserable. It’s complicated, time-consuming and costly — particularly for people whose financial situation requires them to seek help from tax professionals. The pr

BMW signs on to develop in-car AI and IoT services with IBM’s Watson

As BMW continues to weld a position for itself in the next generation of connected and autonomous car technology, it’s signed up for one more partnership that focuses on the data side of the

Watson Financial Services is born out of IBM’s purchase of Promontory Financial Group

If Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest had a big data eating contest brother, IBM would be a serious contender for first place. Today the tech stalwart announced that it had come to an agreement to

A status report on our digital freedom

People are fascinated by the relationship between free will and a pre-destined path. This relationship has never been more interesting than in today’s digital world, where the ultimate goal of most

IBM demos an employee hack for gathering live video data via drone

IBM developer Andy Trice popped by the TechCrunch New York offices to demo a hack he’s been working on in his spare time, utilizing the company’s cloud computing platform and off-the-shelf drone h

Deep Focus saves you from being inundated by unimportant messages

If it's your birthday, Mother's Day or some other significant occasion, it's likely you'll receive a barrage of text messages, emails and calls. Even if it's not a special day, between your friends, s

Want to know who to vote for? IBM’s Watson Elections will make an emotional decision for you

Sad, mad, glad, confused about the presidential race so far? Well, if you are really lost on who to vote for, IBM may have a solution depending on your mood. Watson Elections, one of the surprising

In Africa, Watson’s sister Lucy is growing up with the help of IBM’s Research team

Three years after launching a $100 million initiative to create a Watson-inspired tech platform that finds “commercially viable solutions to the continent’s grand challenges,” Watson’s Africa

IBM and SoftBank Launch First Japanese Language APIs for Watson

A year ago, SoftBank teamed up with IBM to bring its supercomputer Watson to Japan. Now Watson has learned enough Japanese for developers to take advantage of its new skills.
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