As 2014 draws to a close, the proverbial elephant that we call big data is smarter, more sensitive and more agile than ever. It’s got a much more varied array of advanced analytics riding on its broad back. More than that, it’s performing these amazing feats as a team player within a growing troop
When you want to take artificial intelligence out of the realm of imagination and poetry, and bring it squarely into practical reality, you need computational tools. The tools need to help your cognitive application developers write the leanest models possible. Developers need frameworks, languages
Wearable cognitive prosthetics sounds like science fiction, but it’s easily within the reach of today’s technology. From a healthcare analytics standpoint, image-analytics wearables could help many people who suffer from diverse memory, perception and learning impairments.
After day two at IBM Insight 2014 in Las Vegas, I am reflecting on the plethora of big data and analytics capabilities, innovations and opportunities that filled the Mandalay Bay Convention Center (which, by the way, is nearly a mile, all indoors, from one end to the other, so there was a lot to
With mobile devices becoming an integral part of our daily lives, communications service providers have the most comprehensive view of a subscriber’s usage, behavior, lifestyle preferences, current and future needs. Telecommunications organizations can transform their customer care, marketing and
Conversational fluency is fundamental to consumer adoption of personal adviser applications of cognitive computing. IBM's cognitive-computing platform, Watson, drives harmonious conversations in multichannel customer environments. Conversational engagement is fundamental to Watson realizing its
The newest IBM Global Consumer Study reveals that in a single year internet commerce jumped nearly 100 percent, with 27 percent of retail purchases made online in 2013 versus 14 percent in 2012. Along with this remarkable channel-shifting, a historic convergence of technologies is changing how
Let me begin with a story from my childhood. I grew up in India and, back in the early 80s, when Indian telecoms did not have a direct dial for international calls. My family used to call my uncle who was studying at M. I. T. and the call process was fairly complicated: we would call an