IBM donates machine learning tooling to enable ‘responsible’ AI


IBM Corp. is donating three open-source artificial intelligence development toolkits to LF AI, an organization within the Linux Foundation that maintains open-source machine learning tools. The LF AI Technical Advisory Committee […].

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IBM and Pfizer claim AI can predict Alzheimer’s onset with 71% accuracy

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IBM and Pfizer claim to have developed a model that can predict the onset of Alzheimer's disease years before clear symptoms develop. Read More.

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IBM will split into 2 public companies to focus on cloud growth

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IBM is splitting itself into two public companies, capping a years-long effort to diversify away from its legacy businesses. Business Cloud Enterprise category-/Business & Industrial category-/Computers & Electronics IBM International Business Machines

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IBM’s Watson Assistant can now field election questions

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IBM is teaming up with states to deploy a Watson Assistant solution that answers questions about the election via phone or online. AI Big Data Business Cloud Dev Mobile 2020 elections ai artificial intelligence category-/News/Politics election IBM machine learning U.S.

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Why IBM believes Confidential Computing is the future of cloud security

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IBM is pushing Confidential Computing as a new security standard to convince companies to put more core functions and sensitive data in the cloud. Read More.

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IBM blockchain automates contract labor processes


IBM licked this challenge using blockchain software to curb the costs and time it takes to process invoices generated by contingent labor workers. IBM’s Contingent Labor on IBM Blockchain automatically tracks time sheets, […]. Processing payments for thousands of contractors is an onerous task large enterprises grapple with as they hire outsiders for technical and business services.

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IBM uses AI to evaluate risk of developing genetic diseases

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In a Nature Communications study, researchers at IBM, the Broad Institute, and Color find genetic mutations aren't always useful predictors of disease.

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IBM teams up with Activision Blizzard to manage tech for the Overwatch League

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IBM will manage the tech for Activision Blizzard's Overwatch League in a sign that esports is starting to demand the most sophisticated cloud and AI tech. AI Business Esports Games Activision Blizzard category-/Games/Computer & Video Games DeanBeat News IBM Overwatch League

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IBM: Compromised credentials led to higher data breach costs


The average cost of a data breach has fallen slightly, according to new research from IBM and the Ponemon Institute, but there are concerning — and costly — trends for […].

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IBM unveils its first seven-nanometre chip for next-generation hybrid cloud computing


IBM has announced the tenth generation of its flagship Power processors, a smaller, faster, more energy-efficient seven-nanometre chip that businesses can expect to deploy inside their data centres in the […].

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IBM expands the role of its hybrid-cloud security package

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IBM is expanding the role of its security-software package for hybrid-cloud deployments by improving the gathering of security data collected within customer networks and drawing on third-party threat-intelligence feeds, among other upgrades.

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AI's emerging role in IoT highlighted at IBM Genius of Things event

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IBM hosted an artificial intelligent (AI) event at its Munich Watson IoT HQ, where it underlined its claim as a leading global AI and internet-of-things (IoT) platform providers in the enterprise context. One year into the launch of its Munich-based Watson IoT headquarters , IBM invited about one thousand customers to share an update of its AI and IoT activities to date. The IBM "Genius of Things" Summit presented interesting insights for both AI and IoT deployments.

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Apple and IBM Announce Partnership


In a move that blurs the line between consumer gadgets and enterprise technology, Apple and IBM announced on July 15 th a partnership to transform enterprise mobility. The collaboration intends to develop new business applications that bring IBM’s big data capabilities, security services, and device management to Apple’s popular iPhones and iPads. It takes the best of Apple and the best of IBM and puts those together. By Shannon Perry.

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Hortonworks Eats IBM — And Loves It

Forrester IT

Big announcement at Dataworks today -- IBM is giving up on Big Insights and partnering with Hortonworks. Then it hits you: Hortonworks, after digesting Microsoft, is now eating IBM. It's a total reversal from the past, when big fish like IBM would eat little fish like Hortonworks. This seems not unexpected and only mildly interesting until you think deeply about it. See my blog post from yesterday for more on this. The tables are turned. Let me explain: Read more.

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IBM and Cambridge Quantum Computing announce random number generator service

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This cloud-based quantum computing service includes verification and is now available to members of the IBM Q Network

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How IBM Q Network taps partners to advance quantum computing

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As the IBM Q Network has attracted 106 members, one executive said it's time for executives to get involved in quantum computing. AI Big Data Cloud Dev Enterprise category-/Computers & Electronics category-/Science Google IBM IBM Q Network quantum computingRead More.

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IBM unveils Power10 processor for big data analytics and AI workloads

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At the Hot Chips 2020 virtual conference, IBM unveiled the Power10, its first commercial 7-nanometer processor, manufactured by Samsung. Read More.

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IBM Blockchain Platform now live in Melbourne


IBM has made its blockchain platform available out of the IBM data center in Melbourne, allowing customers to run their applications on the company’s cloud and abide by data sovereignty requirements. The platform will also be available via the data center in Sydney by the end of March, with the head of the blockchain and consulting […]. CTO News

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IBM details research on AI to measure Parkinson’s disease progression

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IBM recently detailed its work to develop AI systems that can detect signs of disease progression in patients with Parkinson's. Read More.

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IBM patent uses blockchain to build trust in augmented reality gaming


IBM has filed a new patent with the aim of instilling trust in augmented reality (AR) applications when users visit real-world locations. IBM’s document describes a solution which […]. CTO News IBMBlockchain plus AR plus gaming sounds like a win to us! The patent application, no. 20180311572, was published by the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) last week.

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IBM, Grillo, and the Linux Foundation partner on early earthquake detection systems

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IBM, the Linux Foundation, and Grillo have launched an initiative -- OpenEEW -- to promote the deployment of early earthquake detection systems. AI Big Data Business Cloud Dev Mobile ai artificial intelligence Grillo IBM Linux Foundation machine learning Open source software

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Interesting Take: Forget Watson, the Red Hat acquisition may be the thing that saves IBM


There were certainly lots of quick takes from analysts on what the IBM and Red Hat news meant. This is one from TechCrunch: With the acquisition of Red Hat, IBM looks to refocus on its core strengths, rather than Watson, an AI push that was always more hype than reality. Artificial Intelligence CTO News IBM Red Hat

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IBM Extends OpenStack Reach

Data Center Knowledge

IBM OpenStack support now includes an implementation running in beta on the IBM SoftLayer cloud as a service Read More. Cloud Computing IBM

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What the IBM-Adobe Collaboration Means for Transformation

Information Week

Adobe Experience Manager running on Red Hat OpenShift and other IBM resources intended to help regulated enterprises meet security demands

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IBM announces cloud service to help detect and mitigate AI bias


Artificial Intelligence CTO News IBMThis is another in a long stream of reports on mitigating challenges of bias and ethics in big data and Artificial Intelligence. Bias is a serious problem in artificial intelligence (AI). Research shows that popular smart speakers are 30 percent less likely to understand non-native U.S. accents, for example, and that facial recognition systems such […].

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Taxpayers against cities paying up in ransomware attacks, says survey


While paying ransom in cyberattacks may be a viable strategy, local governments are going to have to answer to taxpayers should the choose that option, according to an IBM Security […]. News IBM

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IBM ends all facial recognition business as CEO calls out bias and inequality


IBM CEO Arvind Krishna announced today that the company would no longer sell facial recognition services, calling for a “national dialogue” on whether it should be used at all. He […].

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IBM claims its Neural Computer achieves record AI model training time

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IBM claims its Neural Computer can train an AI algorithm to beat Atari 2600 games in record time -- and perform on par with state-of-the-art approaches. AI Big Data Cloud Dev Games ai artificial intelligence Atari 2600 category-/Computers & Electronics category-/Science/Computer Science IBM IBM Neural Computer machine learning Neural Computer

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IBM joins NIH effort to diagnose schizophrenia using AI

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IBM says it will join a U.S. National Institutes of Health effort to apply data analysis to finding diagnostic techniques and treatments for schizophrenia. Read More.

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IBM Launches OpenPower Developer Cloud

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Cloud Computing IBMService currently hosted in single Beijing data center, but expansion plans are in place Read More.

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IBM to retire Emptoris and work with SAP Ariba on next generation digital procurement

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SAP Ariba & IBM today announced a partnership that had been a rumour for a few days now. Part of the deal includes IBM gradually retiring Emptoris and encouraging its customers to migrate to SAP Ariba. IBM Emptoris's leadership had an exciting vision of next gen digital procurement but decided they couldn't deliver it without a cost prohibitive replatforming of its various products. · IBM can now convert its digital procurement vision into revenue streams.

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Not Sure What To Do With This Info: IBM brings artificial intelligence to the heart of cybersecurity strategies


But based on IBM’s track record we are not sure what to do with this particular topic right now other than to track it from afar. Artificial Intelligence CTO News IBMWe love reading the tech news, and this report on the use of AI by IMB is certainly news. If everyone else starts using this then consider it yourself. […].

IBM Cognos: Established Business Intelligence Player


It was acquired by IBM in 2008 and is now referred to as the IBM Cognos platform. While still considered by many to be associated with the legacy technology world, IBM has been investing in improving Cognos and we regard it as a function worth tracking. The IBM Cognos platform is advertised as providing users with the business intelligence and performance management content they need to understand what is needed to improve business and achieve better results.

The IBM Press Release on Spark That Every Tech Leader Should Read


IBM just announced a major new push around Apache Spark. For years it has seemed like IBM was giving lip-service to Spark while emphasizing capabilities that they placed big bets on over the years (especially IBM's flagship stream processing product, InfoSphere Streams). But I never would have imagined IBM would so strongly endorse Spark like they did today. IBM called spark "the most significant open source project of the next decade.". Big Data CTO IBM spark

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IBM Research's Chief Scientist Talks AI for Cloud Migration

Information Week

Part of the future is already here as AI increases its influence on hybrid cloud and the digital transformation equation, according to Ruchir Puri

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IBM Establishes 5 Blockchain Principles To Drive Enterprise Adoption And Benefit Society


As an early advocate for blockchain, IBM has been working vigorously to commercialize the technology through its enterprise-grade version of Hyperledger Fabric, known as IBM Blockchain. Hyperledger Fabric currently empowers 1300 networks in the IBM blockchain cloud, 100 of which are live in production today.

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IBM opens first Nordic cloud datacentre

Computer Weekly

Oslo datacentre is IBM’s 12th in Europe and 48th globally and will target large and small enterprises and startups to offer services

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IBM uses AI to enhance old Wimbledon tennis footage for the digital era

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IBM and Wimbledon are using AI techniques to revitalize classic footage going back to the 1970s to appeal to modern tennis fans. AI Business Cloud Media category-/Sports/Individual Sports/Racquet Sports IBM tennis WimbledonRead More.

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IBM to break up 109-year old company to focus on cloud growth


International Business Machines Corp is splitting itself into two public companies, capping a years-long effort by the world’s first big computing firm to diversify away from its legacy businesses to […].

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Amazon Web Services has no reason to worry about IBM

David Linthicum

In a recent article at, Rob Enderle made a very clear and somewhat compelling case that IBM would ultimately dominate public cloud computing. Yes, IBM will make an impact, but it won''t end up being a dominant public cloud computing player. Cloud Computing The Industry Standard IBM Cloud computing I believe he''s wrong. To me, the reasons are obvious. read more.

IBM: Technology for both enterprises and the startup world


One reason to track IBM ( NYSE:IBM ) is to watch as they react to the threats from firms like Amazon. What Amazon has done in Cloud Computing is absolutely incredible and it really helped wake up IBM to the need to innovate in this area. But IBM also invests a great deal in their own internal R&D and is creating new capabilities in AI of note. And there seems to be at least a little bit of Watson in every thing every part of IBM has to offer. Research Team.

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Finnair digitises core business processes via Apple and IBM

Computer Weekly

Finnair is working with IBM to bring user-friendly apps to its internal workforce

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Verizon advances 5G edge computing with IBM deal, interoperability specs

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AR/VR Business Cloud Dev Enterprise Mobile 5G 5G Future Forum 5G networks category-/Computers & Electronics category-/Internet & Telecom/Mobile & Wireless Edge edge computing IBM MEC multi-access edge computing VerizonEdge computing will be critically important to delivering highly responsive cellular services in the 5G era, and Verizon is pushing the industry forward. Read More.

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