The future of AI: 10 scenarios IBM is already working on – TechRepublic

Artificial intelligence has emerged as the hottest buzzword in tech — despite the fact that it’s been around since the dawn of computing. Countless startups are now grabbing onto AI to explain what they do and tech marketers are branding with AI to make simple things like algorithms and basic machine learning sound a lot smarter.

IBM, Maersk aim to speed up shipping with blockchain technology | ZDNet

IBM and Maersk will partner to use blockchain technology to conduct, manage, and track transactions in the shipping supply chain.

The companies said they collaborated on creating blockchain tools for cross-border transactions among shippers, freight forwarders, ocean carriers, ports, and customs authorities.

IBM Havyn Is a Voice Assistant for Cybersecurity | WIRED

LAST OCTOBER, 11-YEAR-OLD Evan Spisak wandered down to his father’s basement workshop to help out on a weekend project, a time-honored tradition in homes across the country. But Evan’s father, Mike, is an IBM master inventor. And what they came up with was Havyn, a homegrown voice assistant that taps into IBM’s enormous cybersecurity infrastructure, putting Watson’s AI smarts at their beck and call.

IBM: AI Will Transform Mental Health in 5 Years – Robotics Trends

IBM recently unveiled its “IBM 5 in 5” list of innovations it believes could change the world in five years. The first prediction is that machine learning and natural language processing will be able to predict and monitor mental health issues.

World’s largest hedge fund to replace managers with artificial intelligence | The Guardian

The world’s largest hedge fund is building a piece of software to automate the day-to-day management of the firm, including hiring, firing and other strategic decision-making. Bridgewater Associates has a team of software engineers working on the project at the request of billionaire founder Ray Dalio, who wants to ensure the company can run according to his vision even when he’s not there.

IBM and Rice University Develop Home Assistance Robot for Elderly | Medgadget

IBM Research and Rice University have brought their engineering expertise together to create the IBM Multi-Purpose Eldercare Robot Assistant (MERA). The prototype is just a start of a collaboration that hopes to combine a variety of sensors with “cognitive computing” to help doctors and caretakers better understand the needs of stay-at-home elderly people.

IBM Introduces Industry-Specific-Watson Internet of Things Services

IBM has announced new Watson IoT Consulting Solutions, including specific offerings for the automotive, electronics and insurance industries.

Jesus Mantas, GM for IBM Business Consulting explained that the goal is to help enable organizations recognize and benefit from the business transformation benefits that IoT can help to provide.

Cooking with Chef Watson, I.B.M.’s AI App  – The New Yorker

The interface for Chef Watson, I.B.M.’s artificial-intelligence cooking app, is simple and welcoming, a minimalist canvas of four empty text fields and four dove-gray circles.

You type in the ingredients, or let Chef Watson choose them for you according to its own mysterious logic: tomato, garlic, onion, purple seedless grape.

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