IBM seeks to win over more AI customers
Big Blue has said that some of its Watson artificial intelligence services will work on rival cloud computing providers.
Think 2019: Project Debater AI
IBM showed off something very significant today, and dared to challenge someone who claimed to be the European's best debater in an attempt to win an argument. The judge declared a human as a winner, but the AI machine did a great job while offering comprehensive amount of data to back the argument. This is as big as IBM's Big Blue supercomputer beating Kasparov in 1997.
Think 2019: IBM Rob Thomas General manager AI data and AI
IBM is holding its annual Think 2019 conference and AI is of course a big part of it. We had a chance to hear Rob Thomas, General Manager of AI data and AI, who delivered a very interesting analysis on the state of things with the technology.
Tracking system has appeal
IBM trailed the use of blockchain technology to track a shipment of mandarin oranges as they journeyed from China to Singapore.
AI getting everywhere
The move to AI is making for some unlikely partners. AI expert IBM and McCormick, which sells spices and condiments, are teaming up to create new all-in-one spice packets.
Aetna and a host of other health insurers have signed up to Big Blue's plan to build a blockchain network aimed at cutting costs in the healthcare industry.
College less important
The tech industry is going to be less interested in college degrees and more focused on hiring people with actual skills according to IBM CEO Ginni Rometty.
Better than Wall Street predicted
Big Blue beat Wall Street's quarterly earnings estimates, posted its first annual revenue growth since 2011 and forecast a 2019 profit above expectations.
BT and Vodafone are teaming up with IBM to offer businesses a way to link different cloud computing systems.
MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab find GANs a powerful tool
Boffins working at MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab have been playing around with GANs, or generative adversarial networks, because they are providing clues about how neural networks learn and reason.