Salesforce integrates Einstein across platforms, announces IBM partnership

Salesforce.com is bringing AI to customer relationship management (CRM) in a big way. On Tuesday the company announced that it would be incorporating its artificial intelligence software, Einstein, into its signature platform, giving

Published on: March 7th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

IBM and FDA testing blockchain-powered medical care for U.S. patients

Blockchain technology hasn't taken over the world yet, but IBM Corp. thinks it might be key to delivering more secure, efficient, and effective medical service. The company announced recently that its IBM Watson

Published on: January 16th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

How IBM Watson helped Time magazine narrow its search for Person of the Year

Before declaring the least-favoured - but most-covered - U.S. president-elect in recent history Person of the Year, the editors behind New York City-based Time magazine consulted an unlikely source for advice. For the

Published on: December 8th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Macy’s hires a new personal shopping assistant for customers – IBM’s Watson

A visitor to Macy's in Portland, Ore. or Miami, Fla. can now have their mobile device act as their personal shopping assistant, thanks to a joint venture between the 157-year-old retailer; cloud-based customer

Published on: July 21st, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Watson plays Cupid: new set of APIs give IBM’s AI an emotional intelligence upgrade

LAS VEGAS — Thanks to a new set of algorithms, now IBM’s Watson technology can not only beat you at Jeopardy, but it can probably score more dates than you too. Well, Watson

Published on: February 25th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Launching space drones and training Olympic cyclists with IBM Bluemix

At IBM InterConnect in Las Vegas, developers showcase some original uses of IBM's Bluemix cloud platform and the APIs available there. A team at IBM is working with the U.S. indoor women's cycling

Published on: February 24th, 2016 Brian Jackson

How IBM’s Watson is about to make an impact on IoT

A look at some of the applications that developers are creating with IBM's Watson Internet of Things API set. From a smart blinds system that can predict the weather, to a wearable headset,

Published on: February 22nd, 2016 Brian Jackson

Toronto-born startup gets international attention for taking Watson to law school

A startup team born out of the University of Toronto that wants to use IBM Corp.'s Watson artificial intelligence to shake up the legal industry is setting its sites on international expansion after

Published on: August 5th, 2015 Brian Jackson

“Will knowledge become obsolete?” asks Ken Jennings from Jeopardy

I attended the mLearning conference (mlearncon) last week in Austin, an interesting conference in the over 35°C heat and over-air conditioned (19°C) meeting rooms. What is m-learning you ask? It is learning through

Published on: June 16th, 2015 Catherine Aczel Boivie

Meet Ross, the Watson-powered ‘super intelligent’ attorney

A group of University of Toronto students, pictured above from left to right: Andrew Arruda, Shuai Wang, Pargles Dall’Oglio, Jimoh Ovbiagele, and Akash Venat, are behind a new startup that built a legal

Published on: January 23rd, 2015 Brian Jackson

Robotics and AI Predictions for 2014

For predictions on robotics and AI for 2014, I consulted with a former colleague, David Dodds, who now resides in British Columbia. He has completed extensive work in these fields and provided a

Published on: January 4th, 2014 Hugh Chatfield

Gartner Symposium opens by heralding age of Chief Digital Officer

I'm at the Gartner Symposium conference in Orlando where it is raining as I write this. What is the Gartner Symposium? It is advertised as THE technology conference to attend for CIOs and

Published on: October 8th, 2013 Catherine Aczel Boivie

3 IBM patents that lead to cyborg future

IBM Corp. registered the most U.S. patents than any other corporation in 2012, including at least three that could be used to create a futuristic cyborg. Well, it's possible. Out of the 6,478

Published on: January 11th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Quebec’s microchip hub gets a $218 million shot in the arm

Did you know that the largest IBM chip assembly plant in the world is in Bromont, a tiny Quebec town of just 7,500 people?And that two world famous chips were made in Bromont:

Published on: July 30th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff