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  • IBM to Provide Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with Watson Supercomputer - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    IBM to Provide Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with Watson Supercomputer

    IBM will supply Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a modified IBM Watson system, according to a company statement. The provision will make Rensselaer the first university to use a supercomputer of its kind. “The award signifies our strong partnership with Rensselaer and our commitment to ensure New York State has the skills and capabilities to lead […] More

  • IBM Opening Analytics Center for Student Learning, Prototype Testing; Mike Rhodin Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    IBM Opening Analytics Center for Student Learning, Prototype Testing; Mike Rhodin Comments

    IBM is opening an analytics center to guide undergraduate and graduate students and mid-career professionals acquire analytics skills and prepare for future jobs, the company announced Thursday. The company said the center’s focus areas will include developing new computer technologies for processing big data and to provide clients a delivery and prototype testing environment for […] More

  • IBM's Supercomputer Watson to Aid Sloan-Kettering in Cancer Research; Martin Kohn, Pat Skarulis Comment - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    IBM's Supercomputer Watson to Aid Sloan-Kettering in Cancer Research; Martin Kohn, Pat Skarulis Comment

    IBM and the Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center are partnering to explore how an IBM supercomputer can assist doctors and if it can possibly find a cure for cancer, Information Week reports.  IBM chief medical scientist Martin Kohn and Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center CIO Pat Skarulis announced the partnership will use IBM’s Watson supercomputer and the center’s Darwin, […] More

  • IBM Making Mini-Watson, Targeting Healthcare; Bernie Mayerson Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    IBM Making Mini-Watson, Targeting Healthcare; Bernie Mayerson Comments

    IBM is developing a pocket-sized version of its artificial intelligence computer Watson for industrial and commercial applications including healthcare, Information Week reports. Recent reports indicate the company wants Watson to be able to store patient data and find information in medical journals. Doctors would always have the final decision for next steps in patient care […] More

  • Report: IBM's Watson Entering Healthcare IT Arena; Barry Mason, Martin Kohn Comment - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Report: IBM's Watson Entering Healthcare IT Arena; Barry Mason, Martin Kohn Comment

    IBM officials hope Watson, one of its artificial intelligence computer systems, can be used for medical applications including storage of patient data and finding information in medical journals, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports. According to writer Jackie Crosby, Watson contains 16 terabytes of memory — twice the Library of Congress — and can read 200 million […] More

  • IBM Survey Says Mobile, Cloud Not a Niche - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    IBM Survey Says Mobile, Cloud Not a Niche

    According to the 2011 IBM Tech Trends Report, developers worldwide believe Watson’s analytics capabilities will transform industries that are managing massive amounts of data. IBM surveyed more than 4,000 information technology professionals from 93 countries and 25 industries who provided their views on future IT trends. The survey revealed business analytics software is the most widely […] More

  • IBM and WellPoint Putting Watson to Work in Health Care - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    IBM and WellPoint Putting Watson to Work in Health Care

    IBM and WellPoint, Inc. announced an agreement today to create the first commercial applications of IBM’s Watson technology. The agreement assigns WellPoint to develop and launch Watson-based solutions in order to improve patient care through the delivery of up-to-date evidence based health care. IBM will develop the base Watson healthcare technology which WellPoint’s solution will […] More

  • Jeopardy! to Re-Air Historic Presentation of IBM Challenge Featuring "Watson" - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Jeopardy! to Re-Air Historic Presentation of IBM Challenge Featuring “Watson”

    IBM announced today that Jeopardy! will broadcast an encore presentation of the first-ever man vs. machine Jeopardy! competition between IBM’s “Watson” computing system and the show’s two most successful contestants – Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter. Viewers will have a second opportunity to watch as Watson competes against two human champions in two matches played […] More

  • Watson Coming to the Exam Room - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Watson Coming to the Exam Room

    “Medical diagnosis for 400, Alex.“ “Creeping and crawling. Tingling and gnawing. This disease jerks you to your feet.“ Between sometimes conflicting and confusing lists of symptoms, a plethora of test results and fragmented and scattered patient histories, doctors often struggle to come to a correct and speedy diagnosis. Dion Rudnicki, a senior location executive for […] More

  • Watson“™s Jeopardy Run a Big Win for Humans -- Even if Robot Wins - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Watson“™s Jeopardy Run a Big Win for Humans — Even if Robot Wins

    If you“™ve tuned in to “Jeopardy“ this week, you“™ve seen Watson, the IBM-built computer interface, trounce the human competition, including two of the game show“™s previous champions. So, is it just a matter of time before robots take over the world? Well, not quite. In fact, David McQueeney, vice president of IBM Research, who spoke […] More

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