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IBM Watson ups the healthcare market ante with $2.6 billion acquisition of Truven

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Healthcare is one of the most logical domains for cognitive computing. The stakes are high: outcomes are often a matter of life or death. It has well organized, extensively tagged information sources. And healthcare/pharmaceutical companies are sophisticated users of advanced software technologies for research, particularly for drug discovery and patient management.

It’s no surprise, then, that IBM has been creating a partner ecosystem and developing technologies aimed at this domain. It has also been gobbling up existing vendors like Phytel, Explorys, ...

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Big Data and Cognitive Computing – Part 4

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In Part 3 of this series, we took up the important issues that come up on the level of functional description as terms are fired off to delineate (or not) big data and cognitive computing. We found that confusion tends to arise immediately from the many statements we can read which appear to wrap big data and cognitive computing into the same phenomenon.

We also found that conversations around big data analytics often seem to ignore the reality that an application ...

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IBM launches a Cognitive Business Era

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IBM chose Ginny Rometty’s keynote slot at Gartner’s annual IT Expo to announce that the era of cognitive computing has arrived. In the context of her keynote, the cognitive advantage is what happens when firms that have become fully digital look for ways to differentiate themselves and leverage the value lurking in their growing data collections.

Cognitive is the next step, adding intelligence to data through advanced analytics, including analyzing the 80-90% of enterprise information that is unstructured. Rometty noted ...

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IBM Expands Watson Platform for Next Generation of Builders

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IBM expands cognitive APIs in the Watson Developer Cloud (WDC) for developers who are creating products, services and applications embedded with Watson. These APIs focus on increased capabilities in language, including an NLP classifier, dialog, concept expansion, and document conversion; speech; vision; and data insights. IBM also announced that it will launch next year an IBM Watson facility in San Francisco that puts it closer to developers, startups, venture, and academics in the region. This follows IBM’s announcement ...

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Watson Personality Insights Insights

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At Business Insider, Lucia Peters, of Bustle, reports on her experimental engagements with IBM’s Watson Personality Insights service. Taking the most extravagant of IBM’s claims—that the service can gauge elements of the personality of a writer from a 100-word writing sample, she takes multiple tacks to see what Watson will uncover about her personality. (Never mind that in a more technical context, IBM suggests a guideline of 2500 words or more to create a successful training set.)

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