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Future

IBM’s 5 in 5

Happy new year! It’s the start of a new year, and so the web is flooded with best-of and what’s-next articles. So bear with me if, over the next couple days, I share some favorites here. 5 in 5, from IBM Research, is a thoughtful look at how innovations, organized around our five senses, will […]

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Past Present

Do You Want Google Goggles?

Google Project Glass got a lot of buzz a couple months ago when it was first announced. The idea of real-life augmentation built into a pair of glasses showed some really interesting potential uses. But it also highlighted general fears that augmented reality could remove it’s users from really engaging in the world — instead […]

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Future

Smarter Healthcare

This new ad from IBM, promoting their Smarter Healthcare initiative is more idea communication than interface. But, it’s nicely suggestive of the complexity of information that doctors and patients need to deal with. And it’s a teaser for the potential of IBM’s Watson in the health care space. As a side note, sorry for the […]

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Present

What is Watson?

I’ve previously written about my first job after college, working in the field of artificial intelligence. AI¬†work had an energy and optimism that was very exciting. But, over time, the field slowed down, faced with complex problems that seemed insurmountable. But over the past ten years, AI been picking up steam again. Researchers are using […]