Are You Ready for a RoboCEO?


Here’s a disturbing thought: A RoboCEO powered by artificial intelligence — possibly based on IBM’s Watson — could be running some companies within the next decade. Not every company will warm to the idea, to be sure, but it’s conceivable that the practice could begin. Are you ready to work for a RoboCEO? Though it seems farfetched, this idea has started to bubble to the surface, with leaders like Alibaba Chairman Jack Ma apparently taking it seriously. As any technological leap, there’s quite a bit of both good and bad around AI.

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IBM Announces 5nm Breakthrough Using Silicon Nanosheets

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IBM’s newest 5nm achievement illustrates the promise of new manufacturing technologies and the long-term usefulness of gate-all-around FET structures.

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New crowdfunding project promises an ATX motherboard for IBM’s Power8

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A new crowdfunding project wants to build ATX motherboards compatible with IBM’s Power8 CPU. Non-x86 chips are making something of a comeback this year — could Intel’s data center dominance be in danger?

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Macy's harnesses IBM's Watson supercomputer to help shoppers

Macy’s is harnessing artificial intelligence from IBM’s Watson supercomputer for an in-store shopping assistant.

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CES: IBM teams with Under Armour to create 'Internet of athletes'

IBM’s Watson supercomputer, famous for its appearance on the quiz show ‘Jeopardy,’ is at the core of a new partnership between the tech giant and Under Armour.

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Boston Children's Hospital battles rare diseases with Watson supercomputer

Boston Children’s Hospital is harnessing IBM’s Watson supercomputer to help doctors identify possible options for the diagnosis and treatment of rare pediatric diseases.

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Only 5% of Mac users at IBM need help desk support, compared to 40% of PC users

Article Image IBM’s internal deployment of Mac hardware has been a resounding success, the company announced this week, with rapid adoption and very little need for employee technical support.

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IBM Watson increases its language, vision and speech capabilities

IBM’s Watson is fast becoming the smartest cognitive computing system around. On Thursday, IBM announced that Watson expanded its set of cognitive APIs (application program interfaces) and tools available to developers who create apps and products using the supercomputer’s capabilities. The move further solidifies Watson’s reach in a number of industries from law to healthcare and education. The announcement was made at IBM’s forum on cognitive and artificial intelligence where the company announced that a new West Coast hub for Watson in San Francisco.

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Can IBM’s LinuxONE mainframe compete with cloud computing?

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IBM’s continued expanding support of Linux and Open Source projects makes sense given that these platforms and tools provide much of today’s connected infrastructure.

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IBM Watson can now tell you if you're at risk for diabetes

The phrase “jack of all trades” is certainly coming to apply to Watson, IBM’s supercomputer, which already lists among its impressive accomplishments beating Tom Jennings at Jeopardy, developing new culinary masterpieces, and analyzing the tone of emails.

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IBM’s Watson supercomputer learns Arabic

At this stage, what can’t IBM’s Watson computer do? It has won “Jeopardy,” been used for cancer genomics research, and some of its culinary creations have made their way to the kitchens of everyone from the casual cook to the most experienced chef. Now, IBM’s cognitive computing system is learning Arabic. On Tuesday, IBM and Abu-Dhabi-based Mubadala Development Company announced that the supercomputer’s cloud-based cognitive capabilities will are coming to the Middle East and North Africa.

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IBM to demonstrate first on-package silicon photonics

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IBM’s new silicon photonics technology integrates the waveguide technology on-package. It’s a significant step forward for the nascent industry and a necessary improvement for eventual exascale systems.

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IBM updates Watson with five new features, now better than ever

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On IBM’s Bluemix cloud computing platform, registered developers can integrate Watson’s brainpower into their apps. As of this past week, IBM has added five more features to the Watson Developer Cloud. From speech-to-text to image analysis, devs can now accomplish even more with Watson.

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Apple controls presentation in IBM partnership as salespeople use Macs, Keynote to push iOS in enterprise

While Apple and IBM’s enterprise partnership is specifically about iOS devices, Apple has also insisted that IBM’s salespeople use Mac hardware when making their pitches to customers, ensuring that the company’s tightly integrated ecosystem remains in focus.



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A new (computer) chess champion is crowned, and the continued demise of human Grandmasters

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It’s almost 18 years since IBM’s Deep Blue famously beat Garry Kasparov at chess, becoming the first computer to defeat a human world champion. Since then, as you can probably imagine, computers have firmly cemented their lead over puny, fallible meatbags. Today, following the completion of TCEC Season 7, we have a new computer chess world champion called Komodo.

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IBM Flexes X6 and Xeon Muscle


IBM’s new Flex System compute node solutions — the x280 X6, x480 X6 and x880 X6 — don’t qualify as anything new, some might say. After all, they utilize solutions announced months ago — IBM’s X6 in mid-January and Intel’s Xeon E7v2 a month later — which means they simply have been upgraded with the respective vendors’ latest and greatest technologies. However, such a blasé attitude would ignore the core premise and promise of the Flex System portfolio and its impact on IBM’s enterprise customers.

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IBM demonstrates next-gen phase-change memory that’s up to 275 times faster than your SSD

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IBM’s new Project Theseus shows promise and may be capable of replacing NAND altogether in the long term. Vastly higher performance and better write endurance could make this technology the next big thing in storage — provided someone agrees to manufacture it.

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