Best Food Reading for 01/22/2017

Best Buffalo Brussels Sprouts – How to Make Buffalo Brussels Sprouts “Even if you hate vegetables, you won’t be able to stop eating these highly addictive (and totally disguised) pan-fried Brussels sprouts. Serve with buffalo sauce FTW.” tags: f Cheesy Brussels Sprout Dip – Baked In “Regardless of whether you’re…

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General Reading for 05/29/2016

EU Announces That All Scientific Articles Should Be Freely Accessible by 2020 “In what has been called a “life changing decision,” the European Union’s ministers of Science, Innovation, Trade, and Industry have decided to give individuals free access to science papers by 2020.” tags: bs Your Memorial Day Grilling Checklist…

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General Reading for 02/03/2016

New IBM Watson Chief David Kenny Talks His Plans For ‘AI As A Service’ And The Weather Company Sale – Forbes “When IBM announced the close of its acquisition of The Weather Company on Friday, it added another veteran CEO in Weather’s David Kenny to work under Big Blue boss Ginni Rometty. And IBM’s…

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General Reading for 11/01/2015

The Light-Beam Rider – The New York Times “THIS month marks the 100th anniversary of the General Theory of Relativity, the most beautiful theory in the history of science, and in its honor we should take a moment to celebrate the visualized “thought experiments” that were the navigation lights guiding…

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General Reading for 10/31/2015

Here’s why IBM will acquire The Weather Company – Fortune “As part of the acquisition, IBM will get over 5,000 of the Weather Company’s customers in the aviation, energy, and insurance industries, among others. Many businesses that are potentially impacted by weather depend on the Weather Company for forecasts of…

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What I’m Reading on 12/10/2014

Introducing a New Generation of Mobile Apps for the Enterprise « A Smarter Planet Blog A Smarter Planet Blog “Today, we’re delivering on that promise by announcing the first 10 mobile apps that will come to market–the first of many that we have on the drawing boards. I’m impressed by…

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What I’m Reading on 01/07/2014

A Makeover for Maps – NYTimes.com “Nowadays, devices and people are unceasingly uploading all kinds of information about the economy, locations, weather and even what sweater makes them happy. With this flood of data, some believe traditional ways of displaying information do not work well anymore. So there is a…

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What I’m Reading on 12/10/2013

Goodbye athlete’s foot: IBM researchers craft nanomedicine to kill fungi where other meds fail | VentureBeat | Health | by Dean Takahashi “IBM researchers and a team in Singapore have taken common plastic and engineered it into a nanomedicine that is 1,000 times smaller than a grain of sand and…

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My scale of cognitive computing

Last week I hosted a strategy session for my group at IBM Research and I used the following as a scale of how cognitive certain types of computing are: Bob’s Scale of Cognitive Computing Sentient “we can do without the humans” systems Learning, reasoning, inferencing systems Cognitive-enough systems Most analytics…

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What We Do When We Do Analytics Research

In May of 2013 I was asked to contribute an article to ProVISION, an IBM magazine published in Japan for current and potential customers and clients. That piece was translated into Japanese and published at the end of July. Below is the original article I wrote in English describing some…

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Analytics: Interacting systems make things tricky

Every year around holiday times, millions of people take to the roads, the skies, and the rails to visit friends and families. Sometimes everything works perfectly: the traffic isn’t too heavy, there are no accidents, schedules are met, lines are short, and the weather cooperates. In my experience, that tends…

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Daily links for 05/02/2012

IBM Introduces New Foundation For Mobile Computing – MarketWatch “IBM has been steadily investing in the mobile space for more than a decade, both organically and through acquisitions: building a complete portfolio of software and services that delivers enterprise-ready mobility for clients. Increasingly, enterprises are reaching beyond their traditional IT…

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Daily links for 03/10/2012

IBM Showcases ‘Deep Thunder’ Weather Forecasting App On iPad | TPM Idea Lab “By IBM’s own admission, weather forecasting seemed like an unusual use for its supercomputing technology. But 16 years after it began work the parallel processing supercomputing system that would become known as “Deep Thunder” —- a targeted…

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Mobile app development: Native vs. hybrid vs. HTML5 (part 2)

I’ve seen and heard a lot of discussion about how people build applications for mobile devices. While there are literally hundreds of thousands of apps out there for Apple, Android, Blackberry and other smartphones, I can’t help but think the majority of these are one-off efforts. In this series in…

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What I did (and didn’t do) on my summer vacation

Now that it’s early September, I suppose I can look back over the last several months and take stock of what happened over the summer season. Technically, summer is not quite over, but in northwest New York where I live you can really feel the first flourishes of fall in…

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Thinking about restaurant software and online services

I predict that in the future more restaurants will be managed via online services that not only help with the accounting of revenue and expenses, but assist in predicting what menu items will do well for a given profit. Two weeks ago I posted a blog entry about the basic…

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Predictive analytics, the basic idea

If you’ve ever bought an insurance policy, you have seen the output of predictive analytics. If you’ve ever wondered how a restaurant knows how many “specials” to prep for, you’ve thought about predictive analytics, though in practice it was probably informal. Analytics means munching on a whole lot of data,…

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