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Art in the Blood - A Rousing Sherlock Holmes Adventure

Paola K Amaras | Posted 10.01.2015 | Books
Paola K Amaras

Bonnie MacBird 'found' Art in the Blood - A Sherlock Holmes Adventure, as a manuscript hidden in a forgotten tome of Victorian medical lore, and has brought us another adventure of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's great consulting detective Sherlock Holmes, as narrated by his companion, Dr. John Watson.

In a World of Artificial Intelligence, Where Will Latin Americans Work?

Gabriel Sanchez Zinny | Posted 08.17.2015 | Latino Voices
Gabriel Sanchez Zinny

We can't know yet whether artificial intelligence will immiserate the human race, as some foresee. But it is clear that these technologies will bring transformative change of one sort or another to the world, and especially to Latin American societies. The region's leaders must begin to prepare.

IBM Is Teaching Watson To Interpret Medical Images

The Huffington Post | Joe Satran | Posted 08.13.2015 | Science

In the latest sign that the singularity is nigh, IBM announced last week that it would start teaching its ultra-fast computer system "Watson" to...

IBM Watson Is Helping CVS Fight Chronic Diseases

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 07.30.2015 | Business

NEW YORK -- CVS Health is getting a booster shot from IBM’s supercomputer, Watson.  The retailer -- which rebranded last year with a focus...

Medical Robots Born of Disruptive Innovation

Geri Spieler | Posted 06.27.2015 | Science
Geri Spieler

Do you trust a robot to diagnose your ailments? You may not have a choice as medicine moves closer to embracing technology as part of the standard practice of medicine. But don't despair. A medical robot could save your life.

Commonwealth Club and Chevron CEO Shamed into Silence

Paul Paz y Miño | Posted 04.03.2015 | Green
Paul Paz y Miño

Following close to 5000 emails and a letter from over 40 environmental and human rights NGOs, a spirited group of activists disrupted the San Francisco Commonwealth Club's annual gala last week.

Soon Everyone Will Be Able To Use IBM's 'Jeopardy'-Winning Watson

The Huffington Post | Betsy Isaacson | Posted 11.15.2013 | Technology

Daring developers will soon have a new tool at their disposal: IBM's Watson, the supercomputer that won "Jeopardy!" in 2011. In an interview with C...

10 Things You Didn't Know About Sherlock Holmes

Oliver Tearle | Posted 11.16.2013 | Books
Oliver Tearle

Sherlock Holmes never says 'Elementary, my dear Watson.' Not in the canon of original Conan Doyle novels and stories. Holmes says 'Elementary!' and 'my dear Watson' at various points, but the idea of putting them together was a later meme.

WATCH: IBM Technologista Explains Watson to 3rd Grader (VIDEO)

Posted 08.12.2013 | Technology

Innovation Technologista Francoise LeGoues converses with 3rd grader Grace about her work on Watson and what's next for the astounding supercomputer. ...

The New Era of Cognitive Computing (VIDEO)

Posted 08.12.2013 | Technology

As intelligent computer systems become more adept at learning and adapting, they are introduced into new industries and forge relationships with human...

Watson To Help Medical Professionals

AP | JIM FITZGERALD | Posted 04.10.2013 | Technology

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — Dr. Watson is accepting new patients. The Watson supercomputer is graduating from its medical residency and is being offer...

IBM Sends Watson To College

AP | MICHAEL HILL | Posted 01.30.2013 | College

TROY, N.Y. -- Watson, the supercomputer famous for beating the world's best human "Jeopardy!" champions, is going to college. IBM is announcing Wedne...

Watson Goes Back To College

AP | By MICHAEL HILL | Posted 04.01.2013 | Technology

TROY, New York (AP) — Watson, the supercomputer famous for beating the world's best human "Jeopardy!" champions, is going to college. ...

Harnessing Big Data to Transform Government

Todd Ramsey | Posted 08.26.2012 | Technology
Todd Ramsey

It's no secret that government agencies store some of the world's most valuable data. In terms of applying technology to unlock the power of what big data has to offer, government data has the potential to solve some of society's biggest challenges.

Collaboration is the Key to Addressing Tomorrow's Grandest Challenges

Dr. William R. LaFontaine | Posted 08.26.2012 | Technology
Dr. William R. LaFontaine

Coming from IBM Research, I think of innovation in two dimensions. First, there is the continuous innovation that goes into IBM's products and services. But we also look for more exploratory challenges that help us advance science by leaps and bounds. We call them grand challenges.

Oosthuizen Settles For Albatross

AP | NANCY ARMOUR | Posted 06.08.2012 | Sports

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Instead of leaving with the green jacket, Louis Oosthuizen will have to settle for an albatross. Outdone in a playoff by perhaps...

'Welcome New Computer Overlords'

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 03.06.2012 | Business

Banks don't exactly have stellar reputations for customer service. Enter the robots. On Monday, Citigroup announced that it would try to figure...

The Top 10 Stories From 2011 Missing From All the Top 10 Lists

Lee Brenner | Posted 02.15.2012 | Media
Lee Brenner

Think back 50 weeks. Do you remember how 2011 began? Do you remember the epic absurdity that kick-started a year described by nearly everyone as one of the most significant spans in recent memory? That's right: Birds fell straight from the sky.

Perspective on Healthcare

Posted 11.13.2011 | Healthy Living

Medical records, texts, journals and research documents are all written in natural language -- a language that computers traditionally struggle to und...

'Jeopardy!' Champ Supercomputer's Next Gig: Health Insurance

AP | JIM FITZGERALD | Posted 11.12.2011 | Technology

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — Enough with the fun and games. Watson is going to work. IBM's supercomputer system, best known for trouncing the world's b...

'Jeopardy!'-Winning Supercomputer May Be Next WebMD

AP | By JIM FITZGERALD | Posted 07.21.2011 | Technology

YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- Some guy in his pajamas, home sick with bronchitis and complaining online about it, could soon be contributing to a digital collecti...

New Sherlock Holmes Novel Out In November

The Guardian | Maev Kennedy | Posted 06.12.2011 | Books

The answer, Watson, is elementary. The reason Sherlock Holmes' latest adventure, The House of Silk, is only being published 81 years after the death o...

Bernanke: Dodd-Frank Should 'Level Playing Field' For Small Banks

Reuters | Dave Clark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

SAN DIEGO - New financial regulatory reforms should help reduce the edge that large banks have over smaller ones because of their implicit support f...

Both Sides Now w/ Huffington and Matalin: Who Blinks in Washington... in Wisconsin? Also, DOMA, Watson, and Mardi Gras

HuffPost Radio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2010-06-28-bothsides_pull.jpgThis week's show heard sharp differences on the federal budget standoff and an epic battle in Wisconsin. Was the prank call from "Koch" to Walker a smoking gun?

What Watson's Win Could Mean For Us Humans

The Chronicle of Philanthropy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Watson, the IBM super computer, last week beat out two of Jeopardy's most successful contestants on the television game show. Now officials at IBM are...