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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...

Watson Is No Match for Humanity

John Maeda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
John Maeda

The computer is smart as us, and dumb as us.

Watson's Jeopardy! Win: What Did We Discover?

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Danny Groner

Scientists and technicians clearly proved something this week about ingenuity, progress, and communication. What's the big takeaway from this three-day experiment?

Is A Physician's Cyber-Assistant Next?

Michael L. Millenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Michael L. Millenson

IBM's Watson to be a doctor. Well, almost. IBM began eying the medical marketplace more than 45 years ago. Now, IBM is ready to turn that vision into reality.

IBM's Watson Is Full of Itself

John Marshall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
John Marshall

Watson may even replace Charlie Sheen on Two and a Half Men, as well as everyone else on Planet Earth.