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Dec 31, 2013
The Future of Search and the Internet of Everything According to Google’s Scott Huffman

In a recent interview, Google engineering director, Scott Huffman, shared his vision of the future—a future when interacting with technology will be more like having a conversation and typing queries into …

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Dec 5, 2013
IBM to Offer App Developers Access to Resident AI and Jeopardy Champ Watson

You may have heard of Watson. Just two years ago, IBM’s cognitive computing system prevailed against two all-time great, human Jeopardy champions.
Since then, the firm’s been sorting out how to …

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Oct 26, 2013
Chris Wicher of IBM Watson at the 2013 Graduate Studies Program

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Oct 3, 2013
Healthcare is ‘Ripe for Disruption’ – Join FutureMed This November, The Future of Health and Medicine

Last February, at Singularity University’s FutureMed, I talked to Dr. Peter Diamandis about medical tricorders and mining asteroids, got a guided tour of a surgical robot from Dr. Catherine Mohr (head …

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Sep 11, 2013
Paul Allen Hires AI Luminary, Oren Etzioni, to Head New Artificial Intelligence Institute

Microsoft cofounder, Paul Allen, is worth $15 billion. Allen could invest in 10-year US Treasuries, and he’d gross a billion every two years. That’s money making money without raising a …

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Aug 11, 2013
DARPA, IBM Neurosynaptic Chip and Programming Language Mimic the Brain

Engineering is often inspired by nature—the hooks in velcro or dermal denticles in sharkskin swimsuits. Then there’s Darpa’s SyNAPSE project. Not content with current computer architecture, SyNAPSE is building a new kind …

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Feb 12, 2013
It’s a Wrap: Highlights of Singularity University’s FutureMed 2013

FutureMed 2013 officially came to a close Saturday night. The week brought a compelling glimpse of the future of medicine and healthcare from some of the brightest minds in the …

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Nov 16, 2012
Paging Dr. Watson: IBM and Cleveland Clinic Collaborate to Train Watson in Medicine

Can you imagine telling someone a century ago that a hundred years hence a stack of electrified silicon would be studying for its medical exam? It’s the stuff of Star …

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Oct 14, 2012
IBM’s Watson Expands Commercial Applications, Aims to Go Mobile

In the past couple years, we’ve watched IBM’s supercomputer Watson mature at an alarming rate. A mere concept birthed five years ago, the cybernetic prodigy is now Jeopardy! champ and …

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Mar 9, 2011
Paging Dr. Watson: AI Jeopardy! Soon To Be Physician’s Assistant

Will you ever be treated by Dr. Watson? Not Sherlock Holmes’s right-hand man, but the AI Jeopardy! champion who’s poised to be a sidekick for future physicians. IBM and Nuance …

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Apr 30, 2009
Boom! Question Answering Engines Take Off. IBM Sets Sights On Jeopardy, Wolfram Alpha

Boom!  That is the sound skittering across the information industry landscape this week as IBM has suddenly stepped into the ring, proposing that its Watson question answering engine will be …

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