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Grupo Piñero adopts IBM Cloud and IBM Watson to Deliver Innovative Travel Experiences

IBM hybrid cloud and AI solutions, as well as Red Hat technology, enable the group to build new digital experiences adapted to hyperconnected travelers Grupo Piñero, a Spanish tourism Group, has adopted IBM Cloud, including IBM public cloud and hybrid cloud solutions, to accelerate the development of new customer-facing digital applications and modernize existing applications. As a result, Grupo Piñero will be able to improve the leisure and tourism experiences it provides to clients. With 27 hotel establishments in…

IBM Watson Health Demonstrates Global Imaging Market Momentum

Hardin Memorial Health First to “Go Live” with IBM Watson Imaging Patient Synopsis IBM Watson Health™ highlighted its recent clients and collaborations for its IBM Watson Health Imaging artificial intelligence (AI) platform, a leading provider of innovative artificial intelligence, enterprise imaging and interoperability solutions available through multiple products and services trusted by medical professionals worldwide. IBM Watson Health will be showcasing its suite of solutions across AI and Machine Learning,…

MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab Releases Groundbreaking Research on AI and the Future of Work

First-Of-Its-Kind Empirical Research Analyzed 170 Million Online Job Postings, Uncovering How Jobs Are Changing IBM believes 100% of jobs will eventually change due to artificial intelligence, and new empirical research released today from the MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab reveals how. The research, The Future of Work: How New Technologies Are Transforming Tasks, used advanced machine learning techniques to analyze 170 million online job postings in the United States between 2010 and 2017. It shows, in the early stages of AI…

IBM Watson Helps Lufthansa Group Optimize Its Customer Service

Lufthansa and IBM collaborate in the field of artificial intelligence (AI); new AI Studio leverages IBM Garage method IBM and the Lufthansa Group have joined forces to establish the Lufthansa AI Studio, a collaboration that will use artificial intelligence (AI) to help address the airline's business challenges, such as improving customer service. Leveraging the IBM Garage method, the Lufthansa AI Studio's interdisciplinary team consists of IBM Services professionals with diverse expertise working side by side with…

IBM Watson Advertising and Adweek Launch The Institute for Brand Marketing

First online lessons on Advanced Marketing Technologies now available on adweek.com/ibm IBM and Adweek, LLC launched The Institute for Brand Marketing, a new program designed to educate marketers in collaboration with IBM Watson Advertising and Adweek. Available today on adweek.com/ibm, the program offers marketers complimentary interactive online courses and live educational experiences to help cultivate their skills and knowledge to advance in a disruptive marketplace. According to a recent study by the Economist…

ŠKODA AUTO Uses IBM Watson Assistant to Help Improve the Efficiency of its Recruitment Process

Recruitment is a critical pillar to building the right human capital for an organization. With hundreds of candidates going through its recruitment process every month, car manufacturer ŠKODA AUTO selected cloud-based IBM Watson Assistant to help make the hiring of new employees more efficient and less time-consuming not only for HR professionals but also for candidates. A digital assistant guides candidates through the data entry process in a user-friendly way, helping to avoid typing errors and assisting them in the…

IBM Watson Health Presents New Data Demonstrating Real-World Progress of AI in Oncology at 2019 ASCO Annual Meeting

Watson for Oncology Trained by Memorial Sloan Kettering Shown to Inform Clinical Decision Changes in 13.6% of Cases at a Hospital in India IBM Watson Health and its partners unveiled 22 new scientific studies that demonstrate progress in providing clinical decision support for cancer care globally at the American Society for Clinical Oncology 2019 annual meeting. "Artificial intelligence technology is helping to enhance the way clinicians treat cancer today, in the real world," said Nathan Levitan, MD, MBA, Chief…

Accenture Interactive Recognized as IBM Watson Customer Engagement Partner of the Year 2019

Accenture has been recognized by IBM as a top-performing global partner at the 2019 IBM Beacon Awards ceremony, held recently in San Francisco. For the second year in a row, Accenture Interactive was recognized as the IBM Watson Customer Engagement Partner of the Year. “Winning this award two consecutive years is a testament to our ongoing commitment to help our clients create and deliver the best customer experiences – meaningful experiences that improve people’s lives” The award highlights Accenture Interactive’s ability…

Absolutdata Integrates IBM Watson for Scalable Business Impact through Enhanced Insight Mining

IBM Watson Discovery Portfolio on Absolutdata’s NAVIK AI Platform Enables Enterprise Analytics and Data Mining at Scale Across Sales and Marketing Functions Absolutdata, a leading data analytics firm, announced that they have embedded IBM Watson services into their NAVIK AI Platform to help companies build an Intelligence Stack across Sales and Marketing functions. The Watson enhanced NAVIK AI Platform combines data, analytics and technology to optimize decisions on an ongoing basis without having to build a data science…

IBM Watson Assistant Continues to Drive Global Business Transformation

IBM's AI Enterprise Assistant Is Helping Brands Across 20 Industries Around the World Reimagine Customer Relationships IBM Think -- As the use of intelligent virtual assistants continues to grow, IBM announced further worldwide adoption of IBM Watson Assistant, an industry leading AI solution that is designed to help companies save millions in operational costs and global enterprises engage with their customers and employees. Watson Assistant helps companies manage the large and often wide range of customer and…

CoreMedia to Showcase Best Options for Maximizing IBM Watson Commerce Investments

Presentations at IBM Think Will Highlight Flexibility of Headless Ecommerce with Coremedia Content Cloud CoreMedia, developer of the content management and experience orchestration platform, CoreMedia Content Cloud, announced a new initiative to provide customers of IBM WebSphere Commerce (WCS) with the widest range of content integrations and migration strategies for their commerce system. These extensive integrations – which will be demonstrated this week at IBM Think in San Francisco – enable brands, manufacturers, and…

Ingenico Launches IBM Watson-Enabled Chatbot to Enhance Customer Experience

Payment Leader Enhances Messaging Bot Solution with AI Services from IBM Ingenico Group, the global leader in seamless payment, launched its innovative payment-enabled chatbot, which uses natural language processing (NLP) from IBM Watson to create a smooth customer experience. Watson capabilities allow Ingenico's chatbot to better understand users' requests once they have been inputted, whatever they may be. It can better interpret nuances in language and phrasing, handling natural variations in the way individuals…

NexTech to Integrate IBM Watson’s Machine Learning Into AI For AR eCommerce Platform

NexTech AR Solutions is pleased to announce that its development team has begun integrating IBM Watson's Machine Learning (ML) algorithms into its patent pending web enabled AR platform. With this integration NexTech is quickly building out a next generation, industry first, artificial intelligence (AI) based AR eCommerce solution. With AI the platform will now be able to offer scanning of the body, hands, and feet as well as facial features, to understand an individual shopper's style, sizes and preferences, as well as…

First ‘Post-Influencer’ Marketing Platform Launches. Powered by IBM Watson. $5.5 Million Invested in Props

IBM's Oliver Blodgett, World Surf League Co-Owner Paul Speaker, Axispoint Founder Scott Powell Join Investment and Management Team Props, the first holistic marketing technology platform for authentic content creators and marketers, launched while announcing its leadership team, investors, and advisors. Coinciding with the launch is the completion of $5.5 million in investment capital, according to president and CEO Joseph Perello. Investors include Paul Speaker, the co-owner and former CEO of the World Surf League; …

IBM Watson Marketing Releases 2019 Marketing Trends Report Focused on Emerging Trends Redefining the Profession in the Shift to AI

Top Drivers Include "the Emotion Economy," Tech-First Marketers, and AI-Powered Personalization, Supported by New Roles in Data and Agile Marketing With artificial intelligence (AI) continuing to gain usage among marketing professionals, IBM announced a new report from IBM Watson Marketing identifying a new breed of marketers coming to the forefront. Driven by a growing need to meaningfully structure data to enable actionable, real-time decision making IBM's 2019 Marketing Trends Report provides practical insights for…

Partnership TechBytes with IBM Watson’s Hillary Henderson and IRIS.TV’s Richie Hyden

(Left) Hillary Henderson Sr. Director, Product Strategy and Management at IBM Watson (Right) Richie Hyden Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer at IRIS.TV Many media companies have robust video content archives, but don't understand what they have because the metadata is terrible. In this context, we spoke to Hillary Henderson, Sr.Director, Product Strategy and Management at IBM Watson, and Richie Hyden, Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer at IRIS.TV, to understand why they chose to jointly build a video…

IBM Watson Media & IRIS.TV Team up to Launch AI-Powered Video Recommendations

New Solution Helps Publishers Better Engage Audiences, Increase Video Views, and Optimize Yield on Owned and Operated Sites IBM Watson Media and IRIS.TV, a cloud-based personalized video programming system, announced the launch of Video Recommendations, a new AI content personalization engine designed to help publishers boost viewer engagement through highly relevant video programming recommendations. By combining viewer data with a deep understanding of specific elements within video, publishers are better able to…

Former CTO, IBM Watson Solutions, Sridhar Sudarsan, Joins SparkCognition

The Fastest Growing Company in Central Texas Adds Established Senior Executive as Chief Technology Officer Award-winning artificial intelligence (AI) company, SparkCognition, announced the appointment of Sridhar Sudarsan as its Chief Technology Officer (CTO). With deep expertise in AI applications, Sudarsan brings over two decades of experience as a senior technology executive to SparkCognition. "Sridhar is an established technologist and has played a key role in shaping the AI 3.0 revolution. We are thrilled to have him…

IBM Watson Services Market Outlook Bullish as a Resounding 49% Respondents Affirmative on Future Investments, Reveals Fact.MR Survey

Adoption of IBM Watson services continues to gain steady ground, with 19% respondents agreeing to use these services, according to a latest Fact.MR survey. The survey further found that challenges associated with effective integration of SBU and IBM Watson-based services, along with scant awareness on garnering value from advanced technology remain key impediments to widespread adoption. The silver lining from the survey was optimism and confidence among end-users, with nearly 49% of non-users showing an inclination to use…

Shutterstock Leverages IBM Watson to Build Engaging Digital Experiences

IBM Watson Content Hub Customers to Gain Access to Millions of Images, Videos and Music Tracks, as well as Shutterstock Editor and Computer Vision Powered Search Shutterstock is now working with IBM to better enable marketers to build engaging media campaigns. Now, using IBM Watson AI technology, marketing professionals can easily pinpoint the ideal image from Shutterstock’s library of more than 200 million assets, customize it using Shutterstock Editor and create campaigns that drive customer action. Shutterstock…