Author Archive | Matthew West

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Live from IBM World of Watson: don’t be afraid of the AI boogeyman

I’ve been lucky enough to sit in on a number of interesting conversations and presentations this week at World of Watson that deal with the underpinnings of cognitive technology–most notable, artificial intelligence (AI for short). And interestingly, something that came up in each of those conversations was the usual Hollywood portrayal of AI as the […]

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Live from IBM World of Watson: could a cognitive system have written this for me?

A lot of the talk this week focuses on how AI and cognitive systems can help extend our abilities in healthcare, or factories, or public infrastructure. But these systems also have potential applications for non-physical pursuits. For example, marketing. In a session I attended yesterday, the speaker noted that marketers only have access to 20% […]

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Rocket z Systems Meet-up

Meet, Greet…and Eat

It’s been a busy few days for Rocket at this year’s IBM Edge conference in Las Vegas. We’ve seen (and participated in) some great presentations about the future of data and computing, but it’s also been an opportunity for Rocketeers to connect with our colleagues at IBM, meet with industry experts, and spend time with […]

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The Rocket Band weekend playlist

The Rocket Band will be performing in Las Vegas in a few weeks. This is at least the 10th time that the group has played in public (the upcoming show is part of the Edge conference), and we’ve never had the same lineup twice. That’s because the group is made up of Rocket employees from […]

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