• June 26, 2022
IBM Watson

Live from IBM Insight2015: Whither Watson?

IBM’s Watson has been on my radar for quite a while now.  For long I have been quite confused as to what Watson actually is. It appeared to be a strange multi-shaped thing with a varying definition, depending of how you looked at it. The example application and services were sometimes quite exotic; I still have a […]

Live from IBM Insight2015: The big data behind a peanut butter and jelly sandwich

Imagine this–you walk into Costco, head over to the produce section, and grab a loaf of Kirkland Signature Split Top Bread. Then, you see some peanut butter and jelly and pick those up as well. You then make your way to the register, check out and leave. It’s a pretty simple process that millions of people […]

Chess and predictive analytics: what would happen if…?

Continuing the theme I started last month on chess and computer programming, I would like to take a look at modern  predictive analytics and how is has its roots in the analytic routines that were created to devise chess stratagems. The classic predictive analytics question, “what if?” was originally posed by chess players.  What if […]