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IBM’s new 53-qubit quantum computer is its biggest yet

by Stephen Shankland, C|NET

The system will go online in October.

IBM’s 14th quantum computer is its most powerful so far, a model with 53 of the qubits that form the fundamental data-processing element at the heart of the system. The system, available online to quantum computing customers in October, is a big step up from the last IBM Q machine with 20 qubits and should help advance the marriage of classical computers with the crazy realm of quantum physics.

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IBM’s Watson gives proper diagnosis for Japanese leukemia patient after doctors were stumped for months

by Alfred Ng, NY Daily News

It turns out the world’s smartest supercomputer is a pretty good doctor, too.

Five years after dominating geniuses in its debut on Jeopardy!, IBM’s Watson is still putting human intelligence to shame.

The artificial intelligence machine correctly diagnosed a 60-year-old woman’s rare form of leukemia within 10 minutes — a medical mystery that doctors had missed for months at the University of Tokyo. Continue reading IBM’s Watson gives proper diagnosis for Japanese leukemia patient after doctors were stumped for months

AI Lawyer “Ross” Has Been Hired By Its First Official Law Firm

by Cecille De Jesus, Futurism

ROSS: A VERY SMART ARTIFICIAL CO-WORKER

Law firm Baker & Hostetler has announced that they are employing IBM’s AI Ross to handle their bankruptcy practice, which at the moment consists of nearly 50 lawyers. According to CEO and co-founder Andrew Arruda, other firms have also signed licenses with Ross, and they will also be making announcements shortly. Continue reading AI Lawyer “Ross” Has Been Hired By Its First Official Law Firm

AI takeover: Japanese insurance firm replaces 34 workers with IBM Watson

by Jessica Goodfellow, The Drum

While artificial intelligence has altruistic roots, intended to make everyday tasks easier and remove the possibility of human error, news this week that a Japanese insurance firm is making 34 employees redundant and replacing them with IBM Watson technology hints at a darker reality that could see human beings in administrative jobs become obsolete. Continue reading AI takeover: Japanese insurance firm replaces 34 workers with IBM Watson

Our Automated Future

by Elizabeth Kolbert, The New Yorker

How long will it be before you lose your job to a robot?

There are many accounts of the genesis of Watson. The most popular, which is not necessarily the most accurate—and this is the sort of problem that Watson himself often stumbled on—begins in 2004, at a steakhouse near Poughkeepsie. One evening, an I.B.M. executive named Charles Lickel was having dinner there when he noticed that the tables around him had suddenly emptied out. Instead of finishing their sirloins, his fellow-diners had rushed to the bar to watch “Jeopardy!” This was deep into Ken Jennings’s seventy-four-game winning streak, and the crowd around the TV was rapt. Not long afterward, Lickel attended a brainstorming session in which participants were asked to come up with I.B.M.’s next “grand challenge.” The firm, he suggested, should take on Jennings.

I.B.M. had already fulfilled a similar “grand challenge” seven years earlier, with Deep Blue. The machine had bested Garry Kasparov, then the reigning world chess champion, in a six-game match. To most people, beating Kasparov at chess would seem a far more impressive feat than coming up with “Famous First Names,” say, or “State Birds.” But chess is a game of strictly defined rules. The open-endedness of “Jeopardy!”—indeed, its very goofiness—made it, for a machine, much more daunting.

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IBM wants Watson to help in cyber security

by Ravi Mandalia, Top Examiner

IBM has now buckled up Watson to put all its might into helping us strengthen our cyber security through the Watson for Cyber Security program.

The program is still in its beta and IBM is working with 40 of its clients to employ machine learning and artificial intelligence to identify and prioritize threats as a step towards ensuring greater security of information, and infrastructure. Continue reading IBM wants Watson to help in cyber security

Deep Learning : What, Why and Applications

by Mr. Sunil Patel, AI eHive

Big companies like GoogleFacebook, Intel, IBM, etc. are investing huge on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. Deep Learning (DL) is a specialized type of machine learning. Deep Learning is about learning multiple levels of representation and abstraction that help to make sense of data such as images, sound, and text. Continue reading Deep Learning : What, Why and Applications

IBM Launches Experimental Platform to Embed Watson in Any Device

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IBM today unveiled the experimental release of Project Intu, a new, system-agnostic platform designed to enable embodied cognition. The new platform allows developers to embed Watson functions into various end-user device form factors, offering a next generation architecture for building cognitive-enabled experiences.

Project Intu, in its experimental form, is now accessible via the Watson Developer Cloud and also available on Intu Gateway and GitHub. Continue reading IBM Launches Experimental Platform to Embed Watson in Any Device