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5 ways to manage climate risk to drive sustainability

In a year defined primarily by the global pandemic, 2020 was also marred by more weather and climate disasters than ever before, escalating in frequency and severity. There were 22 separate billion-dollar disasters in the U.S. alone, shattering the previous record. So, it comes as no surprise that for the fifth year in a row, the World Economic Forum cited extreme weather as the number one global risk in terms of likelihood to happen,...

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Can your storage infrastructure support hybrid cloud?

The paradigm is shifting. The days of the monolithic application are dwindling in favor of applications built using the microservice model. Applications built upon the microservice model using containers are referred to as “cloud-native” and are the future of application development and delivery. For this very reason, organizations are deploying on-premises clouds to leverage this new application development and delivery platform....

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How Watson Assistant helps clients stay compliant in regulated industries

When selecting a conversational AI platform for use in a regulated industry, remember that cutting corners can have disastrous consequences. When virtual assistants aren’t developed and deployed with an eye toward regulatory compliance, customer experience will suffer. Even worse, your organization risks running afoul of the many ever-shifting regulatory frameworks in which they operate. HIPAA, GDPR, and SOC2 are just a few of the...

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How York University provides instant, personalized self-service to 50,000 students

York University needed to make a deeper personal connection with its students — all 50,000 of them. “One of the challenges for any large university is student satisfaction,” says William Gage, Associate Vice President, Teaching and Learning at York University. The university worked with IBM, using Watson Assistant to create SAVY, a virtual assistant that gives customized answers to a wide range of student questions about...

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Finding new uses for drugs with generative AI

When a new disease strikes, drug discovery is crucial — but so is drug repurposing. In the US alone, there are over 20,000 pharmaceuticals approved for marketing, and finding more uses for them could help save lives. We’ve turned to AI to help us do just that. Our research, “Emulated Clinical Trials from Longitudinal Real-World Data Efficiently Identify Candidates for Neurological Disease Modification: Examples from Parkinson’s...

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How IBM Watson is helping clients build trust in data, models and processes

Through my role as Chief AI Officer at IBM, I have the privilege of working with organizations to ensure they have a holistic approach to AI. We do that by helping businesses design AI strategies, set guiding principles, and infuse responsible AI products with intent and purpose throughout their business. Today, IBM announced new capabilities for IBM Watson products that are designed to help businesses build trust in their data and AI...