A recent trip made me reflect on the life we live and what we are searching for or trying to achieve with our lives. As a person, I see my life as a journey of change and constant learning. I see the term rich quite equivalent to being able to choose, having freedom and be … Continue reading Am I rich?
The 11th of May 1997 IBMs supercomputer Deep Blue beat the current world champion, Garry Kasparov, in chess. IBM Research released a little re-cap of the event and what has happened over the years up until today and Watson, that was launched to fame in similar manner, by winning Jeopardy in 2011. Continue reading 20 years ago IBMs Deep Blue beat Kasparov in Chess
Since publishing the post on what languages Watson supports and how much Watson actually cost, those posts have generated outstanding most visits on this blog. Since Watson is constantly updated I thought it was time to update those posts since the Watson language post is from Dec 2015 and the Watson price / cost post is from August 2016. Continue reading Watson Language and Price Update
Is Chef Watson included in IBMs new Watson Ad product? Can I buy Chef Watson? Can I use an API all consume the brilliance of Chef Watson? Or was it just a gimmick to be used as marketing for IBM? Continue reading Commercial use of Chef Watson with Watson Ads
I have wanted to share this for a while and it never seemed to be the right moment. Well, here it is! This is an IBM Watson-powered cognitive financial companion for your complex financial life. The video walks you through a day in your life with your financial lifestyle companion. Continue reading We built a Watson Powered Financial Companion
Yesterday I wrote a lengthy ramble on what we need to change with the internet today. Much was about how we and others use our personal data to mislead us (propaganda, fake news, alternative facts, behavioral analysis and psychometrics), but then I realized that I have actually written about this before, more than a year ago. Continue reading More people should have read my post last year
With political powers, dictators raising, cyber-threats intensively increasing and nation sponsored propaganda machines and troll agencies always present, we need to improve several things with the Internet of today. We need to take back control over our personal data, stop misleading information and become more transparent. Continue reading Personal data and misleading information
“It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live”
– Marcus Aurelius
What is Watson Beat? It is a cognitive technology that makes original music inspired by songs you play for 15-20s. Sounds bananas I know, but this could really be a game changer since Watson Beat creates music completely without bias and trends. Continue reading Watson Beat – a computer that creates music
Since Watson is a cloud service, security and data privacy are important. This paper on Watson, Watson Developer Cloud, Bluemix and Softlayer is a great overview that should bring some clarity and comfort on the topic.
Watson Developer Cloud Services Security Overview