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Grady Booch: Enjoy the beauty of what you’re doing but also take responsibility!

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Grady Booch is an IBM fellow, best-selling author, software engineer, geek, philosopher, storyteller, entrepreneur and former US air-force serviceman, who used to work on the secret space shuttle military program. If his bio is not enough to make you watch the interview on its own, let me just add that this was one of the most frank and fun conversations that I have had so far on Singularity 1 on 1. So don’t waste any more time reading but hit the play button and watch the […]

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IBM Asks: What Will You Do With Watson?

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IBM Watson is defining a new era of cognitive technology. This generation of problem solvers is going to learn much faster with IBM Watson. And Watson, in turn, will learn much faster with us. Developers will solve new problems. Business leaders will ask bigger questions. And together, we’ll do things generations before couldn’t dream of. Learn more at ibmwatson.com. Join the conversation at #IBMWatson.   IBM General Mgr. Manoj Saxena discusses the future of IBM Watson At Enterprise2013, GM of IBM Watson Solutions Manoj Saxena shares […]

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IBM Marks 15 Years Since Deep Blue Defeated Garry Kasparov

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May 11, 2012 marks the 15-year anniversary since IBM’s chess-playing supercomputer Deep Blue defeated the reigning world chess champion Garry Kasparov. In the video below IBM Research scientist Dr. Murray Campbell, one of the original developers, talks about the challenges and breakthroughs of building Deep Blue. Designed as a “brute force” high-power parallel processing super-computer, Deep Blue could analyze 200 million chess positions per second. It defeated Kasparov 3.5-2.5 after losing 4-2 the previous year. After the game Deep Blue was used to develop drug treatments, […]

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DOME: IBM and ASTRON’s Exascale Computer for SKA Radio Telescope

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ASTRON, the Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy and IBM today announced an initial 32.9 million EURO, five-year collaboration to research extremely fast, but low-power exascale computer systems targeted for the international Square Kilometre Array (SKA). The SKA is an international consortium to build the world’s largest and most sensitive radio telescope. Scientists estimate that the processing power required to operate the telescope will be equal to 100 million of today’s fastest desktop computers. ASTRON is one of the leading scientific partners in the international consortium that […]

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David Ferrucci on Singularity 1 on 1: Pursue the Big Challenges

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This Monday I interviewed Dr. David Ferrucci on Singularity 1 on 1. David is the IBM team leader behind Watson – the computer that succeeded in dethroning humanity’s greatest ever jeopardy champion – Ken Jennings. I met both Dr. Ferrucci and Ken Jennings during last year’s Singularity Summit where both of them spoke about Watson and the opportunities and challenges associated with it. It was then and there that I hatched my plan to get David (and Ken) on Singularity 1 on 1. I have to […]

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They Were There: Errol Morris’ Centennial Documentary About IBM

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Last week I interviewed James Martin for my Singularity 1 on 1 podcast. Among many other things James spent decades at IBM and was among the key people who super-charged the company’s rise to dominance during the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s, and in the process changed the world. During our conversation James noted the vital importance of companies such as IBM, HP, Google and Microsoft, and stressed that it was firms like those (and not governments) that deserve credit for technological innovation and progress. Yesterday, as […]

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Dharmendra Modha on How to Build a Brain-like Computer

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Mapping the entire human brain one neuron at a time, discovering its complete functionality and then simulating it in a virtual environment is one of the major benchmarks on the way to the singularity. If successful it will have wide ranging implications for a variety fields from medicine and supercomputing to neuroscience and artificial intelligence. I have previously posted some interesting videos of Henry Markram and his Blue Brain project. In this video Dharmendra Modha, manager of Cognitive Computing department at IBM and a principle investigator […]

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