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IBM Research today announced the creation of the prototype IBM Multi-Purpose Eldercare Robot Assistant (IBM MERA) done in collaboration with Rice University. IBM MERA is a first of a kind Watson-enabled application designed to help assist the elderly and their caregivers. IBM Research also has plans to work with Sole Cooperativa, an independent healthcare provider in Italy, to instrument senior housing with sensors to monitor day-to-day activities of its residents.
The Weather Company, an IBM Business, announced today it will be expanding its relationship with CommutAir, one of the fastest growing regional airlines in the United States. Following a significant increase in the size of its fleet, CommutAir will leverage enhanced flight planning and Predictive Airport Analytics solutions. The company will also further its use of The Weather Company’s Fusion global tracking and dispatch services. This modern flight system will provide the airline with the critical information it needs to make the best decisions for its crew, passengers, and business.
Blockchain has the potential to transform the way industries conduct business transactions. This will require a complete ecosystem of industry players working together, allowing businesses to benefit from the network effect of blockchain. To help support these organizations, IBM announced today a blockchain ecosystem to help accelerate the creation of blockchain networks.
IBM today announced new Bluemix services designed to simplify and speed app development in the cloud. With these new services, developers can now access and construct preconfigured toolchains using popular DevOps tools, including GitHub and Slack.
IBM Security (NYSE: IBM) today announced that global leaders in banking, healthcare, insurance, education and other key industries have joined the IBM Watson for Cyber Security beta program. Sun Life Financial, University of Rochester Medical Center, Avnet, SCANA Corporation, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, California Polytechnic State University, University of New Brunswick and Smarttech will be amongst 40 organizations testing Watson’s ability to assist in the battle against cybercrime.
IBM Watson Health and Pfizer Inc. today announced a collaboration that will utilize IBM Watson for Drug Discovery to help accelerate Pfizer’s research in immuno-oncology, an approach to cancer treatment that uses the body’s immune system to help fight cancer. Pfizer is one of the first organizations worldwide to deploy Watson for Drug Discovery, and the first to customize the cloud-based cognitive tool – tapping in to Watson’s machine learning, natural language processing, and other cognitive reasoning technologies to support the identification of new drug targets, combination therapies for study, and patient selection strategies in immuno-oncology.
IBM announced today that Forrester Research named IBM a leader in its recent report, The Forrester Wave™: API Management Solutions, Q4 2016.
The Mahindra Group, one of the largest diversified multinational group of companies based in India, and IBM today announced the development of a blockchain solution that has the potential to reinvent supply chain finance across India by enhancing security, transparency and operational processes.
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