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It’s opening keynote time at IBM’s World of Watson 2016 and we kicked off with a video history of Watson from Jeopardy to today. Dr John Kelly of IBM got us started, emphasizing how rapidly interest in Watson has grown over the last year or two.  In August 2007, he says, a small team of researchers [...]

Next up is a business session on the impact of technology on business. The good news is that the IBM wireless is working in this room and I have managed to find a power outlet (though not without moving a chair and sitting under the loudspeakers). Mark Chapman of IBM’s Business Services Strategy group introduced [...]

Book Review – The world is flat

[amazonify]0374292795:right[/amazonify][amazonify]0374292795::text::::The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century[/amazonify] I have just finished reading “The World Is Flat” by Thomas Friedman. Firstly a health warning – it’s a REALLY long book. Even skimming some sections it took me a long while to read it. Overall it is a good if somewhat long winded [...]