People talk about digital disruption as if it’s the biggest challenge facing businesses today. Examples are plentiful - you only have to ask the taxi or hotel industry how much their business has been turned inside-out by the digital innovations brought to the table by Uber and AirBnB. But is it really the use of digital leading the disruption?
The Met Gala is a lavish fashion event hosted by Vogue in May each year to raise funds for the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute in New York City. It marks the grand opening of the Costume Institute's annual fashion exhibit, which this year was themed "Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology". So it was fitting that Marchesa and IBM would team up to test the theory that cognitive computing and artificial intelligence could be used to support the creative process of designing the perfect dress for the red carpet event.
Woodside use IBM Watson to help engineers make faster, more accurate fact-based decisions with access to over 30 years expertise captured in 28,000 project-related documents, understood, analysed and presented in seconds.
Like many organisations, Guiding Eyes for the Blind have been collecting data for decades in the hope that one day it would provide significant benefit - including volumes of complex genetic mapping, medical records, and journals and logs from thousands of puppy raisers, foster parents and trainers. Their hope - is that through data and insight they can lift the success rate of their guide-dog breeding program.
In a world where all businesses are digital and make data-driven decisions, how do you create and sustain a competitive advantage? Businesses today need to intrinsically understand, reason and learn - that is the foundation of cognitive.
IBM Research and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center are currently working on using visual analytics to increase the accuracy of skin cancer diagnosis.