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Watson helping with taxes at H&R Block IBM’s Watson Will Help You File Your Taxes at H&R Block

Customers at H&R Block will be able to get tax advice from IBM’s famous supercomputer, Watson. Watson has been fed all 74,000 pages of the US tax code and will use its natural language processing to interact with clients in order to answer questions, uncover deductions and credits, and help calculate refunds.

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Beth Romanik
partnership on AI logo Artificial Intelligence Needs Best Practices

Many predict artificial intelligence will someday cure cancer, clean up our environment, drastically improve our cities, and send us to Mars. However, with the potential benefits come risk and concern about what exactly are artificial intelligence best practices and a need for guidelines.

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Pamela Rentz
The Increased Use of Technology during the 2015 NFL Season

With the NFL season in full swing, the fervor in sports technology has only strengthened, and this season will serve as a live trial bed for several new apps to make their entry into the market. Rajini Padmanaban examines the increased use of technology by players, coaches, leagues, and end users.

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Rajini Padmanaban
Volunteer While You Sleep: Computing for Clean Water

What happens when thousands of volunteers join together to donate their unused computing power for humanitarian research? Hopefully, through the Computing for Clean Water project, access to clean water is closer to reality for nearly one billion people around the world.

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Pamela Rentz
Big Tech OpenStack Shopping Spree Continues

The OpenStack Summit has turned into a giant marketplace for OpenStack Technorati looking for new gigs and technology giants looking to inject some fresh talent and innovation into their product lines. Beth Cohen highlights the new round of OpenStack startups by large technology vendors.

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Beth Cohen
Are Enhancements to Email Products Worth the Effort?

For years we have heard some version of the now almost clichéd phrase "Email is dead." However, the need for having an email account has barely diminished. Recently many tech companies have been investing in making the email experience better than what it has been traditionally.

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Anuj Magazine
The Ever-Increasing Competition in the Cloud

A decade ago the cloud was still a new technology that Amazon had made headway into, while others were attempting to understand how it all worked. Fast forward to today, and the cloud is well established by both large and small players, and it is all about execution, expansion, and sales.

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Rajini Padmanaban
Will IBM’s Brain-Like Chip Bring Cognitive Computing Closer?

Scientists at IBM are working on a new cognitive computer chip likened to right–brain, sensory pattern-recognizing learning models. Known as TrueNorth, this neurosynaptic computer chip is an event-driven microprocessor with supercomputer capabilities that’s roughly the size of a postage stamp.

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Pamela Rentz