Tag Archives: IBM

04Jun/21

UK STFC Hartree Centre and IBM Begin Five-Year, £210 Million Partnership to Accelerate Discovery and Innovation with AI and Quantum Computing

Science Minister Amanda Solloway has unveiled a five-year, £210 million partnership with IBM (NYSE: IBM). Its mission is to support UK businesses and the public sector by reducing the risk of exploring and adopting innovative new digital technologies, such as artificial intelligence (AI) and quantum computing, by breaking down practical barriers to innovation such as access to infrastructure or digital skills gaps within their organisation. Continue reading

22Mar/21

IBM Launches Fourth Annual Call for Code Global Challenge to Tackle Existential Threat of Climate Change

Together with Call for Code Creator David Clark Cause, Charitable Partner United Nations Human Rights, and the Linux Foundation, IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced the launch of the 2021 Call for Code Global Challenge. This year’s competition invites the world’s software developers and innovators to combat climate change with open source-powered technology. Continue reading

22Feb/21

Majid Al Futtaim Taps IBM Food Trust to Deliver Food Traceability Across Carrefour Stores Using Blockchain Technology

Majid Al Futtaim, the leading shopping mall, communities, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa and Asia – owner and operator of the Carrefour franchise in these regions – and IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that Majid Al Futtaim has joined IBM Food Trust, a blockchain-enabled global ecosystem for the food industry run on IBM Cloud. Continue reading

14Jan/21

IBM Helps Audi UK Reimagine the Digital Customer Experience

Online sales inquiries increase 59%; car buying experience puts prospective customers in the driver’s seat

ARMONK, N.Y. and LONDON, Jan. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — IBM [NYSE: IBM] and Audi UK, one of the world’s leading premium automotive manufacturers, collaborated to redesign Audi’s website to deliver a far more engaging digital customer experience. During the course of 2020, Audi has seen a 59% increase in UK online sales inquiries despite an almost 30% industry decline in new UK car sales during the pandemic. Continue reading

13Dec/20

eProvenance Uncorks VinAssure™, an IBM Blockchain-Powered Platform to Strengthen Collaboration and Optimize the Wine Supply Chain

IBM (NYSE: IBM) and eProvenance, a company specializing in monitoring and analyzing wine shipment conditions, today announced the availability of VinAssure™ from eProvenance: a new, IBM blockchain-powered platform that offers a smarter and highly secured way to track wines as they move through distribution from vineyard to consumer. By encouraging transparency, accountability and the rapid exchange of data, VinAssure™ helps ensure the exacting methods of the world’s best winemakers are not undermined by supply chain errors, misinformation or improper conditions during transit. VinAssure™ is designed to give rise to a new wine industry ecosystem that provides consumers more information at their fingertips to help assure the wines they buy meet their expectations. Read more

20Jul/20

Tech Leaders and Health Authorities from Around the Globe Collaborate to Combat COVID-19

he Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, today launched a new initiative to use open source technologies to help public health authorities (PHAs) around the world combat COVID-19 and future epidemics. The new Linux Foundation Public Health (LFPH) initiative is launching with seven Premier members – Cisco, doc.ai, Geometer, IBM, NearForm, Tencent, and VMware – and two hosted exposure notifications projects, COVID ShieldTM and COVID GreenTM, which are currently being deployed in Canada, Ireland, and several U.S. states. Read more

08Oct/17

Kenyan debtors struggle to hold on to assets as repossessions rise

Kenyan borrowers struggle to hang onto their assets as auctions heat up. A severe drought earlier this year, a slowdown in bank lending, and a prolonged period of political uncertainty are creating a growing pool of distressed borrowers whose assets are being seized by newly aggressive lenders in the east African powerhouse.
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15Nov/16

Robot dinosaurs get Raspberry Pi make-over

Animatronic dinosaurs at one of the UK’s oldest theme parks are being given a new lease of life after being fitted with a Raspberry Pi, using cognitive computing technology. Matthew Stock reports. Continue reading

12Mar/16
DeepMind’s AlphaGo program has beaten Go champion Lee Sedol

Google AI program wins third straight match to take Go series

Google’s artificial intelligence (AI) programme wins its third straight match of the complicated board game Go, giving it victory in a five-match series against one of the world’s top players.

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07Oct/15

Facebook likes Africa (EU not so much?)

(REUTERS / EBS) – Take an Austrian student and pit him in a legal battle involving the tech giants of the world, and guess who’ll win.

Well, in this case it was student 1, tech giants 0.
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