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- IBM Research innovations in natural language processing, automation and building trust to be commercialized in Watson products

IBM today announced innovative new capabilities planned for IBM Watson designed to help scale the use of AI by businesses.

Developed by IBM Research, the new capabilities are designed to improve the automation of AI, provide a higher degree of precision in natural language processing, and foster greater trust in outcomes derived from AI predictions. They include:

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- IDC MarketScape findings highlight IBM Watson Offerings differentiation

-Recognizes IBM's contribution to advance Machine Learning innovation from IBM Research to commercialization and to optimize solutions in hybrid cloud environments

IBM has been named to the Leaders Category in the latest IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Advanced Machine Learning Software Platforms 2020 Vendor Assessment (October 2020, IDC # US45358820). The report evaluated vendors who offer tools and frameworks for developing advanced machine learning models and solutions.

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Second phase of operation will prioritize research projects with potential to help patients within the next six months

The COVID-19 High Performance Computing (HPC) Consortium, a unique public-private effort to make supercomputing power available to researchers working on projects related to COVID-19, today announced that it has entered into a new phase of operation focused on helping researchers to identify potential near term therapies for patients afflicted by the virus.

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Organizations like Burger King Brazil, Medtronic and The Royal Marsden are gaining value from virtual agents implemented in partnership with IBM

As many organizations across the world look to digital tools to help address surges in customer inquiries due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a new IBM study revealed 99% of respondents report an increase in customer satisfaction as a result of using AI-driven virtual agent technology.

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New Key Point Analysis technology from IBM Research used to analyze 3,500+ viewer submissions and provide insight into the global public opinion on the motion, "It's time to redistribute the wealth"
 
IBM plans to commercialize Key Point Analysis inside Watson NLP products including Watson Discovery
 
In the debut episode of "That's Debatable" on Bloomberg Television, IBM Watson used a new advancement in natural language processing (NLP) from IBM Research to provide insight into the global public opinion on the motion: "It's Time to Redistribute the Wealth." More than 3,500 submissions were collected online from around the world on the topic, analyzed and distilled into key points that were used in the debate.
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Expanding AI Advertising Suite to Strengthen Brand, Publisher and Consumer Value Exchange in a Privacy-Forward Future

Industry Leaders to Help Accelerate AI Adoption in Digital Ecosystem

IBM today announced three new products to add to its growing suite of AI solutions for brand and publishers. The new capabilities are privacy-forward and designed to allow brands to reach consumers while considering user privacy. IBM intends to work with industry leaders, including Xandr/AT&T, Magnite, Nielsen, MediaMath, LiveRamp and Beeswax to help scale the use of AI across the industry. The announcement was made this morning at Advertising Week's digital-first virtual event #AW2020.

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Idaho Secretary of State's Office has adopted IBM Watson Assistant to help nearly 1 million voters ahead of 2020 general elections

With COVID-19 causing uncertainty about voting logistics and procedures across the country, IBM has technology to help states use the AI capabilities of Watson to put this critical data and information directly into the hands of voters.

With states facing a deluge of information requests related to voting procedures, citizens may face wait times to receive answers to their most frequently asked questions.

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IBM today joined over 200 forward-thinking companies as the newest member of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD).  The relationship further extends IBM's strong heritage in sustainable leadership and development in managing waste, conserving energy, using renewable electricity and reducing carbon dioxide emissions. Technical and industry professionals across IBM's business units and research division develop new ways of helping to solve difficult environmental problems based upon data and today's exponential information technologies -- including AI, automation, analytics, IoT and blockchain, which also have the power to change business models, reinvent processes, and reimagine work. 

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