[Sometimes called Case-Based Reasoning or CBR]
"At the highest level of generality, a general CBR cycle may be described by the following four processes: 1. RETRIEVE the most similar case or cases. 2. REUSE the information and knowledge in that case to solve the problem. 3. REVISE the proposed solution. 4. RETAIN the parts of this experience likely to be useful for future problem solving "– from Case-Based Reasoning: Foundational Issues, Methodological Variations, and System Approaches. By A. Aamodt and E. Plaza. (1994)
IBM yesterday announced that several new European clients have selected IBM Watson Internet of Things (IoT) technologies. New contracts signed with Spanish electricity grid operator Red Eléctrica de España, Italian elderly care provider Cooperativa Sole, Dutch telecommunications operator Tele2 and Israeli manufacturer of smart air conditioning Electra Group are examples of IBM's commitment to transforming business and improving operations with the power of Artificial Intelligence (AI)-enabled, IBM Cloud-based Internet of Things (IoT) technologies. Red Eléctrica de España (http://www.ree.es/en), the sole transmission agent and operator of the national electricity system in Spain has selected IBM Watson IoT technologies as part of its Intelligent Asset Management initiative project. The electricity system operator's objective is to plan and optimize the maintenance and replacement activities of their strategic transmission assets (like substations and transmission lines) with the support of the IBM Watson IoT platform. With an IoT analytics solution that is designed specifically to help Energy and Utilities improve asset maintenance and utilization, a team from IBM Global Business Services (GBS) has begun implementation of the platform and is working in unison with REE to develop asset degradation models and design optimization plans specific to the electricity system operator's requirements.
IBM on Thursday said it's extending its partnership with the US Department of Veterans Affairs to apply artificial intelligence to cancer treatments for veterans. The VA and IBM Watson Health first partnered to help cancer patients in 2016, as part of then-Vice President Joe Biden's cancer moonshot initiative. The partnership uses the Watson cognitive computing platform to help the VA's precision oncology department deliver individualized treatment plans. So far, the VA has used IBM Watson to help more than 2,700 veterans with cancer. To prepare an individualized treatment plan, teams of scientists and clinicians must sequence a patient's DNA to pinpoint the likely cancer-causing mutations and determine what treatments would target those specific mutations.
Football season is finally back, and that 75" HD flat screen you've had your eye on for ages is on sale. You've entered your payment details and are all ready to hit "Complete checkout"… but then you notice the delivery options. With order processing time, will your new TV arrive before the kickoff game? You spot a chat icon in the corner of the screen and click to ask about your potential delivery window. In just a few minutes, you find out the TV will definitely arrive in time, with no extra rush shipping fees.
BIG BLUE IBM has used its Watson artificial intelligence (AI) tech to develop a new algorithm for multi-face tracking. The system uses AI to track multiple individuals across scenes, despite changing camera angles, lighting, and appearances. Collaborating with Professor Ying Hung of the Department of Statistics and Biostatistics in Rutgers University, IBM Watson researcher Chung-Ching Lin led a team of scientists to develop the technology, using a method to spot different individuals in a video sequence. The system is also able to recognise if people leave and then re-enter the video, even if they look very different. To create this innovation in AI, Lin explained that the team first made'tracklets' for the people present in the source material.
IBM Watson Health and medical imaging contrast agent company Guerbet have entered a strategic partnership to develop artificial intelligence (AI) software to support liver cancer diagnostics and care by utilizing CT and MRI technology. The collaboration will have Guerbet and IBM Watson Health co-develop clinical decision support solutions including Watson Imaging Care Advisor for Liver, a diagnostic support tool that will utilize AI to automate the detection, staging, tracking, monitoring, therapy prediction and response of primary and second liver cancer for clinicians, according to a Guerbet press release published July 10. "Imaging is a critical area of healthcare where we believe artificial intelligence can be used to expand the physician's view so they can be more informed in their diagnostic and treatment decisions for their patients," said Anne Le Grand, vice president of imaging at IBM Watson Health.
Engineers recently laid off from IBM Watson Health, the division rooted in artificial intelligence, say the company's mission to make AI profitable is failing, according to IEEE Spectrum. IBM cut dozens of Watson Health employees--primarily from its three acquired companies Phytel, Explorys and Truven--at the end of May. The company is severely disorganized, which led to redundancies and internal competition, the former employees said. Now they are speaking out about IBM's issues with its AI. They allege the problems at Phytel stem from IBM's inability to make Watson profitable.
IBM Watson burst onto the world stage in 2011 when it participated in the trivia-based game show Jeopardy!. The supercomputer beat out two former champions to claim a victory for "artificial intelligence". Since then, Watson has embarked on a number of challenges across a variety of domains, from identifying the best cancer treatments to improving weather forecasting. For its latest endeavor, Watson is looking to improve the quality of life for individuals with autism and other cognitive disorders. Autism refers to a group of complex disorders of brain development characterized by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and possible repetitive behaviors.
One important aspect of digital transformation is embracing modern technologies and processes that can improve the customer experience. Microsoft found a perfect opportunity to do this--we used Azure Machine Learning and AI to automate the triage component of our SAP incident management process. Our solution reduced the mean time to resolve SAP user issues, increased incident routing accuracy to 99 percent, and freed staff to focus on more strategic aspects of their roles.
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About Jen Booton Jen is a senior writer at SportTechie covering the many ways technology is disrupting sports. On any given day she may cover a wide variety of stories ranging from the newest virtual reality training tools for the NFL, the rise of eSports leagues and the infiltration of drones in extreme sports. Prior to joining SportTechie, Jen was a technology reporter at MarketWatch, where she covered major Silicon Valley companies, such as Apple, Amazon, Google and Facebook. Jen is a licensed skydiver who jumps out of planes, helicopters and hot air balloons for fun in her spare time. She's a former NCAA cross country athlete and currently lives in Hoboken, New Jersey.