Health & Medicine


Pensights : Has A CEO BOT been BORN?

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I wrote this and never posted it a few weeks ago, but when this article from Stan Choe came out, CEO Pay in 2015: When a 468,449 raise is typical, I decided to go ahead and hit the publish button. As third quarter roles in with more sinking numbers, stocks plummet, more sales reps have jumped ship, and employee use of mental health and prescription benefits to combat stress, high blood pressure, anxiety and depression spirals upward. The days of a company throwing together a market plan on the fly and sending out the press release on the sales promotion, before their customer service and support teams even know there IS a promotion, will need to end for companies that intend to survive. Industry discussions generally revolve around automating routine, repetitive tasks and answering basic questions.


IBM Research Lead Charts Scope of Watson AI Effort

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Watson represents a larger focus at IBM that integrates machine learning and data analytics technologies to bring cognitive computing capabilities to its customers. He is an IBM Fellow, Vice President Europe and Director IBM Research – Zurich Research Laboratory, Switzerland. In January 2014, IBM launched the IBM Watson business unit, investing 1B dedicated to developing and commercializing cloud-delivered cognitive computing technologies. In addition to the Watson business unit, in September 2015 we announced Watson Health, dedicated to improving the ability of doctors, researchers and insurers to surface new insights from the massive amount of personal health data being created and provide turnkey solutions to deliver personalized healthcare.