Tuesday, December 31, 2013

IBM’s 5 in 5: In the Future, Computers Will Learn

IBM Research’s 5 in 5 predictions for this year — five innovations that will change the way we live, from classrooms that learn to cyber guardians, within the next five years. Read the full story here. There are several short, interesting videos including one on Digital Security, a top-of-mind concern for most of us. +Steve Hamm 

Help Invent the New Era of Computing: A contest from IBM 

You can help design this world of the future—where machines learn, reason and interact with people in ways that are more natural to us. As a scientist, an engineer, a marketer, or an entrepreneur, your skills and ideas will be essential for inventing the new era. For consumers of technology, social networking gives you a seat at the table where the future is being designed. Your voices will shape the thinking of technologists and the services they offer to you. This year’s 5 in 5 predictions of innovations that will help transform your world is just a taste of what is to come. 

To stimulate the conversation between technology creator and consumer, IBM is calling on readers to suggest their own novel and perhaps even earth-shifting ideas for putting cognitive systems to work on everybody’s behalf. 

If you have an idea that gets you jazzed, you can submit it as a comment at the end of their blog post. You might even win a free Watson T-Shirt!