IBM: Our AI correctly predicts onset of Alzheimer’s 71% of the time, better than standard clinical tests (The Register)

The Register: IBM: Our AI correctly predicts onset of Alzheimer’s 71% of the time, better than standard clinical tests. “Machine-learning algorithms analyzing human communication can predict whether someone will develop Alzheimer’s disease more accurately than standard biomedical screening, say IBM and Pfizer.”

Enterprise AI: AI and IBM Watson Score to Make ESPN Fantasy Football Trades More Fair

Enterprise AI: AI and IBM Watson Score to Make ESPN Fantasy Football Trades More Fair . “Millions of ESPN Fantasy Football team ‘owners’ are now able to get help from IBM and its Watson AI computing services to ensure that the player trades they make using ESPN’s mobile apps can be completed more fairly and equitably.”

TechRepublic: IBM creates an open source tool to simplify API documentation

TechRepublic: IBM creates an open source tool to simplify API documentation. “APIs are essential to programming, but they can get complicated. IBM has launched a new tool for developers that should make writing API documentation a bit easier: The OpenAPI Comment Parser. ‘Developers need instructions on how to use your API and they need a way to try it out. Good documentation handles both,’ IBM developer advocate Nicholas Bourdakos said in a blog post about the new developer tool.”

The Next Web: Companies made millions building unemployment websites that didn’t work

The Next Web: Companies made millions building unemployment websites that didn’t work. “States continue to spend millions of dollars hiring Deloitte, IBM, and other contractors to build and fix unemployment websites, even amid growing concerns about the quality of their work. And the crush of unemployment applications flooding in around the country since the pandemic hit have only made the situation worse.”

CNET: Give IBM your unused computing power to help cure coronavirus and cancer

CNET: Give IBM your unused computing power to help cure coronavirus and cancer. “When Sawyer Thompson was just 12 years old, he discovered his father Brett unconscious in their Washington, DC area home. Sawyer called an ambulance and Brett was rushed to the hospital, where the family learned the worst: He had brain cancer. After a year of surgeries, radiation and chemotherapy, Brett’s cancer is in remission. But Sawyer wanted to do more to fight against cancer, and is tapping his interest in tech to make a bigger difference.”

NBC News: Thousands of contracts highlight quiet ties between Big Tech and U.S. military

NBC News: Thousands of contracts highlight quiet ties between Big Tech and U.S. military. “On Wednesday, newly published research from the technology accountability nonprofit Tech Inquiry revealed that the Department of Defense and federal law enforcement agencies including Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the FBI, the Drug Enforcement Agency and the Federal Bureau of Prisons, have secured thousands of deals with Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Dell, IBM, Hewlett Packard and even Facebook that have not been previously reported.”

Datamation: IBM Changes The Game On Supercomputing

Datamation: IBM Changes The Game On Supercomputing. “IBM just lost the number one spot on the top 500 supercomputer list to Japan and ARM. You’d think they’d be upset. But they aren’t because they have a technology called ‘IBM Bayesian Optimization Technology’ that potentially will supercharge any supercomputer. The performance increase is up to a 140x performance boost (I’ll bet you wish your car supercharger did that), and it could be used with any Supercomputer.”

BetaNews: IBM launches open source tool to help COVID-19 data analysis

BetaNews: IBM launches open source tool to help COVID-19 data analysis. “COVID notebooks is designed to help with tasks including obtaining authoritative data on the current status of the outbreak, cleaning up the most serious data-quality problems, collating the data into a format amenable to easy analysis with tools like Pandas and Scikit-Learn, and building an initial set of example reports and graphs.”

TechCrunch: IBM ends all facial recognition business as CEO calls out bias and inequality

TechCrunch: IBM ends all facial recognition business as CEO calls out bias and inequality. “IBM CEO Arvind Krishna announced today that the company would no longer sell facial recognition services, calling for a ‘national dialogue’ on whether it should be used at all. He also voiced support for a new bill aiming to reduce police violence and increase accountability.”

PC Gamer: IBM and Google battle for quantum supremacy in computing

PC Gamer: IBM and Google battle for quantum supremacy in computing. “This month we need to deal with a big concept: quantum supremacy. Not the story of a subatomic particle trained as the CIA’s ultimate assassin but now suffering amnesia and uncovering a conspiracy. No, it’s the idea that a quantum computer might be able to solve some task that a classical computer cannot, or at least couldn’t do within the remaining lifespan of the universe.”

TechRepublic: IBM providing 9 free public cloud business services to customers during coronavirus pandemic

TechRepublic: IBM providing 9 free public cloud business services to customers during coronavirus pandemic. “With more and more companies seeking ways to get their essential work done with a workforce that is now primarily home-based during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, IBM has joined a legion of IT vendors that have been offering some of their critical IT applications and services for free to existing customers to help in this time of crisis.”

IBM Goes All In On Fight Against Covid-19: The Tech Industry Goes To War (Datamation)

Datamation: IBM Goes All In On Fight Against Covid-19: The Tech Industry Goes To War. “IBM had earlier announced they were pivoting the most potent Supercomputer in the world, Summit, to fight Covid-19. The result was that they have been able, with Oak Ridge Laboratory and the University of Tennessee, to screen 8,000 compounds to find out which ones were likely to mitigate Covid-19….This week IBM announced they were adding another 16 additional systems, that’s 330 petaflops, 775K CPU cores, 34,000 GPUS, in collaboration with the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and the US Department of Energy through a massive technology pool.”

BetaNews: IBM launches new open source tool to label images using AI

BetaNews: IBM launches new open source tool to label images using AI. “Images for use in development projects need to be correctly labeled to be of use. But adding labels is a task that can involve many hours of work by human analysts painstakingly applying manual labels to images, time that could be better spent on other, more creative, tasks. In order to streamline the labelling process IBM has created a new automated labeling tool for the open source Cloud Annotations project that uses AI to ‘auto-label’ images and thus speed up the process.”

Engadget: IBM uses AI to predict progress of Huntington’s disease symptoms

Engadget: IBM uses AI to predict progress of Huntington’s disease symptoms. “IBM is using its AI-based health prediction skills to help tackle the challenge of Huntington’s disease. The tech firm has teamed up with CHDI Foundation on an artificial intelligence model that can predict when patients will experience Huntington’s symptoms and, crucially, determine how rapidly those symptoms will progress.”