Tag Archives: 2018

IBM Earns Record 9,100 Patents in 2018, Tops U.S. Patent List

IBM’s inventions include use of AI to help people converse, protect the earth’s lakes and combat voice phishing

ARMONK, N.Y., Jan. 8, 2019 — IBM (NYSE: IBM) inventors received a record 9,100 patents in 2018, marking the company’s 26th consecutive year of U.S. patent leadership. IBM led the industry in the number of artificial intelligence (AI), cloud computing, security and quantum computing-related patent grants.  (more…)

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IBM Gives Tennis Players a Competitive Edge with Watson at the 2018 US Open Tennis Championships

USTA continues to evolve the tournament for fans, and now tennis players, with AI technology

FLUSHING, N.Y., Aug. 29, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — IBM today announced that IBM Watson will now partner with tennis players and coaches to enhance their game strategy and better prepare for matches more efficiently. As a partner of the US Open tournament for more than 25 years, IBM innovations have positioned the US Open as a tournament at the forefront of the modern digital experience with technology that fans have come to know and love. This year, IBM and the USTA will integrate its AI Highlights technology into player performance as the tournament enters the next phase of its technology journey. (more…)

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Lecker im Käse, gesund in Magen und Darm

Die Lactobazillen sind „Mikrobe des Jahres 2018“

Die Mikrobe des Jahres haben Sie heute vermutlich schon mehrfach verzehrt: als Sauerteigbrot mit Käse oder Salami, im Joghurt, in Form von Sauerkraut oder eingelegten Oliven. Zur Mikrobe des Jahres hat die Vereinigung für Allgemeine und Angewandte Mikrobiologie (VAAM) nämlich die nützlichen Laktobazillen gewählt. (more…)

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Decriminalizing prostitution linked to fewer STDs and rapes

A recently released study found some positive effects in Rhode Island after the state accidentally made prostitution legal for seven years

When the Rhode Island legislature inadvertently decriminalized indoor prostitution in the state from 2003 to 2009, it proved beneficial to UCLA public policy professor Manisha Shah. (more…)

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