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Speech recognition systems understand white people
Published in News


They are more like us

Speech recognition systems from five of the world's biggest tech companies -- Amazon, Apple, Google, IBM and Microsoft -- make far fewer errors with users who are white than with users who are black.

IBM commercialises AI communication
Published in AI
Monday, 16 March 2020 11:03

IBM commercialises AI communication


Will help our machine overlords understand us better

IBM is commercialising a new technology that makes it easier for computers to understand human communication.

IBM sues Airbnb
Published in News
Friday, 13 March 2020 12:36

IBM sues Airbnb


Nicked four of our patents

IBM is taking Airbnb to court over what it claims is the illegal use of four patents -- the latest in a string of suits against online companies.

IBM snubs Microsoft Teams
Published in News
Tuesday, 11 February 2020 11:10

IBM snubs Microsoft Teams


Cuts it some Slack instead

Big Blue has snubbed Microsoft's Microsoft Teams and chosen Slack for its more than 350,000 employees it what is being seen as a big test for the software.

Big Blue has management shake-up
Published in News
Friday, 31 January 2020 09:25

Big Blue has management shake-up


Krishna takes top role

IBM named Arvind Krishna as chief executive officer, replacing longtime CEO Virginia Rometty.

IBM takes a step towards argument mining
Published in News
Thursday, 23 January 2020 12:11

IBM takes a step towards argument mining


Is this the five minute or the ten minute argument?

IBM has taken a big step towards developing an artificial intelligence technique known as argument mining.

Red Hat and IBM take on Oracle
Published in News
Monday, 20 January 2020 11:48

Red Hat and IBM take on Oracle


Tells the supremes that APIs cannot be copyrighted

Red Hat and IBM jointly filed their own amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in the "Google vs. Oracle" case, arguing that APIs cannot be copyrighted.

IBM annouces record number of patents
Published in News
Wednesday, 15 January 2020 10:12

IBM annouces record number of patents


9,200 last year

Big Blue announced that the company received a record number of patents in 2019 – reaching over 9,200, marking the company’s 27th consecutive year of US patent leadership.

Big Blue comes up with batteries from the sea
Published in News


My lap-top smells of fish

Big Blue boffins have developed a new battery whose unique ingredients can be extracted from seawater instead of mining.

Nuvia ARM server startup hires Jon Carvill
Published in PC Hardware
Monday, 25 November 2019 20:24

Nuvia ARM server startup hires Jon Carvill


Austin office and Jon Masters from RedHat IBM

Nuvia is the new name that can disrupt the fallen ARM server market, and just ten days after announcing the company, it made another significant announcement. Nuvia hired Jon Carvill as Vice president of Nuvia marketing and Jon Masters from RedHat IBM as Vice President of Software and opened an office in Austin (home of AMD and Samsung).