World of Watson 2016

World of Watson 2016

World of Watson is an annual conference that offers inspiring talks from some of the world’s leading minds, numerous immersive cognitive experiences, and an introduction to how countless industries are using IBM’s Watson technology. This year’s conference was held in Las Vegas and through the use of IBM Watson in their mobile app, attendees could receive personalized agendas based on their unique interests to build an individualized experience and make the most out of the 4-day event. The conference hosted 20,000 attendees, 120 IBM Business Partners showcasing their own cognitive…

Augmented Reality and Pokémon GO

Augmented Reality and Pokémon GO

Augmented Reality (AR) functions by digitally enhancing a person’s view of a physical, real-world environment by augmenting its elements using computer-generated inputs such as sound, video, graphics, or GPS data. AR technology has existed for a few years, but thanks to the new smartphone game, Pokémon GO, people are finally interested in it.   While the first head-mounted displayed system using computer-generated graphics was developed by Ivan Sutherland in 1968, the term “Augmented Reality” was not coined until 1990, by a Boeing researcher named Tom Caudell. In the early 90’s,…

Facebook As a Driver of Better Health Outcomes?

Facebook As a Driver of Better Health Outcomes?

We all know the story of how Facebook began, but what is less clear is where it is going. It continues to be the dominant social platform, and through new features and acquisitions, increasingly meets many, if not all, of our social and even information seeking and entertainment needs. Have a question about where to vacation? Get advice from friends and stalk their photos on Facebook. Looking into a new job candidate? Check out their Facebook page. Didn’t catch last night’s game and looking for reactions? Search it up, on…

A Glimpse into Live Video Streaming

A Glimpse into Live Video Streaming

New healthcare regulations have prompted the industry to approach patient-centered care in new ways. With the ultimate goal of improving patient satisfaction, the healthcare industry must put the patient at the center of care and embark into new territory to do so. In order to achieve this goal, the industry as a whole has begun to invest in new ways of engaging with patients outside of a traditional doctor’s visit, many of which may manifest on social media.