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March 24, 2016  6:15 PM

Microsoft’s AI adventure shows there’s hope for us all yet

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Artificial intelligence, Google, IBM, Microsoft, twitter

Artificial intelligence (AI) is going to take over the world, steal all our jobs and ultimately subjugate us all - or so we are told.

We've seen IBM's AI system, Watson, beat humans on the US game show, Jeopardy. Recently, Google's British DeepMind team created an AI system that...

September 26, 2013  12:57 PM

Ctrl-Alt-Delete “Not my fault, guv” says Bill Gates

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Bill Gates, Control-Alt-Delete, IBM, Microsoft, Windows

How many different ways have your contorted your fingers over the years, to find the best way to hit Ctrl-Alt-Delete - that perfect encapsulation of how to make computers much harder to use than they need to be.

Well if you've cursed Microsoft founder Bill Gates for forcing you to...


May 1, 2013  3:29 PM

IBM makes the smallest movie ever and casts atoms as the lead

CBaldwin Profile: CBaldwin
Atom, IBM

Researchers at IBM used a scanning tunneling microscope to move the thousands of carbon monoxide molecules - two atoms stacked on top of each other - in order to make a film about a boy and his atom. 


March 11, 2013  3:08 PM

It’s f***ing elementary dear Watson

jscott1 Profile: jscott1
IBM, Jeopardy, Supercomputer, Watson


November 14, 2012  3:04 PM

The new boring

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
boring, IBM, iPhone, Microsoft Surface

It has taken some time for IT professionals to shake off the "boring geek" image of its bearded and sandal-wearing past, but Downtime still feels that a forthcoming event in London will appeal to parts of our constituency.


April 14, 2011  10:20 AM

Technology enables Orwellian world, but at least there won’t be traffic jams

WAshford Profile: WAshford
Analytics, gps, IBM, Orwellian, tracking, traffic

It is good to know that one of the world's largest IT companies is looking into applying technology to important global problems such as traffic congestion.

A team of researchers at IBM, dedicated to the conundrum of how to avoid being caught in a traffic jam, have drawn on sophisticated...


January 20, 2011  4:05 PM

Is your supplier as fragrant as perfume?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Apple, Google, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, perfume, SAP

Many people are predicting the demise of Microsoft as the desktop market declines and users move to smartphones and tablets from the likes of Google and Apple. But one enterprising Microsoft employee clearly thinks so too, and is already making plans for his post-Windows career.


February 14, 2008  2:26 PM

Paper and the personal touch – better than email after all?

rfroley Profile: rfroley
Email, IBM, Messaging, Post-it

Post-it note reading better than email? stuck to a monitor displaying Outlook Some things don’t change. Back in the mid-80s when Bob Metcalfe and the guys at 3Com...


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