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  • IBM & CUNY Announce Student Winners in App Contest

    IBM & CUNY Announce Student Winners in App Contest


    Date added: 2015-01-15


    At Baruch College in New York City, IBM and the City University of New York (CUNY) announced the top three winning teams of a student app competition with the best innovative ideas for how IBM Watson technology can help New York City and higher education. Student winners receive cash prizes and a chance to work at CUNY business incubator. This competition is the latest example of IBM fueling an ecosystem of innovators and providing students with an opportunity to learn about next generation technology. Student finalists sparked creative ideas, envisioning Watson-powered apps that could help city social workers better serve children and families by analyzing patterns; create a more efficient 311 system staffed by virtual agents and aided by predictive analysis; and an automated advisor for undergraduates and college counselors that will help identify and schedule ideal courses. From L to R: Stanley Litow, IBM Vice President of Corporate Citizenship & Corporate Affairs; Rashmy Chatterjee, IBM Vice President of Marketing Communications, and Citizenship; Nekita Singh, Queens College senior; John Banks, Consolidated Edison Vice President of Government Relations; Lizeth Mejia, Queens College junior; Kimberly Sy, Queens College senior; Allan Dobrin, CUNY Senior Vice Chancellor and COO; Carter Bales, New World Capital Group Chairman & Managing Partner; Minerva Tantoco, City of New York Chief Technology Officer. (Credit: Elena Olivo for CUNY)

     

     



  • Watson University Competition

    Watson University Competition


    Date added: 2015-01-15


    Judges observe the top three Watson University Competition finalists competing for seed money to launch their own Watson-based app. (L-R): Rob High, IBM Fellow, VP and CTO, IBM Watson Group; Stephen Gold, VP IBM Watson Group; Sridhar Sudarsan, CTO and Chief Architect, IBM Watson Group; Stephen Plume, Managing Director, The Entrepreneurs' Fund (Photo Credit: Augusto F Menezes/Feature Photo Service)

     

     



  • Watson University Competition Winners

    Watson University Competition Winners


    Date added: 2015-01-15


    The University of Texas at Austin team flashes the school's "hook 'em horns" sign as they celebrate their first place win in the Watson University Competition. Held at IBM Watson headquarters in NYC, the team worked over the course of a semester to develop a Watson-based app, CallScout, that could improve citizens' access to state services. (L-R): University of Texas at Austin Professor Bruce Porter, Thejas Prasad, Niko Lazaris, Matt Ebeweber, Bri Connelly, Jay Shah, Jeffrey Tang and Ken Barker, Research Staff Member, IBM Watson Group (Photo Credit: Augusto F Menezes/Feature Photo Service for IBM)

     

     






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