Today's students -- the entrepreneurs and leaders of the 21st Century -- need a deep understanding of how advanced technologies can be applied to society's toughest challenges in area such as transportation, water, food, energy and healthcare. At the same time, many of these advances in education technology—analytics, early warning systems to identify at-risk students, cloud computing—can be applied to our schools to refresh outdated infrastructures with new functionality. To help achieve these goals, IBM is collaborating with thousands of schools around the world to utilize new technology and to help faculty and students develop the business, technology, math and science skills and infrastructure needed for the jobs of the future.
IBM Watson Makes the Grade
Date added: 17 May 2012
In Rochester, New York, Christian Beck (left) and Jamiee Saxton (right), students of the Simon Graduate School of Business at the University of Rochester are winners of the IBM Watson case competition for their proposal on crisis and disaster management. Students from the school submitted new ideas for applying the IBM Watson technology to address complex societal and business challenges in the transportation, energy, retail and public sector industries. The competition is helping students gain new skills in analytics and cognitive computing to prepare for future career opportunities. (Matt Wittmeyer/Feature Photo Service for IBM)
AP Fordham Watson
Date added: 05 May 2011
Fordham University students Abhishek Mehra, left, and Allison Murray, right, join Fordham Prof. R.P. Raghupathi, center, winner of an IBM Smarter Planet Faculty Award, to discuss how university students around the world are working on projects to improve cities, transportation and healthcare. Since it bested Jeopardy! quiz show champs in February, IBM Watson has captured the attention of students around the world. By bringing Watson-like technologies into the classroom, IBM and the winning faculty members are sparking innovation and encouraging students to look at society's tough challenges from a fresh perspective. (Bob Goldberg/Feature Photo Service for IBM)
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