IBM Reveals “The World’s Smallest Computer”

At IBM Think 2018, the tech company unveiled what they claim is the world’s smallest computer. The machine (smaller than a grain of sea salt) cost less than 10 cents to manufacture and has the computing power of an old x86 chip. That’s enough for it to be “a data source for blockchain applications,” according to Mashable, who notes that its purpose will be to …

IBM’s Watson Reads the Tone of Your Email

Before you start responding to the weekend’s emails, you may want to consult IBM’s Watson. The artificially intelligent computer is now equipped to analyze the tone and sentiment of text. More specifically, it can determine if a passage is cheerful, negative or angry, open, agreeable or conscientious, and it will even describe how analytical, confident or tentative it is. After figuring out what you’re trying …

Enter IBM Watson + PSFK’s Data Contest

If you could gain access to the entirety of the world’s data, digest it and use it to create something to improve the lives of other people—what would you do? PSFK and IBM Watson have teamed up to pose this very question for The Good Data Contest, which hopes to “spark a conversation around what cognitive computing will mean for our future.” Until 22 May …