University of Missouri, US – 2 projects:
“RaW”, led by Chao Fang, finding protein substructures to enhance knowledge of protein function using analytics!
“DORK”, led by Xinjian Yao, using analytics to understand Medicare data to further understand what happens in the system.
University Putra Malaysia: Embedded Systems for Public Water Management, led by BALAMI Emmanuel Luke, toword making water supplies more sustainable.
Lumbini Engineering College, Nepal – event held September 28 to inform students about Smarter Planet, Bluemix, Watson, IBM and Students for a Smarter Planet opportunities. Led by Basant Pandey.
Cognitive Computing is one of the major buzz-phrases in technology today. The IBM Watson Jeopardy!™ Challenge pitted the “brain” of a computer against the minds of humans in a fascinating display of man vs. machine. Cognition takes many forms, and researchers in the U.K. are striving to learn more about the human brain’s functionality by exploring lucid dreams.
Charles Osgood of CBS News Radio in the U.S. had this to report: “The scientists say the lucid dreamers used their extra level of insight to “think in a different way” – perhaps get a little creative with their minds to solve more of the problems.”
Here’s a posting from the University of Lincoln that gives some background on their studies
Perhaps what is learned from studying the lucid dreamers’ heightened ability to problem solve will be applied to the next level of work in cognitive computing? Maybe it’s something you want to be involved with? For now…
The ultimate goal of the πoseidon project is to setup an open platform for the collection and sharing of data within the (academic) research community and to make these data available to entrepreneurs and decision makers.
In Central Asia, which suffers under tremendous water stress, depletion of their natural resources is occurring at an alarming rate. The most striking example is the Aral Sea, which is drying out at a rapid pace, leaving nothing but dry desert on the land which was once ocean.
The πoseidon project aims to make a change in all of this by creating awareness through education and marketing and providing assistance by developing low cost open source devices and an IBM Bluemix platform to assist local farmers in more efficient irrigation. This is called precision agriculture.
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