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Students help build customer service

We just said goodbye to two excellent summer students, one undergraduate and one post grad masters. They have been working on a customer project using IBM’s cognitive computing system, Watson.

The Cognitive Adventurer – David Ralph

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David Ralph is a Masters student having graduated with a Bachelors degree from the School of Computing, University of Portsmouth. Responsible for the development of the API and the backend services. David enjoyed using Bluemix to rapidly create the customer service and in particular the Watson cognitive capabilities.

 

We have used machine learning to perform intelligent analysis of our information sources to generate content for our users which offers valuable business insights.

Front-End Guru – Jack Mason

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Jack Mason is a second-year undergraduate also from the School of Computing, University of Portsmouth, studying Web Technologies. He is responsible for the front end and the user experience. Jack enjoyed the opportunity to make his own choice of enabling technologies for the project. Continue reading

Smart Cities. Grown up or stroppy youngster?

KnowNow Information has spent much time on developing Smart Cities and it is high time we had something to say – several interweaving strands that lead to a conclusion

  • The power of your own information in a smart city.
  • How by fusing information together useful opportunities now present themselves.
  • The cultural and economic readiness of the market to deal with this new phenomena.
  • Finally asking whether smart cities as a concept has grown up a little, or is it still in the petulant youngster phase?

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Whether You Do Or Weather You Don’t

Whether You Do Or Weather You Don’t.  Or WUDOWUD. Eh?

The British Isles has a tempestuous relationship with the weather.  Enough different types of weather hit these shores and more extreme weather seems to be the new normal.   So what?  Well, what if you could take advantage of our growing accuracy in weather forecasting to respond more pro-actively to a pending weather event?  What if you know that by being smarter about how you respond to the weather means you can save money, time, resources and possibly even a life.

Picture of storm on Southsea seafront

Southsea Seafront Storm Copyright G. Emson Kindly used with permission

After all, the destructive impact of a single event can cause millions of pounds worth of damage. The impact weather has on our landscape in terms of felled trees, flooding and icy roads has been with us since time began.  With climate change the incidents of extreme weather are likely to increase in frequency as well as ferocity.  This is not avoidable.

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