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11:57am

Fri March 6, 2015
Health

Endicott's toxic plume reduced by 80% since 2004, says DEC

Department of Environmental Conservation maps showing the reduction of the toxic plume since 2004.
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New York’s Department of Environmental Conservation has been working with IBM to clean up a chemical spill in Endicott for years now. At a public meeting last night, officials from the DEC gave an update on one of the contaminated areas identified for cleanup.

For details on this long saga, which may be nearing an end, WSKG’s Managing Editor Bret Jaspers spoke with reporter Matt Richmond. 

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6:30am

Mon July 1, 2013
Health

Super computing could help manage enormous amounts of medical information

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The IBM Watson supercomputer is best known for its historic win on the television game show, Jeopardy. But, the same components that made the system a quiz show winner could be redirected towards lowering the cost of health care in upstate New York.

According to Steve Gold, vice president for IBM’s Watson Solutions division, the amount of available medical knowledge doubles every five years.

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3:00pm

Thu October 25, 2012
IBM Watson Student Competition

After Jeopardy win, IBM teams up students with their 'baby' Watson

Hello Watson presentation
Dennis Chua, Cornell University

With a historic win on the Jeopardy tv show checked off the list, IBM’s Watson computer is now turning to upstate universities to see what the future could hold.

IBM and Cornell University have announced the winners of the second Watson Academic Case Competition where students put forward ideas for new ways to use Watson’s cognitive computing abilities to solve social and business challenges.

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5:14pm

Fri May 18, 2012
Tech

IBM taps U of R for ideas on putting Watson to work

The winning team. IBM's Dan Pelino, right, joins MBA students Muhammad Munir, Christian Beck, Jaimee Saxton and Enric Coll.
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IBM's Watson already has Jeopardy! under its belt.

Now Big Blue is turning to the University of Rochester's Simon School of Business for ideas on what to do next.

Manoj Saxena, the general manager of IBM's Watson Solutions unit, says the goal is finding ideas that will "take Watson from a Jeopardy-playing machine to a business-grade decision support system."

Twenty-five Simon MBA students were the first in the nation to partner with IBM on tackling that charge.

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6:45am

Tue May 15, 2012
Science

IBM supercomputers speeding up MS research

Supercomputers at SUNY Buffalo use similar analytic strategies as IBM's Watson, the machine that won $1 million on Jeopardy.
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Research into multiple sclerosis has accelerated rapidly in the last few years - and doctors in Buffalo are at the forefront.

Information about how MS progresses in patients has long been out there, but it wasn’t being synthesized or analyzed effectively.

Now, SUNY Buffalo is using a new supercomputer from IBM that can help researchers make connections between environmental and hereditary factors and how MS affects its victims.

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