Arizona takes inside lane on adoption of digital licenses

ADOT and IBM reach historic industry milestone. Last month the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) and IBM completed their first joint pilot to evaluate the applicability of digital identification documents for DMV agencies. ADOT is considering several pilots to help them explore the concepts of a Mobile Driver’s License (mDL). This initial endeavor represented a significant industry milestone as it was the first time […]

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Fully automatic method for robust age progression

In Emerging Technology, we are constantly working on new research projects around security and biometrics. Since late last year, I spent some time researching age progression related problems using biometrics. One of the interesting problems with age progression was to create age progressed images with occlusions and in different age gaps for face subjects of different ages, shapes and gender. […]

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Grand Slam Tennis Situational Analysis using Spark

The IBM jStart team developed and deployed a set of REST APIs on IBM Bluemix to enable programmatic upload of new historical tennis match data as well as to allow IBM SlamTracker application to access the results in real time.  Analytics processes running on Spark allowed us to compute “pressure situations” statistics such as break point situations or if a […]

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Interactive learning environment for OpenWhisk command line

OpenWhisk is a new distributed compute service to execute application logic in response to events. It has a built-in CLI which employs its own syntax. Tutorial The OpenWhisk CLI tutorial is an interactive learning environment to get familiar with the OpenWhisk command line. While the OpenWhisk documentation is very extensive and concise, we thought that simulating the user interaction through a […]

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