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2014-07-07 00:20:21

Agreement with Beijing government helps transform approaches to air quality management BEIJING, July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) has announced that it is deploying the full force of its researchers in laboratories around the world in a 10-year initiative to support China in transforming its national energy systems and protecting the health of citizens. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140704/124519 Dubbed "Green Horizon", the project sets out to leap beyond current...

2014-02-06 00:22:44

$100M "Project Lucy" Initiative Heralds New Era of Data-Driven Development LAGOS, Nigeria and NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) has launched a 10-year initiative to bring Watson and other cognitive systems to Africa in a bid to fuel development and spur business opportunities across the world's fastest growing continent. Dubbed "Project Lucy" after the earliest known human ancestor, IBM will invest US$100 million in the initiative, giving scientists and...

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2008-11-21 15:35:45

The U.S. government and IBM have announced a collaborative effort to develop computers that mimic brain functions such as decision-making or image recognition. The so-called "cognitive computing" project combines the efforts of neurobiologists, computer and materials scientists, as well as psychologists. The project has received a $4.9 million grant from US defense agency DARPA in order to create technology capable of large-scale data analysis. IBM, along with Stanford University, the...


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humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'