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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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  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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