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Gobble Gobble! Get your Turkey Recipe Here! #cognitive power at play! #ibm

Yes, I am going to cook a Turkey, Sweet Potatoes, Stuffing, Yeast Rolls, and to die for chocolate killer brownie cake!

But also I am trying tomorrow the Watson recommended appetizer !!!

Turkey Meatballs with Tomato-Hard Cider Sauce

Tomato-Hard Cider Sauce
Makes sauce for 18 meatballs
5 slices bacon (about 4 oz), finely diced

2 garlic cloves, peeled and minced

1 medium onion (about 6 oz), peeled and diced

14 oz canned chopped tomatoes

Salt, to taste

Ground black pepper, to taste

1 tsp lemon zest

Minced leaves from 2 sprigs oregano

14 fl. oz hard cider

1 tbsp sugar
In a pan over medium heat, sauté the bacon until brown. Add the garlic and onion, and cook for 3-4 minutes, stirring constantly. Add the canned tomatoes, then season with salt and pepper, and add the lemon zest and oregano. Bring to a boil. Mix in the hard cider and sugar, adjust the seasoning, cover, and simmer for 30 minutes. Coarsely blend the sauce using a hand blender, and reserve.

Turkey Meatballs
Makes 18 meatballs
1 lb ground turkey

1 egg, beaten

1 garlic clove, peeled and minced

2 oz white mushrooms, finely diced

2 oz kale, finely diced

2 oz Swiss cheese, finely diced

0.5 oz panko breadcrumbs

2 oz hard cider

Leaves from 2 sprigs oregano, chopped
½ tsp ground cumin

Salt, to taste

Ground black pepper, to taste

Heat the oven to 500 F. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl. Make sure the mixture is generously seasoned. Scoop out the turkey mixture with a spoon, and form into balls (you should have about 18). Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, spacing at least 1” apart. Cook the meatballs in the oven for 12-14 minutes. Add the meatballs to the tomato- hard cider sauce, and simmer on low heat for about 30 minutes.

 

http://fortune.com/2015/11/25/this-is-ibm-watsons-favorite-turkey-recipe/?xid=yahoo_fortune

Chef Watson Releases Her Cookbook!!!!

Yes,  our own Chef Watson will release her cookbook “Cognitive Cooking with Chef Watson” in the US on April 14!

I had the pleasure of meeting our chef down at SXSW in her food truck last year where she created a chocolate bacon burrito that I first cringed at and then loved!!!    Since Chef Watson partnered with the Institute of Culinary Education (ICE), the recipes are creative and delicious.

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The recipes from the cookbook are generated from the cognitive computer. This machine learning showcases the computer’s creativity, and its ability to “understand” flavor profiles and ingredient pairings.  It drives the chefs to think outside the “norm”.   The book promises to introduce us to new food and flavor pairings conceived by Watson.

I will be ordering the book of over 65 Watson generated recipes.  How about you?

 

IBM Watson Mobile Developer Challenge: Top 5 Finalists display powerful cognitive computing capabilities

First there were 25, and now there are just 5. Congratulations to the following teams on becoming the Top 5 finalists of the IBM Watson Mobile Developer Challenge!

•BrightMinded @BrightMindedLtd
•CrayonData @CrayonBigData
•GenieMD, Inc. @GenieMD
•Majestyk Apps @MajestykApps
•Red Ant @Red_Ant

Selected from hundreds of submissions, these finalists stood out for their ability to tap into the powerful cognitive computing capabilities of Watson to build innovative mobile consumer and business apps that span health & fitness, healthcare, retail, and education.

On Monday, June 2nd, at IBM Innovate in Orlando the Top 5 finalists will present their ideas to judges in a live-streamed event that begins at 5:30 pm ET. If you can’t attend IBM Innovate, our live-stream feed is a great opportunity for you to watch the action! Then, on Tuesday, June 3rd, three of the finalists will be named the Grand Prize winners!

To learn more about our Top 5 finalists, go to the IBM Watson Mobile Developer Challenge website

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Watson Hot News !!! $1B, $100B, 51

Today IBM unveiled its plans to embark on a bold new direction with Watson by launching the IBM Watson Group, a new business unit dedicated solely to the development and commercialization of cloud delivered cognitive innovations. This is a strategic shift by IBM to accelerate into the marketplace a new class of software, services and apps that think, improve by learning, and discover answers and insights to complex questions from massive amounts of disparate data.

I am here in the room in downtown NYC at this announcement Event!

Through the IBM Watson Group, IBM will continue to provide our academic partners with the types of tools and resources needed to help students build the T-shaped skills (discipline depth and cross-industry breadth) needed to succeed in the era of cognitive systems. This includes new workshops and seminars at its headquarters on topics such as development skills and techniques, as well as networking opportunities for students, academics and professionals.

Following are key details about today’s announcement:

  • IBM will invest more than $1 billion into the Watson Group, focusing on development and research and bringing cloud-delivered cognitive applications and services to market.
  • This will include commitments of $100 million in venture investments to support IBM’s recently launched ecosystem of start-ups and businesses that are building a new class of cognitive apps powered by Watson, in the IBM Watson Developers Cloud.
  • The IBM Watson Group will have a new headquarters at 51 Astor Place in New York City’s “Silicon Alley” technology hub, leveraging the talents of approximately 2,000 professionals, whose goal is to design, develop and accelerate the adoption of Watson cognitive technologies.

There are several other ways in the near future that you can learn more about the new IBM Watson Group and the way that cognitive systems will transform how we live, learn and conduct business:

  • Register for a virtual conversation on Jan. 17 with Katharine Frase, IBM vice president and chief technology officer, global public sector and Chalapathy Neti, IBM director of education transformation research about the role of cognitive computing in education.
  • Attend IBM Global Entrepreneur Week virtually or in person, Feb. 3-7, for online and in person venture and startup focused events including a presentation from Fluid, a startup using Watson technology to transform the retail industry.

As always, please reach out to us with any questions, ideas or opinions about the IBM Watson Group. We invite you, your students, colleagues and network to join us in the ongoing conversations about IBM Watson via social media using #IBMWatson. You can also watch this video series that brings the IBM Watson story to life.