Aug 21, 2019 • 24M

IBM Applies Watson, AI, IoT and Blockchain To Global Social Ills - #1146

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Devin Thorpe
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Mike Jacobs of IBM’s corporate social responsibility team, joined me to talk about the ways IBM is using its technology for good, especially water scarcity. All the technology that is being used by corporations for business purposes is now being deployed, often on concessionary terms, to address social problems. Interview with Mike Jacobs, the Business Strategy Leader & Chief of Staff, Corporate Social Responsibility at IBM of IBM. How are you personally affected by Using Technology to Combat Freshwater Scarcity? I am lucky to have access to fresh, running water. What’s most important to me is that IBM is making a real impact for others who don’t have access to clean water. My background is in disaster relief and helping communities build resiliency, so I know how important it is to deliver tailored and localized solutions that drive meaningful impact. IBM combines leading artificial intelligence (AI), cloud, Internet of Things (IoT) and blockchain technology to predict extreme weather and help people and businesses prepare and respond to the changing climate which endangers freshwater supplies around the globe. The world at large needs to mobilize quickly and in deep and meaningful ways on environmental challenges, clean water access in particular. This is an area where IBM can provide unique strategic support given our expertise in solutions-oriented technologies. Never miss another interview! Join Devin here: