Topic: Bruce Porter

Texas Students Win IBM Watson Competition With App Expanding Access to Social Services

Jan. 16, 2015

[caption id="attachment_50010" align="alignright" width="300" caption="The University of Texas at Austin team flashes the school's "hook 'em horns" sign as they celebrate their first place win in the Watson University Competition. Held at IBM Watson headquarters in NYC, the team worked over the course of a semester to develop a Watson-based app, CallScout, that could improve citizens' access to state services. (L-R): Professor Bruce Porter, Thejas Prasad, Niko Lazaris, Matt Ebeweber, Bri Connelly, Jay Shah, Jeffrey Tang and Ken Barker, Research Staff Member, IBM Watson Group (Photo Credit: Augusto F Menezes/Feature Photo Service for IBM)"][/caption]

AUSTIN, Texas  Students from The University of Texas at Austin won $100,000 in seed funding for developing an idea for a smart phone app that would use artificial intelligence to help Texas residents get information about health care, food assistance and other social services in partnership with the United Way for Greater Austin's 2-1-1 Navigation Center.

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Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin and Harvard University Partner to Promote Student Success

April 20, 2011

A new partnership between researchers at The University of Texas at Austin and Harvard University has been created to help improve teaching and learning through educational innovation and technology.

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Three cheers for Watson

Feb. 11, 2011
Three cheers for Watson

University of Texas at Austin computer scientists pull for the computer and the people who built it in the Feb. 14, 15 and 16 Jeopardy! Challenge games.

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