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Forty years ago today, Marty Cooper of Motorola made history when he placed the first-ever cellphone call while walking down Sixth Avenue in midtown Manhattan. The recipient? Cooper's rival at New Jersey's Bell Laboratories, Joel Engel, whose work was also crucial to today's mobile infrastructure and who later founded JSE Consulting, a technology company in Armonk.
It took another decade before...Read more »
Did you hear the one about the supercomputer that swore like a drunken sailor? It may sound like the opening of a joke, but a research scientist at Armonk-based IBM programmed Watson, the supercomputer that trounced humans on "Jeopardy," to say words that cannot be reproduced in polite conversation. The scientist, Eric Brown, was trying to teach Watson the nuances of human language two...Read more »