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From: Prof. Stan Altman, School of Public Affairs
Open Letter to Baruch Faculty
With the start of the fall 2014 semester, Baruch College and CUNY Center for Student Entrepreneurship are launching the CUNY-IBM Watson Competition that will provide CUNY students a unique opportunity to prepare for tomorrow’s careers in the emerging information-driven economy by creatively exploring ways that IBM Watson’s cognitive computing technology can be applied to address issues within the Higher Education and New York City Government. This Competition is working collaboratively with the Lawrence L. Field Center for Entrepreneurship.
As a member of the Baruch faculty, I am writing to ask your help in bringing this competition to the attention of students in your classes and on your college campus. I would also like to invite you to consider serving as a mentor to one of the student teams in the competition. Three teams will win cash prizes: $5,000 for first place, $3,000 for second place, and $2,000 for third place.
As a mentor, you will provide your team guidance and support during the competition. You would be part of a core of CUNY faculty, IBM’s Watson team, and public and private leaders. Mentors are involved starting with the IBM Watson boot camp, scheduled for October 24-25, until the final selection of the winners on January 15, 2015. To become a mentor simply register on the CUNY-IBM Watson website by clicking on the link below.
To register and for more information about the competition go to http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/ibm-watson
For an introduction to IBM Watson view video at http://www.ibm.com/smarterplanet/us/en/ibmwatson/
I hope you will join our impressive CUNY/IBM team in launching this important initiative.
Stan Altman, Ph.D.
Professor School of Public Affairs
former interim President and Dean
135 E 22nd Street Room 812
New York, NY 10010