IBM Research

The problem of rural internet access: How AI is helping

Written by Jim Stritzinger | AI/Watson, Cloud, Telecommunications

Nineteen million people in the United States lack high-speed internet access. Many of these people live in rural areas, where fiber, coaxial cable, DSL or any other kind of broadband infrastructure is scarce or nonexistent. This is a huge issue for rural community administrators and school officials who have been struggling to help their communities. ...read more


How AI technology can help make city life easier for all

Written by Kazuyoshi Nasuhara | AI/Watson, Cloud, Construction / Architecture / Engineering...

My company, Shimizu Corp., has long followed the management principles of Shibusawa Eiichi, who held that economic activity and morality are inseparable. This harmony can be seen in the experimental system we developed with IBM Research to help people, including those who are disabled, enjoy barrier-free urban exploration through voice navigation on their iPhones. We ...read more


AI and IoT technology help boost water quality in China

Written by Fu Dawei | AI/Watson, Government, Internet of Things (IoT)...

Water is one of the planet’s most precious resources. Yet our waterways in China are under constant threat—from pollution, invasive species, drought and flooding. Many people don’t realize that keeping our water resources safe, clean and usable requires extensive infrastructure and administration at every level of government. Monitoring waterways with streaming video At RichWay Technology ...read more


Analytics and AI boost innovation for agriculture

Written by Alison Kennedy | Analytics, Government, Life Sciences...

How much time, resources and money could farming industries save if they knew when and where the risk of pests was the highest and could take preventative methods before crop damage occurs? This is the kind of industry challenge we’re trying to tackle at the Hartree Centre, through our collaboration with IBM Research. The Hartree ...read more


Watson serves up Cognitive Highlights at the US Open

Written by Noah Syken | AI/Watson, Events, Media and Entertainment

This year, nearly 75 percent of all Internet traffic will be video. It comes from social media. From corporate marketing departments. And from television broadcasters and Hollywood studios. It is rapidly becoming the primary communications medium of our time. Analyzing mountains of video footage The only problem is, video is not easily searchable. It is ...read more