Research

Data in Disasters: Coding our way to improved disaster resilience

Author: Iven Mareels, Lab Director of IBM Research – Australia Australia and New Zealand are among the most disaster-prone countries in the world, each year experiencing the wrath of bushfires, cyclones, floods and earthquakes. More than 9 million Australians have been impacted by a natural disaster or extreme weather event in the past 30 years, […]

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Incumbents are back!

Author:  David La Rose, Managing Director at IBM Australia and New Zealand Having spent half my career working outside of Australia in China, Japan and most recently Europe, I can confidently say that digital disruption has taken its toll on some of the largest, most well-known brands across the world. Industry after industry has been […]

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Changing the Way the World Works: IBM Research’s “5 in 5”

Author: Arvind Krishna, Head of IBM Research Our mission at IBM is to help our clients change the way the world works. There’s no better example of that than IBM Research’s annual “5 in 5” technology predictions. Each year, we showcase some of the biggest breakthroughs coming out of IBM Research’s global labs – five […]

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How artificial intelligence is bringing us closer to cracking the code of epilepsy

By Stefan Harrer, Research Manager, IBM Research – Australia Imagine living a life of extreme caution with a fear of not knowing when everything could just stop, you lose control. Because you suffer from the most common serious brain disorder known to us. Epilepsy. The unpredictability of seizures cripples your ability to lead a normal […]

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Why you should ‘Go Purple’ for epilepsy on March 26th

Author: Dr Tim Littlejohn, Ph.D., Sales Learning Lead, Facilitator and Coach, A/NZ The work IBM is doing in Australia to potentially change the lives of the 250,000 Australians living with epilepsy – and millions more around the world – through the power of technology is something I hold very close to my heart. In 2007 […]

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Scientists driving our global research agenda

Author: Adrienne Sabilia, External Communications Leader, IBM Research AP & LA All around the world, scientists at IBM are pioneering, inventing, designing and creating the technology that will bring us into the next generation of computing. This year, help us celebrate the advancements of some of our scientists who are helping to transform industries, invent […]

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Working to help communities respond to weather disasters

Written by: Gandhi Sivakumar, Executive Architect, APAC, Watson and Cloud CoC, and Master Inventor Figures* surrounding the human cost of weather related disasters make for sobering reading, and highlight the urgency at which we must address the issue – especially given the frequency at which these events are occurring. In the last 20 years, more […]

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Is your technology more of a disruption than a disruptor?

Authored by: Josh Andres, User Experience – Design – Human Computer Interaction, Nebula Alam, Software Engineer, Cognitive Analytics Team, Shaila Pervin, Researcher, IBM Research – Australia Has the bombardment of technology, social media, and all manner of things that go beep in the night had an adverse effect on your attention span? In this new ‘always-connected reality’ […]

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Fractals – a way to see infinity

Edited by: Anne Nicholson, Brand Strategy Lead A/NZ Ever wonder why a river, looks like a tree, looks like a leaf? IBMer Benoit Mandelbrot did. His quirky way of looking at the world led to the discovery of fractal geometry. Fractals have made it possible to mathematically explore the kinds of rough irregularities that exist […]

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Saving the world with spare computing power

Kate Scott, Digital Marketing Platforms Lead, IBM A/NZ Can you find a cure for cancer while playing Minecraft? How about smashing the Zika virus while creating a presentation? Or tackling climate change issues at the same time as updating Facebook? The answer is, yes, you can, and the vehicle is the World Community Grid. World […]

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My thoughts can be like pieces of a mismatched jigsaw puzzle

Reproduced with the permission of the author, Joshua Gliddon IBM scientists and the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada, published new data in Nature’s partner journal, demonstrating that AI and machine learning algorithms helped to predict instances of schizophrenia with 74% accuracy. This retrospective analysis also showed the technology predicted the severity of specific symptoms […]

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With AI, our words could be a window into our mental health

Written by: Anne Nicholson, Brand Strategy Lead IBM A/NZ The global cost of mental health conditions is projected to surge to US$6.0 trillion by 2030. In Australia its estimated that 45% of people will experience a mental health issue in their life time. Approx. 1 million adults in any given year have depression – over […]

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