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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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Loneliness is much more than a state of mind

Written by: Anne Nicholson, Brand Strategy Lead IBM A/NZ Many people feel lonely from time to time, but sustained periods of loneliness or social isolation can negatively effect your physical, mental and social health. From a mental health perspective loneliness can sometimes lead to depression, feeling anxious, having panic attacks or feeling paranoid. Last year […]

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IBM + MIT =

Written by: Anne Nicholson, Brand Strategy Lead IBM A/NZ IBM + MIT = our inner geeks are dancing for joy at the news that IBM is partnering with the world renowned Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Our plans are to set up a 10-year, US $240 million investment to create the MIT–IBM Watson AI Lab […]

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Wild ducks of science

Written by: Anne Nicholson, Brand Strategy Lead IBM A/NZ At IBM we have a saying – “Treasure wild ducks.” Our former IBM chairman Thomas Watson, Jr. knew how important it was to work with people who question the way things are and challenge the status quo. Below we celebrate some of our favourite wild ducks […]

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