Research

IBM’s largest document layout dataset is helping understand COVID-19 literature

Author: Peter Zhong, Research Scientist, IBM Research, Australia Co-Authors: Stefan Maetschke, AI Engineer, IBM Research, Australia and Ella Shafiei, Research Scientist, IBM Research, Australia Documents in Portable Document Format (PDF) are everywhere, with over 2.5 trillion currently available, ranging from simple user manuals, insurance documents to complex scientific articles. PDF documents represent one of the […]

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Building Energy Analytics for Cooling and Heating is helping to fight climate change

Author: Dr Arun Vishwanath, Senior Research Scientist, IBM Research One of the defining challenges facing our society is climate change. Reducing energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions are at the core of this challenge. At IBM, we take climate change seriously, having stated for over a decade that this issue calls for meaningful action on […]

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Meet Ari, the Smart Bike that Helps you Catch Green Lights

Author: Peter Zhong, Research Scientist, IBM Research, Australia Co-Authors: Stefan Maetschke, AI Engineer, IBM Research, Australia and Ella Shafiei, Research Scientist, IBM Research, Australia Documents in Portable Document Format (PDF) are everywhere, with over 2.5 trillion currently available, ranging from simple user manuals, insurance documents to complex scientific articles. PDF documents represent one of the […]

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How AI will help to accelerate the transition to renewables and energy storage

Author: Dr. Julian De Hoog, Technical Lead – Energy & IoT, IBM Research Australia Staring up at the roof of his house, my neighbour Oscar asks me, “So, do you think it would be worth it?”  He is referring of course to the possibility of installing solar PV panels on his roof.  Across Australia, many others like […]

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AI holds promise for glaucoma, a leading global cause of blindness

 Author: Bhavna Antony, IBM Research Scientist Australia Many eye diseases that cause irreversible blindness are ones that develop slowly, showing little to no sign of vision threat until it is too late. Diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma are the leading and second leading cause of blindness worldwide, respectively. They currently affect 350 million individuals across the […]

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Meet our Forbes ‘annual ’30 Under 30’ honoree

Subhrajit Roy works as part of the IBM Research Australia team in Melbourne. On 2nd April 2019, he was recognised as one of Forbes’ annual ’30 Under 30′ honorees for Asia and the Asia Pacific for innovation in healthcare and science. Subhrajit has worked as a full-time researcher in IBM Research since October 2016 and pioneered the use of Big Data and AI for […]

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Invention and inclusion: a two-way approach

Author: Fang (Florence) Lu – Master Inventor & Senior Solution Architect at IBM Research Patenting is my passion and inclusion is my responsibility as an inventor. We should always think about how we can include all of the population in the technology we create. Invention and inclusion work very well together, as they can work […]

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Fractals – a way to see infinity

Edited by: Anne Nicholson, Brand and Content 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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Guided by a sense of purpose

Author: David La Rose, Managing Director at IBM Australia and New Zealand I felt particularly proud to be an IBMer when I sat down to watch the ABC’s Catalyst Program talking about the advances we are making in robotics and the impact it’s having on the lives of so many Aussies. On the show, Dr […]

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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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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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