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AI Year in Review: Highlights of Papers from IBM Research in 2019

IBM’s leadership in AI continued in earnest in 2019, which was notable for a growing focus on critical topics such as making trustworthy AI work in practice, creating new AI engineering paradigms to scale AI for a broader use, and continuing to advance core AI capabilities.

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Top Brazilian Bank Pilots Privacy Encryption Quantum Computers Can’t Break

More than 5,000 publicly disclosed data breaches and billions of personal records exposed. Hacking attacks and deliberate data exfiltration by insiders leading to leaks of sensitive financial, medical and government information. That’s only in 2019, globally — despite the data often being encrypted. But one of the top banks in Brazil wants to avoid such […]

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Quantum Takes Flight: Moving from Laboratory Demonstrations to Building Systems

Last year we at IBM declared that in order to achieve quantum advantage within the next decade, we will need to at least double the Quantum Volume of our quantum computing systems every year. What better way to start this first full week of 2020 than by announcing that we have added our fourth data point to our progress road map and achieved a system demonstrating Quantum Volume of 32. 

AI Year in Review: Highlights of Papers from IBM Research in 2019

IBM’s leadership in AI continued in earnest in 2019, which was notable for a growing focus on critical topics such as making trustworthy AI work in practice, creating new AI engineering paradigms to scale AI for a broader use, and continuing to advance core AI capabilities.

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Top Brazilian Bank Pilots Privacy Encryption Quantum Computers Can’t Break

More than 5,000 publicly disclosed data breaches and billions of personal records exposed. Hacking attacks and deliberate data exfiltration by insiders leading to leaks of sensitive financial, medical and government information. That’s only in 2019, globally — despite the data often being encrypted. But one of the top banks in Brazil wants to avoid such […]

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Quantum Takes Flight: Moving from Laboratory Demonstrations to Building Systems

Last year we at IBM declared that in order to achieve quantum advantage within the next decade, we will need to at least double the Quantum Volume of our quantum computing systems every year. What better way to start this first full week of 2020 than by announcing that we have added our fourth data point to our progress road map and achieved a system demonstrating Quantum Volume of 32. 

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IBM and Daimler use quantum computer to develop next-gen batteries

Electric vehicles have an Achilles Heel: the capacity and speed-of-charging of their batteries. A quantum computing breakthrough by researchers at IBM and Daimler AG could help tackle this challenge. We used a quantum computer to model the dipole moment of three lithium-containing molecules, which brings us one step closer the next-generation lithium sulfur (Li-S) batteries that would be more powerful, longer lasting and cheaper than today’s widely used lithium ion batteries.

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Take the Whisky test: How IBM tech can help root out fake Scotch

With the festive season just days away, it’s not just turkey and cranberry sauce flying off the supermarket shelves. It’s also champagne, wine, gin… and, of course, whisky. And it better be genuine. IBM researchers are working on technologies to help you make sure the whisky you buy is indeed what it says on the […]

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IBM Takes Its Quantum Computer to Japan to Launch Country-Wide Quantum Initiative

IBM quantum computing hardware comes to Japan – thanks to the Japan-IBM Quantum Partnership, a new initiative led by IBM and the University of Tokyo to advance quantum computing in Japan. The partnership follows a similar one in Germany, announced in September 2019. Both deals see IBM’s recently released commercial quantum computer IBM Q System One […]

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Get to the heart of real quantum hardware

Our newest freely available quantum computing system takes one more step toward bringing the lab to the cloud. It features pulse-level control, and when coupled with today’s release of the new version of Qiskit (version 0.14), any IBM Quantum Experience user now has the ability to construct schedules of pulses and execute them. The role of experimental quantum physicist is now available to anyone with internet access.

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IBM Q Network Adds New Member, Stanford University’s Q-Farm Initiative

At the Q2B 2019 Conference, IBM announced that Stanford University’s Q-Farm initiative, a collaborative with the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, has joined the IBM Q Network. As a member organization, Q-FARM will collaborate with IBM to accelerate joint research in quantum computing and develop curricula to help prepare students for careers that will be influenced by this next era of computing across science and business.

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What’s in your food? A new technology platform shows early signs of promise

Food authentication is emerging as an important field, and at IBM Research we are applying a multidisciplinary approach in collaboration with industry and academia to address this global challenge.

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Archaeologists Seek to Unearth Mysterious Geoglyphs in Peru Using IBM AI and Geospatial Data

After uncovering a new Nasca Line formation with IBM Watson Machine Learning Accelerator on IBM Power Systems, Yamagata University will deploy IBM PAIRS in the hopes of further discoveries with AI.

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The Story Behind IBM’s 2019 Patent Leadership

IBM inventors were awarded 9,262 U.S. patents – topping, once again, the list for the most U.S. patents received, for the 27th year running. That brings the total number of IBM’s U.S. patents to over 140,000.

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SysFlow: Scalable System Telemetry for Improved Security Analytics

No organization is safe against cybercrime. Recent studies have shown that these crimes will cost the world well over $5 trillion a year by 2024. Cyber attackers breach corporate networks using a myriad of techniques, with application vulnerabilities corresponding to 25% of all exploitable attack vectors. More disturbing is that these attacks can go unnoticed […]

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Optimal Transport for Label Switching: Using Geometry to Solve Problems in AI

A new paper from the MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab and MIT CSAIL considers how the optimal transport can efficiently “summarize” this uncertainty for a class of popular decision making problems.

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Free of Heavy Metals, New Battery Design Could Alleviate Environmental Concerns

Today, IBM Research is building on a long history of materials science innovation to unveil a new battery discovery. This new research could help eliminate the need for heavy metals in battery production and transform the long-term sustainability of many elements of our energy infrastructure.

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2020 AI Predictions from IBM Research

In 2020, three themes will shape the advancement of AI: automation, natural language processing, and trust. From this lens, IBM Research is unveiling its annual five predictions for AI in 2020.

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