Q&A with Green Horizons Project Manager Jin Yan Shao

IBM Research’s Green Horizons project launched in 2014 to help Beijing deliver on its goals of reducing air-polluting fine Particulate Matter (PM 2.5) by 25 percent by 2017. Just one year into the 10 year initiative, the research team in China is expanding Green Horizons globally, with projects in Johannesburg and Delhi underway. IBM Research-China’s […]

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Watson: What the IoT has Been Waiting For

Editor’s note: This article is by Dr. Alessandro Curioni, Vice President, Europe, and Director, IBM Research – Zurich “How much does Watson cost?” I often get asked this question whenever I give a lecture or speak with clients about cognitive computing. My response is always the same: “What is the price of not knowing?” And […]

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Technologies for Educational Transformation

  Special Issue of the IBM Journal of Research and Development Current issue of IBM Journal of R&D Education worldwide is in a state of transition, enabling unprecedented levels of personalization. Additionally, devices used in learning settings are proliferating, and information is being digitally gathered. Worldwide demand for education often exceeds the capabilities of standard […]

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Tired of answering questions? Let a smart machine help.

Koichi Kamijo, a scientist at IBM’s research lab in Tokyo was only 20 questions into a 300-question life insurance form. And he was already exhausted. There had to be an easier way to answer these questions. So, he got together with his colleagues, Ryo Kawahara, Takayuki Osogami, Masaki Ono and Shunichi Amano to come up […]

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Repsol and IBM Transforming the Oil Business

IBM helps level the playing field in energy exploration using cognitive computing, marking the first real-world test for the Cognitive Environments Lab.

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Making Memory with Carbon

    Memory devices based on a-COx.  Credit: Nature Comms Memory that constitutes resistance as a state variable encompasses a broad range of materials and switching mechanismsOf these memory technologies, some, namely magnetic random access memory (MRAM), phase-change memory (PCM) and reduction/oxidation (redox) memories, have received more attention from the scientific community and the semiconductor industry […]

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Cognitive Assistant for the Visually Impaired

aaaaaIBM Fellow Chieko Asakawa has been working with faculty and students at CMU's Robotics Institute to develop a digital guide dog system for helping blind people like her "see" the world around them. Here's a short demo of the technology.

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Meet an IBM Researcher: Matthieu Simeoni

Name: Matthieu Simeoni Location: IBM Research – Zurich Nationality: French Focus: Big Data Analytics In 2012, IBM and ASTRON, The Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy, embarked on an ambitious project they named DOME to research extremely fast, but low-power exascale computer systems targeted for the international Square Kilometre Array (SKA) telescope. Due to the petabytes […]

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Case Study: Africa Improves Food Security and Boosts Crop Yields with the Internet of Things

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Ninjas vs. Superbugs

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria – or, superbugs – are a growing threat. And MRSA is one of the worst. Learn more about Ninja Polymers in the infographic here, and share individual story sections by clicking on the embed icon in the upper right-hand corner of each module.  

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A rapid rate of discovery

The average scientific paper is, well, long. And a new one is published every 30 seconds. Even the world’s best speed readers can’t keep up. Thanks to the IBM Watson and IBM Research-Almaden teams, as well as partners like the Baylor College of Medicine, Watson Discovery Advisor can do all that page turning – learning […]

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You know what I mean? Watson does.

Watson knows the definition of “brake” – the device that stops something; or the act of stopping something. But what about the hundreds of ways that the car-driving public describes problems with their brakes to a mechanic? The brakes might “squeal,” or “judder.” Or maybe they’re “soft.” All of those descriptors could indicate a different […]

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