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IBM Research and The Michael J. Fox Foundation Develop Modeling Methodology to Help Understand Parkinson’s Disease Using Machine Learning

In collaboration with The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, our team of researchers at IBM is aiming to develop improved disease progression models that can help clinicians understand how the disease progresses in relation to the emergence of symptoms, even when those patients are taking symptom-modifying medications.

IBM Fellows

Remembering Frances E. Allen

IBM Fellow Fran Allen spent her career advancing the field of computing and inspired generations of technologists.

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IBM PAIRS Geoscope Reveals Environmental and Societal Impacts of COVID-19

Using sophisticated geospatial technology known as IBM PAIRS Geoscope, IBM researchers are shedding light on the environmental and societal impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

IBM Research and The Michael J. Fox Foundation Develop Modeling Methodology to Help Understand Parkinson’s Disease Using Machine Learning

In collaboration with The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, our team of researchers at IBM is aiming to develop improved disease progression models that can help clinicians understand how the disease progresses in relation to the emergence of symptoms, even when those patients are taking symptom-modifying medications.

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Remembering Frances E. Allen

IBM Fellow Fran Allen spent her career advancing the field of computing and inspired generations of technologists.

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IBM PAIRS Geoscope Reveals Environmental and Societal Impacts of COVID-19

Using sophisticated geospatial technology known as IBM PAIRS Geoscope, IBM researchers are shedding light on the environmental and societal impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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IBM Roundtable: Building a Quantum Workforce Requires Interdisciplinary Education and the Promise of Real Jobs

The ability to harness quantum-mechanical phenomena such as superposition and entanglement to perform computation obviously poses a number of difficulties. Add in the need to make these systems perform meaningful work, and you’ve raised the stakes considerably. Creating a pipeline of talented, well-trained academics and professionals who can meet those challenges was the subject of IBM’s July 28 virtual roundtable, “How to Build a Quantum Workforce.” Watch the replay, here.

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New Macromolecule Could Hold Key to Reversing Antibiotic Resistance

To address the challenge of antibiotic resistance, scientists from IBM and the Agency for Science, Technology and Research and the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology have published new findings in Advanced Science, which unveil the effectiveness of a new polymer in the fight against resistant bacteria.

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The Qiskit Optimization Module starts a path to frictionless quantum computing

The Qiskit Optimization module is one of the initial steps towards our vision for creating a programming environment where the intricacies of the underlying technology are no longer a concern to users. They simply run their programs in any language, and a smooth ballet of technology ensues.

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IBM FactSheets Further Advances Trust in AI

IBM Research released a new, informative website that shares the latest on AI FactSheets, designed to foster increased levels of trust in AI by increasing transparency and enabling governance. 

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Hitting a Quantum Volume Chord: IBM Quantum adds six new systems with Quantum Volume 32

Six months after the first Quantum Volume 32 demonstration, IBM now hosts eight quantum computing systems that cross the QV32 performance threshold. Six of these are completely new systems: three 27-qubit Falcons and three 5-qubit Canaries.

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Proof that noisy quantum computers can outperform classical machines

Can the full computational power of noisy near-term quantum devices be unleashed, without paying the full price of quantum error correction? In the new paper, "Quantum advantage with noisy shallow circuits," an international team of researchers including myself seek to answer that question by proving a separation between the power of noisy quantum and that of noiseless classical computations, which obey certain technical restrictions.

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AI Could Help Enable Accurate Remote Monitoring of Parkinson’s Patients

In a paper recently published in Nature Scientific Reports, IBM Research and scientists from several other medical institutions developed a new way to estimate the severity of a person’s Parkinson’s disease (PD) symptoms by remotely measuring and analyzing physical activity as motor impairment increased. Using data captured by wrist-worn accelerometers, we created statistical representations of […]

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IBM Supports Q2Work Education Initiative

The need for a future workforce with a robust set of quantum computing skills drives our support for Q2Work, the National Science Foundation-funded initiative led by the University of Illinois and the University of Chicago to provide quantum education, programs, tools, and curricula to K-12 students.

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Quantum Conundrum: Clifford Group Investigation Unexpectedly Reveals New Quantum Advantage Proof

When we began our current line of investigation, the goal was to study the structural property of the Clifford group, describing a set of transformations that generate entanglement, play an important role in quantum computing error correction, and are used in (randomized) benchmarking. In a series of one-thing-leads-to-another findings, however, we ended up discovering a new mathematical proof of quantum advantage – the elusive threshold at which quantum computers outperform classical machines in certain use cases.

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Homomorphic Encryption Comes to Linux on IBM Z 

For decades, society has benefitted from modern cryptography to protect our sensitive data during transmission and at rest. It seems daily that we see news about data breaches, privacy lapses, and inadvertent disclosures of information. In a real sense data privacy has gone from boardroom discussion a decade ago, to dinner table discussion. For IBM […]

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Quantum Computing Education Must Reach a Diversity of Students

IBM recently launched several initiatives to help inspire new students and begin building tomorrow’s quantum computing workforce. Our Quantum Educators program, in particular, provides professors and students with access to IBM quantum computers as well as the latest learning resources we’ve developed to help them get started programming and experimenting on quantum computers.

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Image Captioning as an Assistive Technology

IBM Research's Science for Social Good team recently participated in the 2020 VizWiz Grand Challenge to design and improve systems that make the world more accessible for the blind.

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Research Unveils Innovations for IBM’s Cloud for Financial Services

IBM Research played a central role in developing the technology underpinnings of IBM’s financial services public cloud, including the new IBM Cloud Security and Compliance Center, an IBM Cloud service.

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Reducing Speech-to-Text Model Training Time on Switchboard-2000 from a Week to Under Two Hours

Published in our recent ICASSP 2020 paper in which we successfully shorten the training time on the 2000-hour Switchboard dataset, which is one of the largest public ASR benchmarks, from over a week to less than two hours on a 128-GPU IBM high-performance computing cluster. To the best of our knowledge, this is the fastest training time recorded on this dataset.

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