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May 16, 2017

Facilitating peer review with cognitive computing

Applying for or allocating funding for scientific research takes up a significant amount of time and energy, both from the scientists and the national foundations that evaluate the science itself....

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May 15, 2017

Under pressure: New ptychography technique examines stressed atoms in 3D

Think of it as a CT scan. But for atoms. The nano-probe is building a 3D model of that device’s atomic structure, for which we can examine the amount of...

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April 21, 2017

Quantum’s advantage solves black box bit riddle

How IBM Q learns parity with noise Quantum theory met practice in the Nature Quantum Information paper, “Demonstration of quantum advantage in machine learning” when colleagues at IBM Research and...

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April 14, 2017

You asked scientist Jessie Rosenberg anything about silicon photonics

Here’s what she said about flying qubits, wafer-scale photonic test systems, and more Silicon photonics uses light, versus electricity, to send signals from a microchip. IBM engineers use these pulses...

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April 11, 2017

Big oil’s next gusher is at the nanoscale

Last year the world consumed almost 97 million barrels of oil per day. What if I told you that many more barrels still remain in those same wells? Deep inside...

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March 23, 2017

Cognitive and Contextual Analytics for IT Services

Our ability to monitor and collect data about IT (information technology) services, ranging from cloud and hosted-IT delivery models to maintenance services, has grown to unprecedented levels over the past...

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March 7, 2017

Joint program puts “cognitive” in chip manufacturing

Computer chips can fail in countless ways, from countless sources in the manufacturing process. Even with terabytes of sensor data pouring from the manufacturing equipment used to make them, there...

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March 7, 2017

IBM achieves new record in speech recognition

Depending on whom you ask, humans miss one to two words out of every 20 they hear. In a five-minute conversation, that could be as many 80 words. But, for...

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March 6, 2017

First steps towards programming a quantum computer over the cloud

Since last year, scientists, students, and the quantum computing curious have been able to explore the world’s first and only cloud-enabled quantum computing platform, the IBM Quantum Experience. They’re running...

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February 27, 2017

IBM at SPIE: Seven Advancements for Beyond 7nm Chips

When we announced the industry’s first functional 7 nanometer node (7nm) test chips in 2015, with our GLOBALFOUNDRIES and Samsung partners, we knew the process for the chips to reach...

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February 16, 2017

New IBM research: Making silicon biochips to stretch single DNA...

Just last month, IBM released its “5 in 5” predictions, an exercise to identify five innovations that will have an impact on society in five years. Among the five, it...

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January 9, 2017

Cognitive tech in drones could reduce infectious outbreaks

“Drone-based microbial analysis system” was just one of 8,088 total patents IBM received in 2016. The company’s patent output covers a diverse range of inventions in artificial intelligence and cognitive...

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December 19, 2016

The brain’s architecture, efficiency… on a chip

2016 was a big year for brain-inspired computing. My team and I proved in our paper “Convolutional networks for fast, energy-efficient neuromorphic computing” that the value of this breakthrough is...

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December 13, 2016

Futurism, forecasting, and getting real about fake news

A Q&A with Futurist Amy Webb On December 6 and 7, academics, medical professionals, even professional humorists, among others shared their expertise and vision for how technology is changing the...

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December 7, 2016

Cognitive machines assist independent living as we age

We’ve all had that so-called “senior moment.” Leaving your wallet at a restaurant. Forgetting where you put your house key. Or maybe it’s physical, like no longer being able to...

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December 2, 2016

Advancing toward 7nm

This is the fourth of a four-part series about IBM featured papers at IEDM 2016. The annual International Electron Devices Meeting is “the world's pre-eminent forum for reporting technological breakthroughs...

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December 2, 2016

Air spacers for 10nm chips

This is the third of a four-part series about IBM featured papers at IEDM 2016. The annual International Electron Devices Meeting is “the world's pre-eminent forum for reporting technological breakthroughs...

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December 2, 2016

Another kind of chip with carbon nanotubes

This is the second of a four-part series about IBM featured papers at IEDM 2016. The annual International Electron Devices Meeting is “the world's pre-eminent forum for reporting technological breakthroughs...

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December 2, 2016

Mapping hot spots at 10nm and below

This is the first of a four-part series about IBM featured papers at IEDM 2016. The annual International Electron Devices Meeting is “the world's pre-eminent forum for reporting technological breakthroughs...

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November 29, 2016

IBM Researchers Bring AI to Radiology at RSNA 2016

“When my father was misdiagnosed and administered the wrong medication placing him in a coma nearly 20 years ago, I saw firsthand the need for technology to help physicians make...

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November 28, 2016

Hear like a bat

Dynamic artificial bat ears enrich speech signals Bats use biosonar to navigate their night flights through jungles and forests. Their system of ultrasonic pulses can pinpoint sound more precisely than...

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November 22, 2016

Dr. Richard L. Garwin, The Problem-Solver

“I’m not a philosopher. I’m a physicist and a technician…you have ideas or you see needs and you think about them. Mostly I’ve done that.”

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November 14, 2016

Putting the “AI” in PowerAI

A Q&A with IBM Research’s Hillery Hunter IBM’s latest Power servers come with an AI twist. Optimized for deep learning, a new so-called PowerAI toolkit will “help train the systems...

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October 28, 2016

Making sense of language. Any language.

Language-independent entity linking makes sense of any text on the web Let's take a hypothetical sports headline: Philadelphia Beats New York in 34-26 Nail Biter! For applications like search or...

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October 24, 2016

Making “Cognitive Music” with IBM Watson

It’s no surprise to find music at the center of many important moments of our lives – think of a wedding march, a “Happy Birthday”, or even a funeral procession....

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October 19, 2016

A nanometer leap to trillions of transistors

IBM Research scientist Qing Cao develops way to link carbon nanotubes Scientists and engineers don’t need to wear clapboards in Times Square declaring “The end of Moore’s Law is near.”...

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October 18, 2016

Researchers reveal next-gen AI at World of Watson

Watson’s cognitive technology can sort sentiment in social media; it can “see” and analyze medical images to help doctors. It is today’s most powerful AI platform, being applied to everything...

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October 11, 2016

Food safety, security, and defense

Special Issue of the IBM Journal of Research and Development Food plays a crucial role in all of our lives, and this role is affected by food quality, availability, production,...

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September 26, 2016

Cell engineering can give IBM Watson “microscopic eyes”

What if your cells could actually see? Today, scientists at IBM Research’s Almaden lab in the Silicon Valley are pioneering a new field of discipline – cell engineering – that...

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September 21, 2016

Deep learning inference possible in embedded systems thanks to TrueNorth

Scientists at IBM Research – Almaden have demonstrated that the TrueNorth brain-inspired computer chip, with its 1 million neurons and 256 million synapses, can efficiently implement inference with deep networks...

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