IBM Research Editorial Staff

Towards Language Inference in Medicine

Recent times have witnessed significant progress in natural language understanding by AI, such as machine translation and question answering. A vital reason behind these developments is the creation of datasets, which use machine learning models to learn and perform a specific task. Construction of such datasets in the open domain often consists of text originating […]

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‘Show and Tell’ Helps AI Agent Align with Societal Values

As AI-powered autonomous agents play an increasingly large role in society, we must ensure that their behavior aligns with societal values. To this end, we developed a novel technique for training an AI agent to operate optimally in a given environment while following implicit constraints on its behavior. Our strategy incorporates a bottom-up (or demonstration-based) […]

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Ocean Tensor Package: General-Purpose Software for Tensor Computation

Recent years have brought a tremendous proliferation of hardware acceleration and computation devices such as GPUs and FPGAs to address the ever-increasing need for computational power. Deep learning, which requires the processing of large volumes of data through computationally intensive neural networks, has both been enabled by and driven the development of advanced computational hardware. […]

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Using AI to Create New Fragrances

Bringing Art and Science Together Skilled perfumers bring art and science together to design new fragrances, a talent that takes ten or more years to develop. Crafting a fragrance that leaves an impression is one of the most important components a consumer considers when forming a positive or negative opinion about everyday products like laundry […]

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Detecting the Magnetism of a Single Atom’s Nucleus

Our team at IBM Research − Almaden in Silicon Valley has detected the magnetism of a single atom’s nucleus, a feat that opens the door to using the nucleus as a way to sense and control magnetism at the atomic scale. This breakthrough, recently published in the journal Science, was achieved by measuring the magnetic […]

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AI and Human Creativity Go Hand in Hand

What does AI look like? You might say it looks like a robot, or flashing LEDs, or a waveform on a screen. But what would AI say AI looks like? To find out, IBM Research asked AI to draw us a picture… of itself. AI’s self-portrait was published in The New York Times today and, […]

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Sensemaker Series: IBM Researchers on Future Tech for Financial Services

The financial services industry faces mounting pressures to reduce costs, improve customer experience, compete with emerging players, and comply with new regulations. At the same time, IBM Research is driving innovations that will transform the financial services industries using technologies like AI, blockchain, quantum computing, IoT, cybersecurity, and cloud. These advances are surfacing new capabilities […]

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Threat Intelligence Computing for Efficient Cyber Threat Hunting

Threat discovery in cybersecurity is like scientific discovery: both start from observations, such as an anomalous cyber activity or an interesting fact; both require hypothesis conception, such as what malicious intent is behind the activity or what causes the fact; both develop hypotheses regarding additional observations and finally validate them. Our team at the IBM […]

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Podcast: Quantum in Financial Services

In this recent Waters Technology Wavelength podcast, IBM Industry Research VP Kathryn Guarini and IBM Q Strategy and Ecosystem VP Bob Sutor discuss IBM Q hardware, software, and research community advances in the quantum space, and explore what might be ahead, including applications for the financial services industry. In addition to the more than 100,000 individuals using […]

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Restoring Balance in Machine Learning Datasets

If you want to teach a child what an elephant looks like, you have an infinite number of options. Take a photo from National Geographic, a stuffed animal of Dumbo, or an elephant keychain; show it to the child; and the next time he sees an object which looks like an elephant he will likely […]

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Painting a Clearer Picture of the Heart with Machine Learning

Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) is a condition in which plaque forms on the walls of coronary arteries, causing them to narrow. Eventually, this could lead to a heart attack, or death. This condition is now the single largest health problem in the world, with over one million people in the US undergoing cardiac catheterization – […]

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We Have Winners! … Of The IBM Q Best Paper Award

To encourage more teachers and students to take advantage of the IBM Q Experience and the IBM Qiskit development platform, we announced in January a number of challenges and prizes to inspire people to take the quantum leap. We’re happy to announce the winners of the third IBM Q Award: the IBM Q Best Paper […]

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