How inventing became a passion: Developing autonomous vehicles to help...


Working as the lead of IBM Research’s Strategic Initiative on Aging and being an IBM Master Inventor, my team and I think about how to best design autonomous vehicles through...

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March 15, 2018

Q&A with Will Scott: Innovative Young Engineer applying AI to...


Three IBM researchers have been named 2017 Innovative Young Engineers by the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). Griselda Bonilla, Kun Hun, and Will Scott joined the the nation’s 82 brightest...

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November 9, 2017

Q&A with the Great Nephew of Alan Turing


Carrying on the legacy of a famous relative is a no easy task, particularly for someone as renown as Alan Turing, who is widely considered to be the father of...

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May 5, 2017

Realizing a barrier-free society


Field experiment at a busy shopping district in Tokyo Tokyo’s underground consists of miles of pedestrian walkways, extensive shopping arcades and a subway network. It stretches for hundreds of kilometers...

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February 14, 2017

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 7, 2016

Bot with wooden body keeps lectures lively


Hand-made telepresence robot helps improve classroom communication “Today’s lecture is about cognitive computing, and its impact on… blah, blah, blah…” The lecturer begins to drone on. And, worse, the students...

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May 23, 2016

Data science for a better world


Saška Mojsilović led the creation of the Ebola Open Data Jam in 2014. A community effort which helped to identify, inventory and classify all open data sources related to the...

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January 21, 2016

IBM Fellow Chieko Asakawa awarded Medal of Honor


Awarded in Japan's Emperor's name, the Medal of Honor with Purple Ribbon is given to outstanding contributors in valuable invention, creation, and modernization in academic and artistic fields. IBM Fellow...

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April 29, 2013

Seeing the potential in digitized Braille


IBM Fellow Chieko Asakawa recalls the painstaking process of translating her textbooks to Braille when she was in college. No Braille textbooks were available, so family members read while Chieko...

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November 21, 2012

Japan Braille Library digitizing books for the blind


The Japan Braille Library is creating digital versions of international standards-based Braille books, and audio books to improve accessibility for the visually impaired who may not have access to printed...

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November 7, 2011

Seeing and feeling shapes described by a stream of sound


Researchers at IBM’s lab in Tokyo have developed a new method to convert visual shapes on the web into a real-time stream of sound to help visually impaired better understand...

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November 2, 2011