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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IBM Research-Africa

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

Building an inclusive society on the web

In an effort to improve Web accessibility of public services for every Japanese citizen, including the elderly and disabled, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) developed Operational Models...

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August 3, 2011