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IBM Research AI: Advancing AI for industry and society

Solving AI’s moving-target search problem at IJCAI 2017

As we look to get from point A to point B, people increasingly have options that go beyond the typical bus or taxi. Various flavours of ride and car sharing are now available in cities worldwide, making getting around more convenient than ever. Yet, as anyone that uses such services knows, it can be difficult […]

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Two IBM Researchers to Speak at TEDGlobal 2017 in Africa

This week in Arusha, Tanzania, hundreds will gather for one of the most highly anticipated events of the year: TEDGlobal. The sold out event brings together entrepreneurs, business leaders,  technologists, dreamers and doers to talk about the challenges and opportunities on the African continent. Representing IBM’s Africa Labs scientists Drs. Abdigani Diriye and David Moinina […]

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Brain-Inspired AI: How Neuroscience Helps to Advance Machine Learning

While building artificial systems does not necessarily require copying nature — after all, airplanes fly without flapping their wings like birds — the history of AI and machine learning convincingly demonstrates that drawing inspirations from neuroscience and psychology can lead to significant breakthroughs, with deep neural networks and reinforcement learning being perhaps the two most […]

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Removing the hunch in data science with AI-based automated feature engineering

For data scientists, predictive modeling is the practice of predicting future outcomes using statistical models. Its increasing adoption in the field of AI includes diagnosing cancer, predicting hurricanes and optimizing supply chains, amongst other areas. However, the value of predictive modeling comes at the cost of practicing it. The cornerstone of successful predictive modeling, known […]

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IBM Research at IJCAI: Pushing new AI frontiers from Down Under

For the first time in 26 years, Australia is hosting the globally revered International Joint Conference for Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI). The greatest minds in artificial intelligence (AI) from across the globe will descend on Melbourne next week to present the latest advancements in training machines to learn, reason and interact in a natural, human-like way.  […]

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IBM Scientists and Designers Mentor Start-Ups on Mandela Day in Jo’burg

Since 2009, on 18 July the world recognizes Mandela Day, to honor Nelson Mandela on his birthday. Part of Mandela’s huge legacy includes community service and volunteerism and IBM’s newest research lab in Johannesburg did its part to contribute with local start-ups. A few weeks ago IBM scientists and local design consultants spent the day […]

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IBM Research achieves record deep learning performance with new software technology

IBM Research publishes close to ideal scaling with new distributed deep learning software which achieved record communication overhead.

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Learning to answer non-trivial questions: reasoning over knowledge bases with deep learning

While most of today’s question answering (QA) systems have proven adept at responding to simple questions about specific domains or topics, there’s a growing demand for systems that are able to answer questions across multiple, inexact domains and entities. New research from IBM Research’s AI Foundations team proposes how to overcome this challenge by creating […]

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Cognitive AR to give you superhero vision

The other day my son asked me to explain what I do at work. I told him that our team builds technology that can answer your questions just by pointing your phone at what you’re trying to fix or understand. The augmented reality we’re developing will know what it is, and what to do – […]

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IBM demos event-based gesture recognition using a brain-inspired chip at CVPR 2017

Event-based computation is a biologically-inspired paradigm for representing data as asynchronous events, much like neuron spikes in the brain. The Brain-Inspired Computing group at IBM Research – Almaden has built the first gesture-recognition system implemented end-to-end on event-based hardware. Combining the IBM TrueNorth neurosynaptic processor with an iniLabs Dynamic Vision Sensor (DVS), we trained a […]

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IBM Research at CVPR 2017: Helping AI systems to see with computer vision

This week IBM Research will be participating at the Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) in Honolulu, Hawaii from July 21 –25. As a major computer vision event, it’s a place for researchers, academics, students, and even investors to learn about the latest advances in the field. IBM’s presence this year includes multiple […]

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Grad student wins IBM Fellowship to Mimic Brain Architecture

S. R. Nandakumar, a graduate student in electrical engineering, has won a coveted IBM Ph.D. fellowship to support his work on computer systems that mimic the architecture of the human brain. He is currently interning at IBM’s Zurich Lab and we had the chance to ask him a few questions. Q. Last August IBM scientists published […]

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