Cloud Computing

On blockchain and leaning in with new IBM Distinguished Engineer Vita Bortnikov

Vita Bortnikov has had to cross quite a few bridges – from her childhood in Ukraine, to choosing a career path after only two years in Israel, and through her years at IBM. What seemed like a cut-and-dried choice to 18-year-old Vita – mathematics or computers – has led to a successful and satisfying professional […]

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From IoT and vines grow the fruits of innovation

Innovation is a company principle shared by both IBM and E. & J. Gallo Winery, the world’s largest family-owned winery, headquartered in Modesto, California. While the Internet of Things (IoT) and wine don’t seem like obvious partners, the two companies found a common purpose focused on growing the best quality grapes while optimizing the amount […]

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How to find your grandmother in a wedding video

Or using cognitive computing to divide a video into scenes Searching through a video for a specific person, scene, or moment usually means a frustrating and painstaking ‘hunt and peck’ process. Wouldn’t it be great if you could just skip to where your 90-year-old grandmother boogies to Justin Timberlake at your wedding, without having to […]

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Get Ready for the Sentiment of Things

Is 2017 the year of the “Sentiment of things”? It could be if IBM Research intern Anca-Nicoleta Ciubotaru has her way. She recently took 3rd place in a hackathon using IBM Bluemix and IBM Watson services for a unique project which uses human stimuli to adjust the lighting in a room. Can you introduce yourself? Anca-Nicoleta Ciubotaru (ANC): I was born in Pascani, […]

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Building an open seamless science cloud

A Q&A with Ezra Silvera Ezra Silvera is an IBM researcher who has been tackling the challenge of massive scale data in the cloud’s virtual machines for over a decade. In plain English, he tries to get groups of computers to work together as one virtual machine, and process petabytes of data, without anyone knowing […]

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Machine Learning on the Cloud and the Search for E.T.

Maybe E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial would have made it home faster if cloud computing was readily available in 1982. For those of you too young to know, E.T., the loveable alien in the blockbuster movie of the same name, was stranded on Earth after being abandoned its interstellar botanist colleagues. Eventually, E.T. is found in a […]

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Q and A with Tara Astigarraga, IBM Master Inventor is recipient of AISES Technical Excellence Award

Earlier this month the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) announced the recipients of the 2016 AISES Professional of the Year Awards. Among those being honored was IBM Master Inventor Tara Astigarraga who received the Technical Excellence award for her contributions to science, engineering and technology. As an enrolled member of the Choctaw Nation […]

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60 of Kenya’s Top Talent Students Visit IBM’s Africa Lab

60 students visited IBM Research as part of Kenya’s Presidential Digital Talent Program. When the Cabinet Secretary Ministry of Kenya’s Information Communications & Technology (ICTA) contacted IBM’s Kenyan research lab three weeks ago IBM scientist Daby Sow was both excited and nervous. “The Minister wants to increase IBM’s presence in the community of Nairobi, particularly […]

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Ryerson looks to expand collaborations in Africa with IBM

Several weeks ago IBM officially switched on the “open for business” sign at its research lab in Johannesburg, South Africa with a grand opening event. More than 150 guests were treated to a tour of the lab which included demos showing how IBM scientists are using cognitive computing, the Internet of Things and Big Data to support […]

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Watson defining this era’s fashion zeitgeist

Fashion is a multi-billion-dollar industry with social and economic implications, worldwide. And this year’s Melbourne Spring Fashion Week (MSFW) was an opportunity for IBM Research to showcase how cognitive technology can transform how fashion designers engage and connect with their customers. This is the third year IBM has partnered with City of Melbourne for MSFW […]

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Predicting disk failures for reliable clouds

When IT equipment in data centers fail, valuable information and economic resources are at stake. Downtimes in data centers are notoriously expensive. According to the Emerson Network Power Study, nearly $9,000 US are lost for every minute a data center is missing in action. Four scientists at IBM Research – Zurich have devised an algorithm […]

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