Cognitive Computing

Scaling Wimbledon’s video production of highlight reels through AI technology

Demonstrating the continual innovation that takes place around its major sporting events, IBM Research and IBM iX are teaming up to provide “Cognitive Highlights” to The Championships, Wimbledon, the oldest tennis tournament in the world, to demonstrate how AI technology can scale and accelerate the video production process for any media, sports or entertainment company. […]

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Automating low-level tasks for data scientists

Data scientists are among the most sought after professionals in the IT industry. In 2012, Harvard Business Review called data scientist “the sexiest job of the 21st century.” The professionals turn raw data into actionable insights that help drive business value or, sometimes, even disrupt industries or create entirely new ones. Surprisingly, however, data scientists […]

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New app lets crowds use their phones to display a single message

More than 4 million people, across every state in the US, participated in the January 22 Women’s March. And the recent Earth Day marches spanned six continents. The messages were clear – but there were hundreds if not thousands of them (from pink knitted caps, to “There’s No Planet B” scrawled on cardboard signs). I […]

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The power of blockchain + Watson

The impact of disruptive digital technologies like artificial intelligence and blockchain goes well beyond finance and payments, touching all aspects of the real economy. This is an underappreciated fact, and it’s what makes these technologies so exciting. Now, a new application developed by IBM Research that fuses artificial intelligence into blockchain opens up further possibilities […]

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A funny thing happened on my way to Maker Faire

Normally on Friday mornings, I’d be winding my way up a canyon in the hills south of San Jose to IBM Research – Almaden, where I work as an advisory engineer and scientist for our research in magnetoelectonics, spintronics and related fields. Instead, thanks to an amazing confluence of my IBM work and my outside […]

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Training Watson to see what’s on your plate

Today, we’re introducing our latest AI research in the form of a new beta feature: the IBM Watson Visual Recognition food model. This feature provides a built-in capability for recognizing 2,000+ different foods within images, providing enhanced specificity and accuracy in this content domain compared to Visual Recognition’s general tagging feature. Using the food model, […]

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Facilitating peer review with cognitive computing

Applying for or allocating funding for scientific research takes up a significant amount of time and energy, both from the scientists and the national foundations that evaluate the science itself. Almost 10 percent of the NSF budget is allocated to the review and management of awards, and this figure is nearly 20 percent for the […]

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Millennial IBM scientists revolutionize cyber security operations from idea to product

Every year, CareerCast publishes a widely-reported list of the top 10 most stressful jobs. The 2017 list includes some obvious careers including military service, firefighter, and police officer, who risk their lives every day. The list also includes several less life-threatening jobs including TV news broadcaster and taxi driver. But what if you had the […]

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Quantum’s advantage solves black box bit riddle

How IBM Q learns parity with noise Quantum theory met practice in the Nature Quantum Information paper, “Demonstration of quantum advantage in machine learning” when colleagues at IBM Research and I collaborated with scientists at Raytheon BBN to demonstrate one of the first proven examples of a quantum computer’s advantage over a classical computer. By […]

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Featured patent: Machine learning models for drug discovery

The desire to improve people’s health and lives inspires us as inventors. Drug discovery is a time-consuming and laborious process. By conservative estimates, it now takes at least 10 to 15 years and $500 million to $2 billion to bring a single drug to market. Furthermore, there is a widening productivity gap: research and development […]

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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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Using AI and science to predict heart failure

Heart disease has been the leading cause of death for decades in the United States so it’s no surprise that heart failure rates, which is a specific type of heart disease characterized by when the heart is too weak to pump blood throughout the body, are on the rise. In fact, the number of American […]

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