Cognitive Computing

Cognitive computing will help autonomous vehicles share the road

It’s no secret that automakers and technology companies are racing to develop self-driving vehicles that will transform how we travel from place to place. What you may not know is that IBM has been inventing, patenting and innovating new technologies for the automotive industry for decades. For example, IBM recently partnered with Local Motors to […]

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Cognitive and Contextual Analytics for IT Services

 New Issue of the IBM Journal of Research and Development Our ability to monitor and collect data about IT (information technology) services, ranging from cloud and hosted-IT delivery models to maintenance services, has grown to unprecedented levels over the past few years. Our latest issue of the IBM Journal of Research and Development emphasizes new […]

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The Road Not Taken: Computer-generated poetry

Roses are red, the grass is green. Here’s how poems can be written by a creative machine. Every year, millions of Chinese families gather to watch a special celebration known as the Spring Festival Gala. It is the most watched television show in the world. This year’s gala included a special online sideshow, during which China’s Central […]

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IBM achieves new record in speech recognition

Depending on whom you ask, humans miss one to two words out of every 20 they hear. In a five-minute conversation, that could be as many 80 words. But, for most of us speech recognition isn’t a problem. Imagine, though, how difficult it is for a computer? Last year, IBM announced a major milestone in […]

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“When you plan too much you will miss the opportunities that come along”

After 37 years, Ton Engbersen has officially retired from IBM Research – Zurich. His career has spanned such diverse areas as image processing, chip design, communications technology, server technology, legacy management and innovation in outsourcing. In January 2017, Ton was appointed honorary professor of Data Science Engineering in the Institute of Artificial Intelligence & Cognitive Engineering (ALICE) of […]

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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 between more than 200 subway stations. Even with a map and a good sense of direction, it is not necessarily an easy place to navigate. […]

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A cognitive in-car companion to help us enjoy the journey

In Dublin, scientists from IBM Research – Ireland and University College Dublin (UCD) are developing and testing a Cognitive In-Car Companion as part of an EU H2020 / ECSEL co-funded project called ENABLE-S3 – an effort to accelerate the validation and application of highly automated systems in several domains, including automotive. The Irish use case […]

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Improving Healthcare in China with Cognitive Analytics

With the world’s largest population, China generates an unprecedented amount of medical data. It’s an ideal harvest ground for the development and application of cognitive solutions that extract insights from data to improve medical management. The landscape of Chinese healthcare has undergone huge transformation over the past 20 years. The digitization of medical records resulted […]

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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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Cognitive tech in drones could reduce infectious outbreaks

In 2012, neuroscientist, TEDTalker, inventor James Kozloski’s wife Sumali was in nursing school in Connecticut – just when the state was struggling to deal with some of the highest rates of hospital-acquired infections in the country. The outbreak, for example, contributed 914 cases of “super bug” Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus to the some 80,000 annual cases […]

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IBM 5 in 5: Hyperimaging and AI will give us superhero vision

I have been an electronics enthusiast ever since I was in elementary school. To put together an electronic device that interacts with the physical world in some way has been my passion and I still remember the excitement I felt when I built my first circuit in 6th grade – even though it was simply […]

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IBM 5 in 5: With AI, our words will be a window into our mental health

As a neuroscientist, I want to understand the brain. Beyond just the physical structures of neurons and the synapses, but how it works. How is it that we think? How is it that two pounds of protein and water can produce this amazing, complex organ that literally drives humanity? Ultimately, behavior is what the brain […]

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