Cognitive Computing

Identifying skin cancer with computer vision

Skin cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the United States. Over five million cases are diagnosed each year, costing the U.S. healthcare system over $8 billion. More than 100,000 of these cases involve melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, which leads to over 9,000 deaths a year, and the numbers continue to […]

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Calling all Makers: Meet TJBot!

IBM is a community of makers, creators and thinkers. By nature we’re a curious group of people – always asking questions about what’s next, and within my team, what else is possible with artificial intelligence. We love teaming up with others who are passionate about the possibilities of technology, whether it be inspiring a new […]

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Making sense of language. Any language.

Language-independent entity linking makes sense of any text on the web Let’s take a hypothetical sports headline: Philadelphia Beats New York in 34-26 Nail Biter! For applications like search or question answering, we’d like today’s computers to analyze this piece of text (based on the context, of course) and make sense out of the “entities” […]

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Making “Cognitive Music” with IBM Watson

It’s no surprise to find music at the center of many important moments of our lives – think of a wedding march, a “Happy Birthday”, or even a funeral procession. Music is deeply tied to the human experience; each song and each moment is personal to the listener. Over the last year, Watson has been […]

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Researchers reveal next-gen AI at World of Watson

Watson’s cognitive technology can sort sentiment in social media; it can “see” and analyze medical images to help doctors. It is today’s most powerful AI platform, being applied to everything from the most cutting edge cancer research to oil exploration, educational toys and the world’s most complex financial systems. Watson’s capabilities were born in IBM […]

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IBM and Hartree Centre collaboration makes significant progress in first year

In 1907 German chemists at Henkel AG combined sodium silicate with sodium perborate, which when mixed with boiling water resulted in a self-acting textile-friendly and odorless bleach they eventually branded Persil. Nearly 100 years later Persil remains the detergent of choice for millions of households, manufactured and sold globally by multi-nationals including Unilever and Henkel. Those […]

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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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Cell engineering can give IBM Watson “microscopic eyes”

What if your cells could actually see? Today, scientists at IBM Research’s Almaden lab in the Silicon Valley are pioneering a new field of discipline – cell engineering – that uses cells as sensors to transmit new information to researchers about disease and the environment. In collaboration with University of California-San Francisco, our lab will […]

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Deep learning inference possible in embedded systems thanks to TrueNorth

Scientists at IBM Research – Almaden have demonstrated that the TrueNorth brain-inspired computer chip, with its 1 million neurons and 256 million synapses, can efficiently implement inference with deep networks that approach state-of-the-art classification accuracy on several vision and speech datasets. This will open up the possibilities of embedding intelligence in the entire computing stack […]

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Progress in AI, through collaborative research

IBM’s Cognitive Horizons Network is advancing the science behind cognitive computing by working with the best minds It seems that every day we learn about a new application of cognitive computing. From identifying more effective cancer treatments to analyzing NBA draft picks, cognitive computing and artificial intelligence have arrived and are making a measurable difference […]

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Thinking design in the lab

If you stand outside Almaden’s auditorium long enough, you will hear a series of gentle pings to your right. Look that way and you’ll see four white marbles, each bouncing around the insides of its own glass terrarium. These bulbous terrariums, small enough to cradle in the palm of your hand, hang from black bungee […]

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Security intelligence

Special Issue of the IBM Journal of Research and Development Cybersecurity is among the most important and pressing challenges of our times. The inadequacy of perimeter-based security controls in protecting enterprises is demonstrated in the increase in the scale, scope, and frequency of cyber-attacks confronting enterprises today. As noted by guest editor and IBM Fellow […]

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