Cognitive Computing

What if you knew a traffic jam was about to happen?

We all know that hitting rush hour traffic could mean a long drive home. And the most you can do is try to beat it by leaving just before or just after the predictable peak hours. But say there’s an unexpected combination of events; for example, a concert that just ended in a large stadium, […]

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Beats by AI

This post is part of a series recognizing unique IBM Research projects and their unexpected ties to pop culture, with “30” or “1986” being the common thread. The series will run once a week, celebrating the 30th anniversary of IBM Research – Almaden in San Jose, CA. In the spirit of this series’ “30” theme, […]

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The mechanisms of intelligence

Yasunori Yamada, a computational neuroscientist at IBM Research – Tokyo, has long been fascinated by human intelligence, consciousness and robots. “We humans can learn autonomously, behave flexibly, and exploit and adapt to an environment. But understanding the mechanisms of intelligence is no easy task,” Yasunori said. When Yasunori was in high school, he discovered Franz […]

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IBM’s “cool things” czar

A job title typically offers a modest description of a profession: accountant, attorney, engineer, scientist. Sometimes, though, they’re spontaneously bestowed on someone who brings a unique point of view to her profession. Which is how Maryam Ashoori, a computer scientist and designer by training, was named IBM’s “cool things czar.” Maryam joined IBM Research’s Cognitive […]

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Elevating working and living environments to a new level

How cognitive buildings are evolving to learn, adapt and react The famous German-American architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe said “Architecture starts when you carefully put two bricks together. There it begins.” “I wonder what he would think when we add IoT to those bricks,” said Joern Ploennigs, a scientist at IBM Research – Ireland, […]

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Deep Thunder now hyper-local on a global scale

Want to know the amount of rain two days from now in a specific location, down to a fraction of an inch, or the intensity of the rain? Our Deep Thunder weather technology was designed to deliver this type of hyper-local, specific weather forecast with upwards of 96 percent accuracy. And it’s about to become […]

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AI-driven discovery of chemical synthesis

Akihiro Kishimoto is a research staff member at IBM Research – Ireland working on a range of  projects in artificial intelligence, parallel and distributed computing and search. His interest in these technical fields grew from his passion for board games. And while a student at the University of Tokyo, he and three of his fellow […]

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Meet an IBM scientist who’s using cognitive computing to discover new materials

Imagine trying to discover a new type of metal which is malleable and can withstand heat and rust based not only on decades of internal research and patents, but also external sources, such as peer review papers. Now realize this could be possible at the click of a button. In the near future the processes […]

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Bot with wooden body keeps lectures lively

Hand-made telepresence robot helps improve classroom communication “Today’s lecture is about cognitive computing, and its impact on… blah, blah, blah…” The lecturer begins to drone on. And, worse, the students and lecturer are not physically in the same classroom. But such is life in today’s era of remote, video conference-style higher education options. Without a […]

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The science of tutoring Watson to understand Korean

Born and raised in India, Abe Ittycheriah, has had a fairly cosmopolitan upbringing. He’s also lived in Mexico City and St. Johns in Newfoundland; he went to high school in New Mexico and did his PhD in Electrical Engineering at Rutgers University in New Jersey. While Abe confesses that he isn’t multilingual, he is fluent […]

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In the ladybugs and llamas learning lab

I grew up in an extremely creative family; I have a trumpeter mom, guitarist dad and percussionist brother and stepfather. I am a cellist, and even earned a college scholarship for my playing. So, naturally, I became a computer scientist. I have always approached software development as creating works of interactive art, so the progression […]

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IBM and Next Einstein Forum launch visiting scientist program

IBM Research-Africa and the Next Einstein Forum have partnered on a new Visiting Scientist Program, where five of the 15 newly named NEF Fellows will have the opportunity to visit and lecture at one of IBM’s 12 global research labs. “The visiting scientists – full-time scientists at prestigious institutions and universities across the world – […]

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