IBM Research-Brazil

Articles related to people and projects from IBM Research-Brazil.

GANs for Good: Digitizing Sketches of the Earth’s Surface with the AI Behind Deep Fakes

Scientists in IBM Research-Brazil developed a method based on GANs and hand sketches to generate realistic synthetic seismic images.

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Graphene Puts Nanomaterials In Their Place

Nanomaterials offer unique optical and electrical properties and bottom-up integration within industrial semiconductor manufacturing processes. However, they also present one of the most challenging research problems. In essence, semiconductor manufacturing today lacks methods for depositing nanomaterials at predefined chip locations without chemical contamination. We think that graphene, one of the thinnest, strongest, most flexible and most […]

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Smarter Farms: Watson Decision Platform for Agriculture

Bringing the power of Watson to farmers Agriculture, a $2.4 trillion industry, is a foundation of economies worldwide. Factors such as climate change, population growth and food security concerns have propelled the industry into seeking more innovative approaches to protecting and improving crop yield. As a result, artificial intelligence is steadily emerging as part of […]

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No Farms, No Food

AI-powered technology will help farmers health-check soil and water Agriculture consumes more than 70 percent of the world’s annual water usage. With small farms producing nearly 80 percent of food for the developing world, ensuring the quality and safety of our water supply is critical. Environmental analysis for agriculture often relies on expensive and time-consuming […]

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AI and the Future of Oil

IBM and Galp, a Portuguese energy group with a global footprint, have developed an AI-based advisor to enhance seismic interpretation in the oil and gas exploration area. This tool can facilitate creation of enhanced geological models, risk assessment of new prospects, and optimization of the placement of new oil wells. As global energy consumption increases […]

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Two IBM Researchers to Speak at TEDGlobal 2017 in Africa

This week in Arusha, Tanzania, hundreds will gather for one of the most highly anticipated events of the year: TEDGlobal. The sold out event brings together entrepreneurs, business leaders,  technologists, dreamers and doers to talk about the challenges and opportunities on the African continent. Representing IBM’s Africa Labs scientists Drs. Abdigani Diriye and David Moinina […]

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Big oil’s next gusher is at the nanoscale

Last year the world consumed almost 97 million barrels of oil per day. What if I told you that many more barrels still remain in those same wells? Deep inside the rock, 60 percent and more of a reservoir’s oil remains trapped in capillaries which are sometimes only tens to hundreds of nanometers wide (For […]

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Pathologists Look Forward to a Future with Deep Learning and Neural Networks

Deep learning and neural networks are making significant progress in identifying cancer mitosis. A critical step in the diagnosis of cancer is the analysis of a patient’s biopsy tissue sample, which sometimes can be as small as a pinhead. Even with such a small sample, pathologists can test for the absence or presence of tumor cells […]

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