IBM Research-Haifa

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High quality, lightweight and adaptable Text-to-Speech (TTS) using LPCNet

Recent advances in deep learning are dramatically improving the development of Text-to-Speech systems through more effective and efficient learning of voice and speaking styles of speakers and more natural generation of high-quality output speech.

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Four Papers Advance Computational Argumentation in IBM’s Project Debater

The latest work on computational argumentation from the IBM Project Debater research team group is being presented at the ACL 2019 conference. Three papers will be presented at the main conference and one more paper will be presented in the co-located Argument Mining Workshop.

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AI Models Predict Breast Cancer with Radiologist-Level Accuracy

Our team of IBM researchers published research in Radiology around a new AI model that can predict the development of malignant breast cancer in patients within the year, at rates comparable to human radiologists.

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RepMet: Representative-Based Metric Learning for Classification and Few-Shot Object Detection

Deep neural networks have demonstrated good results for few-shot learning. However, very few works have investigated the problem of few-shot object detection. A team of IBM researchers developed a novel approach for Distance Metric Learning (DML).

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Helping to Improve Medical Image Analysis with Deep Learning

Medical imaging creates tremendous amounts of data: many emergency room radiologists must examine as many as 200 cases each day, and some medical studies contain up to 3,000 images. Each patient’s image collection can contain 250GB of data, ultimately creating collections across organizations that are petabytes in size. Within IBM Research, we see potential in […]

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Video Scene Detection Using Optimal Sequential Grouping

Our team at IBM Research recently developed a new approach for automated video scene detection. Videos are used today for everything from entertainment and marketing to knowledge-sharing, news, and social journaling. Automated scene detection can help consumers and enterprises utilize this video content in new ways. Video scene detection is the task of temporally dividing […]

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Designing adaptive cyber-physical systems – from undersea monitoring to landing on Mars

Cyber-physical systems, or CPS for short, are sophisticated computer devices that work together to perform functions, control physical elements, and respond to human control. They are already being used in auto-pilot systems for aircraft, advanced robotic systems, smart grids, medical monitoring, and search and rescue. In fact, most Internet of Things (IoT) devices are CPS. […]

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IBM Fellow Awarded Levchin Prize for Contributions to Cryptography

We can all thank an elementary school teacher for keeping our electronic data safe and secure. Growing up in Argentina, and studying in Israel, not far from where his career started at IBM’s Haifa Lab, IBM Fellow and cryptographer, Hugo M. Krawczyk cites his third-grade teacher as one of his first influences. “She piqued my […]

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Cognitive AR to give you superhero vision

The other day my son asked me to explain what I do at work. I told him that our team builds technology that can answer your questions just by pointing your phone at what you’re trying to fix or understand. The augmented reality we’re developing will know what it is, and what to do – […]

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On blockchain and leaning in with new IBM Distinguished Engineer Vita Bortnikov

Vita Bortnikov has had to cross quite a few bridges – from her childhood in Ukraine, to choosing a career path after only two years in Israel, and through her years at IBM. What seemed like a cut-and-dried choice to 18-year-old Vita – mathematics or computers – has led to a successful and satisfying professional […]

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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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