IBM Research-Ireland

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New model augments visual recognition to help AI identify unfamiliar objects

Applications of AI are quickly becoming ubiquitous, powered by algorithms that learn from large amounts of data. Humans, on the other hand, learn very differently: they are able to reason based on a small number of assumptions and a set of logical rules. Our IBM Research team designed a method capable of combining these two […]

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Using Deep Learning to Forecast Ocean Waves

IBM Research-Ireland is using AI techniques such as deep learning to forecast a physical process; namely, ocean waves.

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Hacking an e-bike to help cyclists avoid breathing in polluted air

Everyone knows that cycling is an excellent aerobic sport, but its benefits are less clear when cyclists are riding and exposed to polluted air in dense urban environments. But what if a cognitive technology could help by decreasing the amount of pollution they breathe in? A project led by Professors David Timoney and Professor Robert […]

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Using predictive analytics to address bus bunching, keep people moving

In Dublin, like many cities globally, public transportation is promoted as the preferred mode of travel to address growing traffic and congestion problems. The bus network is the work horse of the transportation system, facilitating mass movement of people across the city. To facilitate this, many bus service providers operate routes with a high frequency […]

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Automating low-level tasks for data scientists

Data scientists are among the most sought after professionals in the IT industry. In 2012, Harvard Business Review called data scientist “the sexiest job of the 21st century.” The professionals turn raw data into actionable insights that help drive business value or, sometimes, even disrupt industries or create entirely new ones. Surprisingly, however, data scientists […]

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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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Designing new materials with data-centric systems

For decades, researchers have used high performance computing (HPC) to simulate systems at ever-growing speeds and scales. Recently, the design of HPC systems has started to evolve to handle and exploit the vast amounts of data now produced by both models and real-world data-sources, a paradigm IBM calls Data-Centric Computing (DCS). DCS provides a flexible […]

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Building cognitive IoT solutions using data assimilation

How can we predict, with certainty, the motion or direction of clouds in the sky? How can we track an oil spill in the ocean, locate a gas leak in a city, or identify an arterial blockage in our bodies? Data assimilation methods can be used across a range of cognitive IoT applications to do […]

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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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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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Building my own weather app with Watson and Bluemix

I am from Moyvore, Westmeath in Ireland – about 100 kilometers from IBM’s research lab in Dublin, where I work. In the winter, when it’s particularly cold (around 5 degrees Celsius) at home, I need to leave the lab a bit early, before the roads ice over. As often happens, the temperature in Dublin is […]

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