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AI Holds Promise for Glaucoma, a Leading Global Cause of Blindness

IBM Research and New York University are using AI to analyze retina imaging data and help to assess the presence of glaucoma.

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Using Machine Learning to Develop Blood Test For Key Alzheimer’s Biomarker

Alzheimer’s disease, a terminal neurodegenerative disease, has historically been diagnosed based on observing significant memory loss.

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AI and the Eye: Deep Learning for Glaucoma Detection

Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness in the world, impacting approximately 2.7 million people in the U.S alone [1]. It is a complex set of diseases and, if left untreated, can lead to blindness. It’s a particularly large issue in Australia, where only 50% of all people who have it are actually diagnosed […]

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Bionics in Real Life

Controlling Prosthetic Limbs With Thought and AI Bionics is no longer the stuff of science fiction. For some amputees, the ability to carry out daily living activities depends on how efficiently and reliably they can bypass broken pathways between the brain and a prosthetic limb. Robust brain-machine interfaces can help restore mobility for these people. […]

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IoT and Machine Learning to Reduce Energy Use in Cooling Systems

A new approach to operating a building’s cooling system using machine learning techniques and Internet of Things (IoT) data can help to drive down energy consumption and costs, as the global demand for energy increases. The buildings sector is one of the largest energy-consuming entities, accounting for a staggering 40 percent of global energy consumption […]

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New research shows link between agrochemicals and risk of parasitic disease

Farmers worldwide face mounting pressure to increase agricultural yields to keep up with human population growth. Consequently, chemical use is on the rise – in many cases a cocktail of chemicals, from fertilizers to herbicides to insecticides. But in countries where human population growth is highest, including China, South East Asia and South America, these […]

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IBM Research at IJCAI: Pushing new AI frontiers from Down Under

For the first time in 26 years, Australia is hosting the globally revered International Joint Conference for Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI). The greatest minds in artificial intelligence (AI) from across the globe will descend on Melbourne next week to present the latest advancements in training machines to learn, reason and interact in a natural, human-like way.  […]

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Spotting Diabetic Retinopathy by analyzing medical images pixel by pixel

Medical images are a rich source of data for clinicians in their diagnosis and treatment of diseases. In fact, specialized fundus photography can help pinpoint tiny pathologies in the eyes of diabetics, revealing signs of diabetic retinopathy (DR), one of the world’s leading causes of blindness. In the vast majority of these cases, early detection […]

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Watson defining this era’s fashion zeitgeist

Fashion is a multi-billion-dollar industry with social and economic implications, worldwide. And this year’s Melbourne Spring Fashion Week (MSFW) was an opportunity for IBM Research to showcase how cognitive technology can transform how fashion designers engage and connect with their customers. This is the third year IBM has partnered with City of Melbourne for MSFW […]

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