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

Real-Time Sequential Decision-Making by Autonomous Agents

A new approach to real-time sequential decision-making represents a step towards autonomous agents that can make critical decisions in real time.

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Emerging Leaders: Female scientists driving our global research agenda

As March 8, 2018 marks International Women’s Day, this year’s campaign is a #PressforProgress – focusing on gender parity in the community and in the workplace. Since early days at IBM, we have always been led by Thomas J. Watson Jr.’s famous 1953 memo: “It is the policy of this organization to hire people who […]

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IBM scientists demo social simulator

Real life is taking a step closer to The Sims video game series. This week at SuperComputing 17 in Denver, Colorado, the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) is introducing series of demos, including new research from IBM scientists in Japan which can simulate social situations such as shopping at the mall or an emergency […]

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Bio-inspired machine learning goes open source

Since our bio-inspired machine learning technology “Dynamic Boltzmann Machine (DyBM)” debuted in the fall of 2015, we received many comments on the music demo and human evolution image that we used to show how an artificial neural network learns about different topics in different formats. Many developers expressed interest in using the code to let […]

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IoT neurons go macro, go global with DyBM

Imagine covering the globe with a sheet of artificial, internet-enabled neurons. And these Internet of Things (IoT) neurons could send their local information to other neurons just like the synapses in our brains. For example, a ground temperature neuron at one location gets collected and shared with air quality neurons, and vice versa. This spatio-temporal […]

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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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IBM Research at CVPR 2017: Helping AI systems to see with computer vision

This week IBM Research will be participating at the Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) in Honolulu, Hawaii from July 21 –25. As a major computer vision event, it’s a place for researchers, academics, students, and even investors to learn about the latest advances in the field. IBM’s presence this year includes multiple […]

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IBM’s Spark scientists show off their latest code at Summit

Since its inaugural event in 2013, thousands of developers, scientists, analysts, researchers and executives from around the globe have trekked to the Spark Summit to talk about how the open source processing engine known as Apache Spark can apply big data, machine learning and data science to deliver new insights. With more than 1,000 contributors […]

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Realizing a barrier-free society

Field experiment at a busy shopping district in Tokyo Tokyo’s underground consists of miles of pedestrian walkways, extensive shopping arcades and a subway network. It stretches for hundreds of kilometers between more than 200 subway stations. Even with a map and a good sense of direction, it is not necessarily an easy place to navigate. […]

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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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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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Serving up sake bistro analysis

Don’t let a sea of unstructured data hide good sake What makes a good Japanese sake? Sake is sensitive to temperature. Flavor changes as it is served cold, room temperature, heated warm or hot. Particularly, heating sake to a preferred temperature in a precise amount of time is no easy task to master. Oh, and […]

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