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Harnessing The Power of Quantum Computing To Speed Up The Study Of Magnetic Materials

Magnetic materials could be at the forefront of an upcoming revolution in electronics.

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Quantum Risk Analysis

Using quantum algorithms, we have developed a new approach to risk analysis, provideing a significant speed increase over established classical algorithms.

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The Fundamentals of Mass Transport in Biopatterning

The patterning of molecules is critical in applications including microarrays, tissue engineering, biosensors, biomaterials and fundamental cell studies.

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Privacy by Design for Financial Services Organizations in the GDPR Era

IBM Research understands data privacy for a modern business and has developed state-of-the-art solutions for protecting data in the GDPR era.

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In-Memory Computing Using Photonic Memory Devices

IBM researchers discover that in-memory computing on an integrated photonic chip has the ability to further transform the computing landscape.

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NeuNetS: Automating Neural Network Model Synthesis for Broader Adoption of AI

On December 14, 2018, IBM released NeuNetS, a fundamentally new capability that addresses the skills gap for the development of latest AI models for a wide range of business domains. NeuNetS uses AI to automatically synthesize deep neural network models faster and easier than ever before, scaling up the adoption of AI by companies and […]

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TAPAS: Frugally Predicting the Accuracy of a Neural Network Prior to Training

Constructing a neural network model for each new dataset is the ultimate nightmare for every data scientist. What if you could forecast the accuracy of the neural network earlier thanks to accumulated experience and approximation? This was the goal of a recent project at IBM Research and the result is TAPAS or Train-less Accuracy Predictor […]

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The Pockels Effect on Silicon: A New Material for Ultra-Fast Data Transfer

As data grows, so does the energy consumption required to store and process it, which is why scientists around the world are turning to light (photonics) as a means of moving data. The Pockels effect, an important phenomenon in certain materials, allows changing the optical properties of the material through an electrical stimulus. The effect […]

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Addressing Climate Change at a Major Source: Buildings

Can silica gel desiccant packs, often found in shoe boxes and electronics, be the answer to our energy challenges for buildings? A four-year project proves yes, sort of. According to the European Commission, heating and cooling in buildings and industry accounts for half of the EU’s energy consumption, and fossil fuels generate 84 percent of […]

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Restoring Balance in Machine Learning Datasets

If you want to teach a child what an elephant looks like, you have an infinite number of options. Take a photo from National Geographic, a stuffed animal of Dumbo, or an elephant keychain; show it to the child; and the next time he sees an object which looks like an elephant he will likely […]

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Monitoring FISH Assays in Real Time

Combining our expertise in biology and microfluidics in a collaborative project with Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, our research group at IBM Research-Zurich developed a new method for designing fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) assays capable of accurately characterizing the hybridization kinetics for any given set of probes or target sequences. What’s so great […]

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Corpus Conversion Service Makes PDF Content Discoverable

This week, my team from IBM Research will debut a massively scalable document ingestion system, the Corpus Conversion Service, at the prestigious ACM Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD 2018) in London. Our AI-based cloud system can ingest 100,000 PDF pages per day (even of scanned documents) on a single blade server with […]

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