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Setting the bar for variational quantum algorithms using high-performance classical simulations

In the recently published Nature Physics research paper, we, along with our colleague Dr. David Gosset, associate professor at the University of Waterloo's Institute of Quantum Computing, show that certain properties of shallow quantum circuits on a two-dimensional grid of qubits can be simulated classically in time that grows only linearly with the number of qubits.

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How the world’s first smartwatch inspired cutting-edge AI 

Between 2000 and 2001, IBM Research made headlines when it launched an internet-enabled designer watch running Linux, an open-source operating system. Dubbed WatchPad, its aim was to demonstrate the capabilities of the then-novel OS for mobile and embedded devices.

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Fine-grained visual recognition for mobile AR technical support

Our team of researchers recently published paper “Fine-Grained Visual Recognition in Mobile Augmented Reality for Technical Support,” in IEEE ISMAR 2020, which outlines an augmented reality (AR) solution that our colleagues in IBM Technology Support Services use to increase the rate of first-time fixes and reduce the mean time to recovery from a hardware disruption.

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IBM 5 in 5: Radically Accelerating the Process of Discovery will Enable Our Sustainable Future

This year’s IBM "5 in 5" predictions focus on accelerating the discovery of new materials to enable a more sustainable future. In line with the United Nation’s global call-to-action through its Sustainable Development Goals, IBM researchers are working to speed up the discovery of new materials that will address significant worldwide problems.

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IBM device paves the way for 5G to reach full potential

5G, the next evolution of wireless communication standards, is already here – but it’s not possible to use it all the time just yet. A portable device and software stack developed by IBM that works with the millimeter-wave band of 5G can change that.

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VLSI 2020: IBM Research Highlights Nanosheet, AI Processor and Photonics Advances

At VLSI 2020, IBM Research is spotlighting key developments for hybrid cloud infrastructure and AI, marked by improvements in performance, energy efficiency, area scaling, and new workloads.

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IBM Takes Its Quantum Computer to Japan to Launch Country-Wide Quantum Initiative

IBM quantum computing hardware comes to Japan – thanks to a new initiative between IBM and the University of Tokyo.

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Archaeologists Seek to Unearth Mysterious Geoglyphs in Peru Using IBM AI and Geospatial Data

After uncovering a new Nasca Line formation with IBM Watson Machine Learning Accelerator on IBM Power Systems, Yamagata University will deploy IBM PAIRS in the hopes of further discoveries with AI.

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Unlocking a 140-year-old Secret in Physics

In a new study in the journal Nature, an IBM Research-led collaboration describes an exciting breakthrough in a 140-year-old mystery in physics — one that enables us to unlock the physical characteristics of semiconductors in much greater detail and aid in the development of new and improved semiconductor materials.

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Quantum computation center opens

IBM continues its push toward large-scale adoption of quantum computing with the opening of the first IBM Quantum Computation Center in Poughkeepsie, New York.

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IBM Research Contributes to z15 Launch with Hybrid Cloud, Security Breakthroughs

Today, IBM is launching the new z15 mainframe, the culmination of four years of collaborative development company-wide, with a focus on meeting crucial customer data security and privacy needs across hybrid multicloud environments. To build this ground-breaking new system to meet these client demands, IBM Research partnered with IBM Systems to help develop a new […]

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World’s First Quantum Computing Safe Tape Drive

Ten months ago we assembled a team from IBM Research in Switzerland and IBM tape developers based in Tucson, Arizona, to try to build something which has never been built before to address a risk that may not materialize for another decade or more. As you can tell, we love a good challenge.

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