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Using distributed learning to boost Watson’s Visual IQ


Quantity matters when training computers to accurately recognize what’s in an image. The more they see, the more they learn. But, training new visual recognition models from a large number...

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AI

June 30, 2017

Using an air cavity to boost the performance of a...


This week the International Microwave Symposium kicks off as part of Microwave Week 2017, where I am giving a talk on new phased array packaging developments for 5G communications. I...

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Microelectronics

June 6, 2017

Training Watson to see what’s on your plate


Today, we’re introducing our latest AI research in the form of a new beta feature: the IBM Watson Visual Recognition food model. This feature provides a built-in capability for recognizing...

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Cognitive Computing

May 18, 2017

Q and A with Tara Astigarraga, IBM Master Inventor is...


Earlier this month the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) announced the recipients of the 2016 AISES Professional of the Year Awards. Among those being honored was IBM Master...

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November 21, 2016

Building IBM’s inventions


When most visitors tour IBM’s Thomas J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, an hour north of New York City, they are often shown the wall of Fellows, a portrait...

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September 6, 2016

Accelerating early disease detection with nanobiotechnology


Imagine this scenario:  Annual physical examinations are supplemented by an affordable home diagnostic chip, allowing you to regularly monitor your baseline health with just a simple urine sample. Though outwardly...

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August 1, 2016

Materials scientists teach nanowires how to ‘dance’


The ultra-high vacuum electron microscope tucked away in a lab down a nondescript aisle on the ground floor of the IBM Thomas J Watson Research Center (itself tucked away in...

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July 29, 2016

Students try hand at cracking quantum code


This week I had the opportunity to return to the University of Waterloo, where I had been a visiting scholar while I was a PhD student at MIT...

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June 10, 2016

Taking microelectronics research to the atomic size future and beyond


At the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, N.Y., tucked between office desks and meeting rooms, there is approximately 40,000 square feet of cleanroom space which comprises the...

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June 3, 2016

The science of tutoring Watson to understand Korean


Born and raised in India, Abe Ittycheriah, has had a fairly cosmopolitan upbringing. He’s also lived in Mexico City and St. Johns in Newfoundland; he went to high school in...

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May 18, 2016

Farming at nanoscale dimensions


At IBM’s T. J. Watson Research Center we use a technique called self-assembly to grow and directly control nanostructures that could one day form parts of integrated circuits. Self-assembly looks...

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March 16, 2016