Artificial Intelligence

Putting the “AI” in PowerAI

A Q&A with IBM Research’s Hillery Hunter IBM’s latest Power servers come with an AI twist. Optimized for deep learning, a new so-called PowerAI toolkit will “help train the systems to think and learn in a more human-like way, at a faster pace,” as announced at SC16, the International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, […]

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Cracking the Cancer Code with Watson Genomics

Since the time of Egyptians building pyramids, we’ve known about the impact cancer has on humankind. It is the second leading cause of death in the US1, based on data from 2010 through 2012, nearly 40 percent of Americans will develop it in their lifetime; one in four men and one in five women are […]

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Calling all Makers: Meet TJBot!

IBM is a community of makers, creators and thinkers. By nature we’re a curious group of people – always asking questions about what’s next, and within my team, what else is possible with artificial intelligence. We love teaming up with others who are passionate about the possibilities of technology, whether it be inspiring a new […]

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Progress in AI, through collaborative research

IBM’s Cognitive Horizons Network is advancing the science behind cognitive computing by working with the best minds It seems that every day we learn about a new application of cognitive computing. From identifying more effective cancer treatments to analyzing NBA draft picks, cognitive computing and artificial intelligence have arrived and are making a measurable difference […]

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Beats by AI

This post is part of a series recognizing unique IBM Research projects and their unexpected ties to pop culture, with “30” or “1986” being the common thread. The series will run once a week, celebrating the 30th anniversary of IBM Research – Almaden in San Jose, CA. In the spirit of this series’ “30” theme, […]

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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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IBM’s “cool things” czar

A job title typically offers a modest description of a profession: accountant, attorney, engineer, scientist. Sometimes, though, they’re spontaneously bestowed on someone who brings a unique point of view to her profession. Which is how Maryam Ashoori, a computer scientist and designer by training, was named IBM’s “cool things czar.” Maryam joined IBM Research’s Cognitive […]

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Blockchain, Open AI take top spots in World Economic Forum breakthroughs

Today the Top 10 Emerging Technologies 2016 list, compiled by the World Economic Forum’s Meta-Council on Emerging Technologies, was published. The list highlights technological advances its members believe have the power to improve lives, transform industries and safeguard the planet. “Horizon scanning for emerging technologies is crucial to staying abreast of developments that can radically transform […]

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AI-driven discovery of chemical synthesis

Akihiro Kishimoto is a research staff member at IBM Research – Ireland working on a range of  projects in artificial intelligence, parallel and distributed computing and search. His interest in these technical fields grew from his passion for board games. And while a student at the University of Tokyo, he and three of his fellow […]

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