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IoT and Machine Learning to Reduce Energy Use in Cooling Systems

A new approach to operating a building’s cooling system using machine learning techniques and Internet of Things (IoT) data can help to drive down energy consumption and costs, as the global demand for energy increases. The buildings sector is one of the largest energy-consuming entities, accounting for a staggering 40 percent of global energy consumption […]

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Publishing in The Lancet’s EBioMedicine: New research in AI pushes frontiers in epileptic seizure prediction

Today, The Lancet’s EBioMedicine journal will publish a study led by scientists from IBM Research-Australia and the University of Melbourne marking important progress in personalized seizure forecasting with AI. The findings, described in a paper titled ‘Epileptic Seizure Prediction using Big Data and Deep Learning: Toward a Mobile System,’ present new results in epileptic seizure […]

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Watson’s detective work could help stop the silent thief of sight

Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness worldwide. The disease progresses very slowly and destroys vision gradually, starting with the side vision and narrowing over time.  It often remains undetected until irreversible eye sight is lost at later stages. It’s no surprise then, that glaucoma has earned a reputation as the silent thief of […]

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Watson defining this era’s fashion zeitgeist

Fashion is a multi-billion-dollar industry with social and economic implications, worldwide. And this year’s Melbourne Spring Fashion Week (MSFW) was an opportunity for IBM Research to showcase how cognitive technology can transform how fashion designers engage and connect with their customers. This is the third year IBM has partnered with City of Melbourne for MSFW […]

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Measuring the Sun

Analyzing cloud and car movement for a perfect solar forecast  The 3,000 km World Solar Challenge route runs north to south through the Australian outback, from Darwin to Adelaide. That means the critical component in the race – the sun – will slowly arc over the cars’ panels from left to right. The sun’s position, […]

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Staring at the Sun

IBM Research solar camera watches for, predicts solar energy The best solar panel only converts about 20 percent of the sun’s rays hitting its surface into usable electricity. On a perfect day at sea level, that panel could generate approximately 200 watts of electricity per square meter. Introduce clouds, shade from trees, or dust in […]

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