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IBM Scientists and Designers Mentor Start-Ups on Mandela Day in Jo’burg

Since 2009, on 18 July the world recognizes Mandela Day, to honor Nelson Mandela on his birthday. Part of Mandela’s huge legacy includes community service and volunteerism and IBM’s newest research lab in Johannesburg did its part to contribute with local start-ups. A few weeks ago IBM scientists and local design consultants spent the day […]

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Of Big Brains and Tiny Devices: Here Comes the Internet of the Body

How does a gifted student in Switzerland in the 1980s apply his talents? On precision mechanics and watchmaking, of course. Before becoming the multifaceted scientist he is today, Bruno Michel started out as a watchmaking apprentice. But at the time the watch industry was facing a challenging period and its four-century dominance was coming to […]

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Get Ready for the Sentiment of Things

Is 2017 the year of the “Sentiment of things”? It could be if IBM Research intern Anca-Nicoleta Ciubotaru has her way. She recently took 3rd place in a hackathon using IBM Bluemix and IBM Watson services for a unique project which uses human stimuli to adjust the lighting in a room. Can you introduce yourself? Anca-Nicoleta Ciubotaru (ANC): I was born in Pascani, […]

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Machine Learning on the Cloud and the Search for E.T.

Maybe E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial would have made it home faster if cloud computing was readily available in 1982. For those of you too young to know, E.T., the loveable alien in the blockbuster movie of the same name, was stranded on Earth after being abandoned its interstellar botanist colleagues. Eventually, E.T. is found in a […]

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60 of Kenya’s Top Talent Students Visit IBM’s Africa Lab

60 students visited IBM Research as part of Kenya’s Presidential Digital Talent Program. When the Cabinet Secretary Ministry of Kenya’s Information Communications & Technology (ICTA) contacted IBM’s Kenyan research lab three weeks ago IBM scientist Daby Sow was both excited and nervous. “The Minister wants to increase IBM’s presence in the community of Nairobi, particularly […]

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Microservices get amalgam8ed

Your favorite websites, the ones that stream movies or sell books, are all made of multiple microservices. These microservices – the homepage, the shopping cart, and the customer reviews, just to name three examples – need constant monitoring, maintenance and updates. While cloud native principles (rules for apps built in the cloud) allow developers to […]

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Bot with wooden body keeps lectures lively

Hand-made telepresence robot helps improve classroom communication “Today’s lecture is about cognitive computing, and its impact on… blah, blah, blah…” The lecturer begins to drone on. And, worse, the students and lecturer are not physically in the same classroom. But such is life in today’s era of remote, video conference-style higher education options. Without a […]

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Building my own weather app with Watson and Bluemix

I am from Moyvore, Westmeath in Ireland – about 100 kilometers from IBM’s research lab in Dublin, where I work. In the winter, when it’s particularly cold (around 5 degrees Celsius) at home, I need to leave the lab a bit early, before the roads ice over. As often happens, the temperature in Dublin is […]

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Special Issue of the IBM Journal of Research and Development: Managed Cloud Services

Cloud computing involves the delivery of on-demand computing resources, from applications to data centers, using the Internet. The field of managed cloud services brings together expertise and automation to manage end users’ compute, storage, and network resources. Such services also can help in the management of runtime components, operating systems, and middleware, as well as […]

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