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Four Papers Advance Computational Argumentation in IBM’s Project Debater

The latest work on computational argumentation from the IBM Project Debater research team group is being presented at the ACL 2019 conference. Three papers will be presented at the main conference and one more paper will be presented in the co-located Argument Mining Workshop.

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Label Set Operations (LaSO) Networks for Multi-Label Few-Shot Learning

Data augmentation is one of the leading methods to tackle the problem of few-shot learning, but current synthesis approaches only address the scenario of a single label per image, when in reality real life images may contain multiple objects. The IBM team came up with a novel technique for synthesizing samples with multiple labels.

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Helping to Improve Medical Image Analysis with Deep Learning

Medical imaging creates tremendous amounts of data: many emergency room radiologists must examine as many as 200 cases each day, and some medical studies contain up to 3,000 images. Each patient’s image collection can contain 250GB of data, ultimately creating collections across organizations that are petabytes in size. Within IBM Research, we see potential in […]

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Video Scene Detection Using Optimal Sequential Grouping

Our team at IBM Research recently developed a new approach for automated video scene detection. Videos are used today for everything from entertainment and marketing to knowledge-sharing, news, and social journaling. Automated scene detection can help consumers and enterprises utilize this video content in new ways. Video scene detection is the task of temporally dividing […]

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AI Learns the Art of Debate

Today, an artificial intelligence (AI) system engaged in the first ever live, public debates with humans. At an event held at IBM’s Watson West site in San Francisco, a champion debater and IBM’s AI system, Project Debater, began by preparing arguments for and against the statement: “We should subsidize space exploration.” Both sides then delivered […]

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Designing adaptive cyber-physical systems – from undersea monitoring to landing on Mars

Cyber-physical systems, or CPS for short, are sophisticated computer devices that work together to perform functions, control physical elements, and respond to human control. They are already being used in auto-pilot systems for aircraft, advanced robotic systems, smart grids, medical monitoring, and search and rescue. In fact, most Internet of Things (IoT) devices are CPS. […]

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New text-to-speech tool for DIY voiceovers — from soft, sad and sultry to scary

 The animation world is rich in lovable and memorable characters, each with its own unique voice and personality — and animators, writers, and designers keep coming up with even more new games, film ideas, villains, and heroes. Creating voiceovers for these characters is a time-consuming and expensive process that often involves holding auditions for voice […]

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Cognitive AR to give you superhero vision

The other day my son asked me to explain what I do at work. I told him that our team builds technology that can answer your questions just by pointing your phone at what you’re trying to fix or understand. The augmented reality we’re developing will know what it is, and what to do – […]

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On blockchain and leaning in with new IBM Distinguished Engineer Vita Bortnikov

Vita Bortnikov has had to cross quite a few bridges – from her childhood in Ukraine, to choosing a career path after only two years in Israel, and through her years at IBM. What seemed like a cut-and-dried choice to 18-year-old Vita – mathematics or computers – has led to a successful and satisfying professional […]

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How to find your grandmother in a wedding video

Or using cognitive computing to divide a video into scenes Searching through a video for a specific person, scene, or moment usually means a frustrating and painstaking ‘hunt and peck’ process. Wouldn’t it be great if you could just skip to where your 90-year-old grandmother boogies to Justin Timberlake at your wedding, without having to […]

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Building an open seamless science cloud

A Q&A with Ezra Silvera Ezra Silvera is an IBM researcher who has been tackling the challenge of massive scale data in the cloud’s virtual machines for over a decade. In plain English, he tries to get groups of computers to work together as one virtual machine, and process petabytes of data, without anyone knowing […]

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What if you knew a traffic jam was about to happen?

We all know that hitting rush hour traffic could mean a long drive home. And the most you can do is try to beat it by leaving just before or just after the predictable peak hours. But say there’s an unexpected combination of events; for example, a concert that just ended in a large stadium, […]

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