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Archaeologists Seek to Unearth Mysterious Geoglyphs in Peru Using IBM AI and Geospatial Data

After uncovering a new Nasca Line formation with IBM Watson Machine Learning Accelerator on IBM Power Systems, Yamagata University will deploy IBM PAIRS in the hopes of further discoveries with AI.

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High quality, lightweight and adaptable Text-to-Speech (TTS) using LPCNet

Recent advances in deep learning are dramatically improving the development of Text-to-Speech systems through more effective and efficient learning of voice and speaking styles of speakers and more natural generation of high-quality output speech.

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AI Enables Foreign Language Study Abroad, No Travel Required

Working with IBM Research, RPI has created a first-of-its-kind, six-week credit-bearing course in Mandarin taught in the school’s Cognitive and Immersive Systems Laboratory.

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TJBot goes digital, and more playground adventures

Last November we introduced TJBot – an open source, programmable cardboard robot powered by Watson services – to help demonstrate what’s possible with artificial intelligence. Outfitted with a camera, microphone, speaker, servo and LED, TJBot has charmed makers, developers, students and creators of all ages.  The global community of TJBot enthusiasts continues to grow, as […]

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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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The power of blockchain + Watson

The impact of disruptive digital technologies like artificial intelligence and blockchain goes well beyond finance and payments, touching all aspects of the real economy. This is an underappreciated fact, and it’s what makes these technologies so exciting. Now, a new application developed by IBM Research that fuses artificial intelligence into blockchain opens up further possibilities […]

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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 2,000+ different foods within images, providing enhanced specificity and accuracy in this content domain compared to Visual Recognition’s general tagging feature. Using the food model, […]

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IBM achieves new record in speech recognition

Depending on whom you ask, humans miss one to two words out of every 20 they hear. In a five-minute conversation, that could be as many 80 words. But, for most of us speech recognition isn’t a problem. Imagine, though, how difficult it is for a computer? Last year, IBM announced a major milestone in […]

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Hear like a bat

Dynamic artificial bat ears enrich speech signals Bats use biosonar to navigate their night flights through jungles and forests. Their system of ultrasonic pulses can pinpoint sound more precisely than man-made technical sonar. To replicate these capabilities, Prof. Rolf Müller, an IBM Faculty Award winner, and his team at Virginia Tech designed artificial bat ears […]

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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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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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Researchers reveal next-gen AI at World of Watson

Watson’s cognitive technology can sort sentiment in social media; it can “see” and analyze medical images to help doctors. It is today’s most powerful AI platform, being applied to everything from the most cutting edge cancer research to oil exploration, educational toys and the world’s most complex financial systems. Watson’s capabilities were born in IBM […]

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