Artificial Intelligence

How AI and Machine Learning are Aiding Schizophrenia Research

In the U.S. about 20 percent of adults suffer from a mental health condition, ranging from depression to bipolar disorder to schizophrenia, and about half of those with severe psychiatric disorders receive no treatment. While early identification, diagnosis, and treatment for patients with psychosis tends to mean improved outcomes, there continues to be significant barriers […]

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20 Years After Deep Blue, a New Era in Human-Machine Collaboration

On May 11, 1997, an IBM computer called Deep Blue defeated the reigning world chess champion, Garry Kasparov, capturing the attention and imagination of the world. The six-game match lasted several days and ended with two wins for IBM, one for the champion and three draws. The match was cast as the ultimate example of […]

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AI for Social Good: How Man & Machine Are Making A Better World

Our world faces some sobering challenges. I see them every day in my role with IBM corporate citizenship and in my work to advance the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals as an IMPACT 2030 Executive Committee Member. But there’s reason to be hopeful. Artificial intelligence (AI) combined with our human ingenuity is helping us “do good” […]

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Sparking the Next Wave of Innovation in AI

Significant advances in artificial intelligence over the past few years have broadened AI’s reach into industries such as healthcare, finance and even retail. Businesses and consumers alike are benefiting from the rise of big data and the growth of AI techniques like deep learning and natural language processing. But we’re still only scratching the surface […]

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The Science of AI and the Art of Social Responsibility

I am a computer scientist and engineer, inspired by the art of the possible and driven by the practice of computing applications. For decades, I’ve quantified my professional achievements using metrics like computability, performance, scalability, and usability. But the transformational nature of artificial intelligence requires new metrics of success for our profession. It is no […]

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What it Will Take for Us to Trust AI

The early days of artificial intelligence (AI) have been met with some very public hand wringing. Well-respected technologists and business leaders have voiced their concerns over the (responsible) development of AI. And Hollywood’s appetite for dystopian AI narratives appears to be bottomless. This is not unusual, nor is it unreasonable. Change, technological or otherwise, always excites […]

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