Artificial Intelligence

A Parable: “The Blind GPUs and the Elephant”

“…Each blind man feels a different part of the elephant body, but only one part, such as the side or the tusk. They then describe the elephant based on their partial experience and their descriptions are in complete disagreement on what an elephant is.” – The Rigveda This parable is helpful describing the problem that we […]

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Do Doctors Fear AI? Not the Hundreds I Work with Around the World

Headlines abound about doctors cowering from AI. The reality: not so much. I’m a physician, and don’t think that’s a realistic concern. Rather, I envision a future in which AI-enabled insights help health and medical experts deliver patient-centered, personalized, value-based care. The future is here. For those of us at IBM, we are augmenting experts’ […]

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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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