IBM Research

5 nanometer transistors inching their way into chips

Announced at the 2017 Symposia on VLSI Technology and Circuits conference in Kyoto this week, IBM and our research alliance partners, GLOBALFOUNDRIES and Samsung built a new type of transistor for chips at the 5 nanometer (nm) node. To achieve this feat, the architecture – how the elements of a chip are arranged and the […]

Continue reading

Why We Patent

To some, today’s announcement that IBM once again led the U.S. in patents in 2016 might sound as predictable as snow in upstate New York in January. After all, this marks the 24th consecutive year IBM has received the most patents. It’s what we do, right? But to gloss over this news would be to […]

Continue reading


Categories


Exploring the Brain in Search of New Ways to Combat Disease

Announced at the 2017 Symposia on VLSI Technology and Circuits conference in Kyoto this week, IBM and our research alliance partners, GLOBALFOUNDRIES and Samsung built a new type of transistor for chips at the 5 nanometer (nm) node. To achieve this feat, the architecture – how the elements of a chip are arranged and the […]

Continue reading

Cognitive Research Grows in Canada

Research is a key driver of how the world is shaped. It provides insight into society’s most important challenges and issues. It drives innovation, creates jobs, and contributes to the economy and the treatment and prevention of diseases. It also enhances our culture and diversity. Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario is one of Canada’s leading […]

Continue reading

Bringing ‘Hidden Figures’ of Innovation to STEM

When I saw the movie Hidden Figures, I was struck by the determination of the so-called human “computers” – the African-American women whose mathematical calculations made it possible for astronaut John Glenn to be launched into orbit during the 1960s Space Race that coincided with American advances in Civil Rights. The inspiring stories of these […]

Continue reading

The Power of Thinking Big: IBM Research’s “5 in 5”

Great scientific leaps rarely happen incrementally. They come from setting big, ambitious goals that move discovery forward. Think of the Wright brothers’ determination to fly, President John F. Kennedy’s pledge to put a man on the moon, or IBM Research’s resolve to build a computer that could understand spoken language and beat the greatest human […]

Continue reading

How to Fix the Fake News Phenomenon

Academics, medical professionals, humorists and others gathered in New York City last week at the Future Today Summit to share their expertise in how technology is changing the world, and how man can and will adjust to it. Amy Webb, After the event, Founder and CEO of the Future Today Institute, and also an adjunct […]

Continue reading

Age Matters

Today, most people can expect to live into their seventies and beyond. According to a US Census Bureau report, within the next 15 years the world will have close to a billion people over the age of 65, and for the first time in human history, people aged 65 and over will outnumber children under […]

Continue reading

Advancing AIDS Treatment Through Machine Learning

According to estimates, 17 million people worldwide are currently being treated for AIDS – that’s more than ever before despite the fact that the number of people being infected with the virus has gone down. The secret is the ‘cocktail’ that is helping AIDS patients live longer, which is essentially increasing the population of AIDs […]

Continue reading

New Research Isolates Early Evidence of Cancer to Aid Diagnostics

Next time you’re seated at a table over dinner with four of your friends, pause for a moment and consider the following: statistically, it’s likely that two of you will be diagnosed with cancer at some point during your lifetimes. These two are 2.5 times more likely to go bankrupt because of the high cost […]

Continue reading

IBM Research Takes Watson to Hollywood with the First “Cognitive Movie Trailer”

How do you create a movie trailer about an artificially enhanced human? You turn to the real thing – artificial intelligence. 20th Century Fox has partnered with IBM Research to develop the first-ever “cognitive movie trailer” for its upcoming suspense/horror film, “Morgan”. Fox wanted to explore using artificial intelligence (AI) to create a horror movie […]

Continue reading

How One Designer Tapped Cognitive for Melbourne Spring Fashion Week

Iconic Melbourne Couture designer, JASONGRECH and IBM are turning fashion on its head, launching a couture collection developed using IBM cognitive technologies to understand the latest, as well as next season’s runway trends. The JASONGRECH Cognitive Couture, the first such collection in Australia, debuted at Melbourne Spring Fashion Week this week. Working with IBM Watson, […]

Continue reading