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Driving Cognitive Research in Johannesburg

Nearly 100 years ago, IBM established its first operations in Africa, and began playing a vital role in the continent’s economic development – boosting the capabilities of its people and institutions through technical education, training, infrastructure, governance and scientific research. In 2013, the company drove deeper into Africa opening its first research lab on the […]

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P-TECH Intern Dives Head First Into Cognitive Computing

Naseer Campbell was 14-years-old when he decided to pursue a degree in computer science and technology. He’s now 18, in his fifth year of Pathways in Technology Early College High School, or P-TECH, and wrapping up his second summer internship at IBM’s Thomas J Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, NY. P-TECH, an educational model […]

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Quantum Experiences: A Q&A with Caltech’s Christine Corbett Moran

Nearly 100 years ago, IBM established its first operations in Africa, and began playing a vital role in the continent’s economic development – boosting the capabilities of its people and institutions through technical education, training, infrastructure, governance and scientific research. In 2013, the company drove deeper into Africa opening its first research lab on the […]

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Using Cognitive Visual Analytics to Help Tackle Australia’s National Cancer

Australia has the highest incidence of melanoma in the world, accounting for 80 percent of all newly diagnosed cancers in the country. According to the Melanoma Institute Australia, an Australian will die from melanoma every six hours. With these figures it’s not surprising that melanoma is often called Australia’s national cancer. Clinicians do not always […]

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How Watson and I Brought the Sorting Hat to Life

While IBM Watson is an expert at tackling business and societal challenges like water shortages in California, cognitive systems can also be creative – from testing ingredient combinations and creating unusual recipes to helping designers consider unique combinations of colors and fabrics for a new cognitive dress. Developer teams are working constantly and creatively, using […]

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New Collaboration Opens Doors to Advanced Genomic Health Research

Geoffrey Ondrich was diagnosed with autism when he was a child. But like so many cases of the disorder, his parents never understood what caused his condition. That was until Dr. Micheil Innes asked the family to participate in a genetic research study. A detailed analysis of Geoffrey’s and his parent’s DNA by a clinical […]

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Training Watson To Be Your Musical Muse

Watson already helps chefs and home cooks alike come up with never-before-eaten recipes. It also assists artists and helped one color coordinate a mural, and another make a cognitive dress for the Met Gala in New York. Now researchers are working to make the system capable of collaborating with musicians to produce original songs and scores. […]

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The Dawn of Quantum Computing is Upon Us

In 1981, at a conference co-organized by MIT and IBM, the famously brilliant and irreverent physicist Richard Feynman urged the world to build a quantum computer. He said “Nature isn’t classical, dammit, and if you want to make a simulation of nature, you’d better make it quantum mechanical, and by golly it’s a wonderful problem, […]

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A New Direction for High Performance Computing

I first learned about IBM’s TrueNorth technology starting back in 2014, but it wasn’t until colleagues and I participated in a TrueNorth application development bootcamp last year that I understood its true potential. I am optimistic that this new neurosynaptic computing architecture, which is modeled on the way the brain works, could play an important […]

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Extending Game-Based AI Research into the Wild

A few days from now, Google’s AlphaGo artificial intelligence (AI) program will take on one of the world’s greatest Go players, South Korea’s Lee Se-Dol, in a live-streamed, five-day match in what’s considered to be the most difficult board game for computers. As researchers who have worked extensively with games, we are excited to see […]

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How Business Leaders Can Thrive With a Hybrid Cloud

The benefits of hybrid cloud have been clear to many organizations for some time. Along with the cost efficiency of moving certain workloads to the cloud, hybrid environments allow organizations the flexibility to maintain and better secure data on-premise or scale out as needed. In many ways, hybrid cloud has become the norm. IDC predicts […]

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IBM’s Watson: Helping Sports Teams Make Talent Decisions

It is June and the the NBA’s draft looms large. The management and coaching staff of the Toronto Raptors gathers to consider potential draft picks and possible trade scenarios. Their strategy is to select players who will form a cohesive unit. No prima donnas. In the past, the staff would have gathered in a room […]

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