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      How the pandemic changed the way we understand speech

      This study dives into how likely we are to perceive newly common words as a result of the pandemic.
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      How one IBM employee continues his work in cancer research

      IBM Research Staff Member Pedro began his work in cancer research as an IBM intern. See how he's been able to continue his research as a full-time IBM employee.
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      How IBM discovered new ways to study meteorites

      Listen to IBM researchers talk about their work on the first-ever atomic-resolution images of molecules of extraterrestrial origin.
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      Why choose IBM

      We aspire to make a lasting, positive impact on the world in business ethics, the environment, and the communities in which we work and live in.

      • We actively support initiatives like Call for Code that bring technology to communities in need. Working with partners like the United Nations and the Linux Foundation on open source projects, we're able to fight systemic racism, improve clean water access and more.

        20 thousand apps for humanitarian issues
      • We empower our IBMers to exemplify behavior that fosters a culture of conscious inclusion and belonging, where innovation can thrive. We're dedicated to promoting, advancing and celebrating plurality of thought from those of all backgrounds and experiences.

        41 percent of hires were women in 2021
      • Not only has IBM pledged to skill 30 million people globally by 2030, our IBMers have also committed to achieve a minimum of 40 hours of personal learning every year through our skills programs.

        22.5 million IBMers learning hours worldwide
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      Quantum Research Scientist

      Conduct ground-breaking research into new superconducting microwave devices and develop new ways to operate them in the field of quantum computing.

      Cloud Research Scientist

      Work on cutting-edge research in cloud infrastructures, specifically networking, contributing to state-of-the-art products, services, open source and innovation.

      Artificial Intelligence Researcher

      Develop safe, explainable and responsible AI systems utilizing knowledge-based and data-driven AI techniques.

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