Tag: IBM

IBM-Red Hat: Should developers worry we’re headed back to the 1990s?

IBM finalized its $34 billion acquisition of Red Hat last week, one of the largest technology deals in history. A lot is on the line for IBM and for CEO Ginny, who some have said is staking her legacy on the deal. The companies themselves believe that, combined, they are “the leading hybrid cloud provider.” […]

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Why do 87% of data science projects never make it into production?

“If your competitors are applying AI, and they’re finding insight that allow them to accelerate, they’re going to peel away really, really quickly,” says Deborah Leff, Global Leader and Industry CTO for Data Science and AI at IBM, on stage at Transform 2019. On their panel, “What the heck does it even mean to ‘Do […]

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IBM Research explains how quantum computing works and why it matters

As the technological progress codified as Moore’s Law slows down, computer scientists are turning to alternative methods of computing, such as superconducting quantum processors to deliver computing gains in the future. Jeffrey Welser, vice president and lab director at IBM Research at Almaden, spoke about quantum computing at the 49th annual Semicon West chip manufacturing […]

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Transparency is key to making the voice revolution a reality

The hype around voice AI coupled with the tension around integration has been an ongoing battle. It was only a few years ago that the tech industry was touting voice as the next major platform after mobile. Last year, comScore predicted that by 2020, voice will dictate half of all searches. As some reports show, […]

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IBM patents watch that implausibly transforms into an 8-panel tablet

IBM doesn’t actually make any of the mobile computers people carry these days — smartwatches, phones, tablets, or laptops — but that isn’t stopping the legendary computing pioneer from patenting ideas that might become viable in the future. As spotted by Dutch publication LetsGoDigital, IBM has successfully patented a smartwatch that physically transforms into a […]

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How Wimbledon and Watson are using AI to curate video highlights

The Wimbledon tennis championship is among the world’s most prestigious sporting events. First held in 1877, it’s also the oldest tennis tournament in the world. Much has changed in the past 142 years — from the players’ attire to the quality of their equipment — but behind the scenes an AI evolution is transforming how […]

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IBM’s Hypertaste is an artificial tongue that can classify liquids

AI that can generate new flavor combinations from scratch is nothing novel, but what about models that can taste those flavors like a human? In a recently published paper (“A portable potentiometric electronic tongue leveraging smartphone and cloud platforms“) and an accompanying blog post, researchers at IBM’s Zurich-based R&D division detailed Hypertaste, an artificial tongue […]

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GAN Paint Studio uses AI to add, delete, and modify objects in photos

AI and machine learning hold incredible promise for post-production image editing, if new research is any indication. Engineers at Nvidia recently demoed an AI system — GauGAN — that creates convincingly lifelike landscape photographs from whole cloth, while Microsoft scientists last month proposed a framework capable of producing images and storyboards from natural language captions. […]

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IBM’s AI automatically generates creative captions for images

Writing photo captions is a monotonous — but necessary — chore begrudgingly undertaken by editors everywhere. Fortunately for them, though, AI might soon be able to handle the bulk of the work. In a paper (“Adversarial Semantic Alignment for Improved Image Captions”) appearing at the 2019 Conference in Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) in […]

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IBM’s AI can predict which patients are likely to develop malignant breast cancer within a year

In the U.S., about 12% of women will develop invasive breast cancer in their lifetime, and an estimated 268,000 of new cases are expected to be diagnosed by the year 2020 alone. Fortunately, the average five-year survival rate is quite high — 85-99%, according to the American Cancer Society — as is the average 10-year […]

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IBM’s AI creates new labeled image sets using semantic content

In a paper scheduled to be presented next week during the annual Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), scientists at IBM, Tel-Aviv University, and Technion describe a novel AI model design — Label-Set Operations (LaSO ) networks — designed to combine pairs of labeled image examples (e.g., a pic of a dog annotated […]

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IBM’s Watson Studio AutoAI automates enterprise AI model development

Deploying AI-imbued apps and services isn’t as challenging as it used to be, thanks to offerings like IBM’s Watson Studio (previously Data Science Experience). Watson Studio, which debuted in 2017 after a 12-month beta period, provides an environment and tools that help to analyze, visualize, cleanse, and shape data; to ingest streaming data; and to […]

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IBM’s AI uses grammar rules to catch linguistic nuances of U.S. English

What’s the difference between independent and dependent clauses? Is it “me” or is it “I”? And how does “affect” differ from “effect,” really? Ample evidence suggests a strong correlation between grammatical knowledge and writing ability, and new research implies the same might be true of AI. In a pair of preprint papers, scientists at IBM […]

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