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Cognitive Horizons Network

The IBM Research Cognitive Horizons Network is a consortium of the world’s leading universities committed to working with IBM to accelerate development of important technologies needed to fulfill the promise of cognitive computing.

 

What is the Cognitive Horizons Network?

The IBM Research Cognitive Horizons Network is a consortium of the world’s leading universities committed to working with IBM to accelerate development of important technologies needed to fulfill the promise of cognitive computing. The Network members will dedicate hundreds of scientists to a series of advanced research projects and experiments designed to accelerate the application of artificial intelligence, machine learning, natural language processing and related technologies to some of the world’s most enduring challenges, ranging from disease and the environment to transportation and education.

The Cognitive Horizons Network matches IBM researchers with academic scientists in fields including computer science, engineering, cognitive science, and disciplines such as law, psychology, sociology, philosophy and design. The Network addresses the entire cognitive computing stack from analyzing the unstructured and structured data required to train these systems to building the new computing infrastructures needed to optimize the new data-intensive workloads of a truly digital world.

 

 

Research areas and partners

mit video comprehension
mit video comprehension

Video comprehension
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Developing machines that can emulate the human ability to understand inputs from multiple video streams and predict potential future events in real-time.

rpi cognitive environment
rpi cognitive environment

Cognitive environments
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Building environments that explore and advance natural, collaborative problem-solving among groups of people and machines, with the goal of improving how people work together to make decisions.

university of illinois optimized systems
university of illinois optimized systems

Optimized systems
University of Illinois

Developing the stack of applications, accelerators, software, hardware and networking needed to support larger and more complex cognitive workloads.

University of Michigan conversational systems
University of Michigan conversational systems

Conversational technologies
University of Michigan

Developing technology to allow people to interact more naturally and effectively with computers through text or speech dialogues.

MILA deep learning
MILA deep learning

Deep learning
Université de Montréal's Montreal Institute for Learning Algorithms (MILA)

Developing next-generation deep learning algorithms and techniques to help computers improve their understanding and interpretation of language, speech, and vision.

UMBC security
UMBC security

Cognitive Cybersecurity
University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)

Applying cognitive computing to cybersecurity via analytics and machine learning, while also exploring specialized computer power optimized for these new intensive computing workloads.

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