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Humans are on the cusp of augmenting their lives in extraordinary ways with AI. At IBM Research Labs around the globe, we envision and develop next-generation systems that work side-by side with humans, accelerating our ability to create, learn, make decisions and think. We also architect the future of Watson, which has evolved from an IBM Research project to the world’s first and most-advanced AI platform. Whether exploring new technical capabilities, collaborating on ethical practices or applying Watson technology to cancer research, financial decision-making, oil exploration or educational toys, IBM Research is shaping the future of AI.

Healthcare

AI for cancer detection

AI for cancer detection

In any given day, radiologists can review thousands of images to make health diagnoses. To make critical decisions, they typically piece together multiple sources of clinical information visually and manually, including electronic health records, research publications and other data. To address this, IBM researchers have harnessed the cognitive computing power of IBM Watson to analyze large amounts of imaging and text in electronic health records. In a new demo developed in collaboration with the Radiological Society, radiologist can select a sample patient case and see how a Watson-powered prototype surfaces insights from the case as it understands, reasons and learns from text and imaging data in real time.

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Hardware

IBM TrueNorth Neurosynaptic System

IBM TrueNorth Neurosynaptic System

IBM researchers -- led by Dharmendra S. Modha, R&D Magazine’s 2016 Scientist of the Year -- developed a chip with the potential to integrate brain-like capability into mobile devices. This revolutionary new design is the culmination of over a decade of research by IBM. It can be used in many fields including public safety, vision assistance for the blind, home health monitoring and transportation.

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Healthcare

Creating a window into mental health

With AI, our words will be a window into our mental health

Cognitive computers will analyze a patient’s speech or written words to look for tell-tale indicators found in language, including meaning, syntax and intonation. Combining the results of these measurements with those from wearables devices and imaging systems (MRIs and EEGs) can paint a more complete picture of the individual for health professionals to better identify, understand and treat the underlying disease, be it Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s disease, PTSD or even neurodevelopmental conditions such as autism and ADHD.

At IBM, scientists are using transcripts and audio inputs from psychiatric interviews, coupled with machine learning techniques, to find patterns in speech to help clinicians accurately predict and monitor psychosis, schizophrenia, mania and depression. Today, it only takes about 300 words to help clinicians predict the probability of psychosis in a user.

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Decision support

Cognitive environments lab

Inspired by the IBM Cognitive Environments Lab

IBM Research scientist and designer Maryam Ashoori demonstrates how a cognitive room can inspire us -- and even improve our mood. The IBM Research Cognitive Environments Lab can hear, talk to and see its occupants. And occupants can communicate back to the room to conduct research and make strategic decisions.

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Accessibility

Cognitive assistant for the visually impaired

Cognitive assistant for the visually impaired

IBM is making the real world more accessible for the visually challenged with a “cognitive assistant” to help them “see” and interact more fully with their surroundings.. Together with Carnegie Mellon University, IBM researchers open sourced a platform to help researchers and developers invent new technologies to create engaging experiences for the visually impaired..

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Entertainment and Media

First movie trailer created by AI

IBM Research Takes Watson to Hollywood

Sixty-five percent of movie-goers watch trailers on YouTube to help them pick a movie. 20th Century Fox turned to IBM Research to help make a new trailer for its film, "Morgan." Using experimental Watson APIs, the team analyzed visuals, audio and composition from 100 horror movie trailers to select the best moments for the first A.I.-generated movie trailer.

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