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    IBM Research – Cambridge

    IBM Research – Cambridge invents next-generation artificial intelligence that underpins many of IBM’s most prominent AI products, including the models that power watsonx. The lab shares space with the MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab and is located in the heart of one of the world’s most innovative urban districts — Kendall Square. Lab scientists regularly collaborate with leaders in academia from surrounding schools like Harvard and MIT, as well as those from the area’s biotech and entrepreneurial ecosystems.

    Meet the team

    These are the researchers, scientists, engineers, and designers who invent what’s next in computing.
    Lisa Amini
    DE, Director - IBM Research Cambridge; AI Automation & Scaling; AIHN
    David D. Cox
    VP, AI Models; IBM Director, MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab
    Merve Unuvar
    Director, AI Assistants for Business Automation, IBM Research AI
    Kate Blair
    Director of Incubation and Technology Experiences
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    The Think Lab at IBM Research - Cambridge

    Our Think Labs make what's next in computing actionable for our clients across the globe. We provide a stimulating environment to explore future technologies and their transformational impact on business and society today. The Think Lab at IBM Research Cambridge provides prospective and current IBM clients a gateway into the exploratory AI research science taking place at IBM Research and the MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab, a quarter-billion-dollar partnership between IBM and MIT. The Think Lab is located in Kendall Square in the heart of MIT’s innovation ecosystem.

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    MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab

    The MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab, established in 2017, is a collaborative initiative between MIT and IBM Research, dedicated to advancing the field of artificial intelligence. It focuses on groundbreaking AI research and its application to real-world challenges. The lab collaborates with industry partners to apply fundamental scientific discoveries in the business world and beyond.

    The Lab's research portfolio is focused on deep learning methods for processing language and visual information, as well as developing techniques to enhance the efficiency and reliability of large-scale AI systems. A significant aspect of its work involves creating AI solutions for healthcare and various decision-making applications.

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    Building a unified Digital Labor platform with conversation, orchestration, and training capabilities.

    Location details


    314 Main Street
    MA 02142

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