Healthcare and Life Sciences

The combination of increasingly powerful computers and AI offers the possibility to be able to detect, diagnose, and cure diseases like never before. At IBM Research, we’re working on creating software and AI systems that can convert reams of health data into useable information for clinicians the world over.

Our work



Clinical language understanding and extraction (CLUE) and electronic medical/health/patient record analytics (EMRA)

Creating cognitive insights from patient records at the point of care.
  • Healthcare
  • Natural Language Processing


A novel computational method to quantify cell cycle and cell volume variability.
  • Healthcare


Urgency of Science

Research leads IBM’s response to COVID-19

To meet the global challenge of COVID-19, the world must come together. IBM has resources to share — like supercomputing power, virus tracking systems, and an AI assistant to answer citizens’ questions.

Tools + code

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