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IBM Labs | IBM Research Computational Biology Center

February 17, 2011

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IBM Labs | The IBM Computational Biology Center embraces activities at Yorktown Heights, with strong affiliations with activities at Almaden and other IBM Research Centers. Computational Biology (CompBio), including bioinformatics, is the study of how computer systems can manage, analyze, and simulate the complex structures and processes in living systems.

CompBio Research at IBM spans pattern recognition in sequences, structures and processes; the studying of systems ranging from single… read more

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IBM Labs | Five innovations that will transform our lives over the next five years

February 17, 2011

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IBM Labs | IBM explores its “Next Five in Five” — a list of innovations with the potential to change the way people work, live and play over the next five years. The “Next Five in Five” is based on market and societal trends expected to transform our lives, as well as emerging technologies from IBM’s Labs around the world that can make these innovations possible.

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IBM Labs | Stream computing: massive pattern recognition at 200+ times/second

February 17, 2011

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IBM Labs | Stream computing software enables massive amounts of data to be correlated and analyzed for patterns and trends at more than 200 times a second, faster than a hummingbird can flap its wings. This advanced analysis can be quickly turned into insight that is used to determine which actions drive optimal results. Organizations across industries have begun to use analytics to sift through 1000s of simultaneous data streams —… read more

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IBM Business Analytics | real world examples of the power of predictive analytics

February 17, 2011

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IBM Business Analytics | Learn how DC Water is using IBM predictive analytic software to improve customer service.

IBM Business Analytics | IBM, The Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries and Clarkson University are working together to instrument the Hudson River. The data that’s being collected can be analyzed in real time using IBM analytics technology. The river is serving as a model for all the rivers… read more

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IBM Business Analytics | How it works: analytics

February 17, 2011

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IBM Business Analytics | How does it work? Find out about IBM’s approach to business analytics in this video.

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PBS NewsHour | This computer could defeat you at Jeopardy! — What is Watson?

February 14, 2011

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PBS NewsHour | Science correspondent Miles O’Brien goes head-to-circuit board with IBM’s computer Watson on the game show Jeopardy! to explore the limits of language and artificial intelligence for machines. Interviewed in this segment: Ray Kurzweil (author, inventor), David Ferrucci (IBM), Marvin Minksy (MIT, AI expert). In the second video, Miles O’Brien takes on Watson, and loses. In the third video, he tells Hari Sreenivasan about how the supercomputer works… read more

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IBM | Perspectives on Watson — customer service, finance, and healthcare applications

February 13, 2011

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IBM | The customer service industry is judged on two criteria: speed and accuracy. Watson, the IBM computing system designed to compete on Jeopardy!, is built to achieve both of these. IBM experts share their thoughts on how the DeepQA technology that powers Watson could transform the customer service industry into a faster, more accurate experience.

Medical records, texts, journals and research documents are all written in natural language… read more

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IBM: Watson sparring matches — pop culture performance

February 13, 2011

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IBM | During its training against former champions, Watson, the IBM computer system designed to play Jeopardy!, was constantly updated on popular music, movies, television and pop culture references in order to be competitive in these categories. Watch Watson tackle pop culture references during these sparring matches. Enormous amounts of data are generated every day in the financial industry. The deep analytics of Watson, the IBM computer system designed to play… read more

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IBM: The face and voice of Watson

February 13, 2011

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IBM | Preparing Watson for the Jeopardy! stage posed a unique challenge to the team: how to represent a system of 90 servers and hundreds of custom algorithms for the viewing public.The result? A dynamic visual avatar based on the smarter planet icon. A speaking voice that clearly pronounces a vast vocabulary. And an answer panel that reveals the system’s top responses and confidence levels. Watch the video to

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Kinect Superman game using virtual reality glasses

February 13, 2011

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Sicco van Sas | We have created a Superman game using Kinect and virtual reality glasses with head tracking. The goal of our one-month project was to create an immersive virtual reality feeling with Kinect which could be controlled in an intuitive way.

This is the result of a month long project of the MSc. Artificial Intelligence at the University of Amsterdam with support of ISLA (Intelligent Systems Lab Amsterdam).

Video Source: Daniel Karavolos, Sicco van Sas, Maarten van der Velden at the University of Amsterdam

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IBM scientists create ultra-fast device that uses light for communication between computer chips

February 13, 2011

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IBM | Ultra-low power device could greatly further energy efficient computing: IBM scientists today unveiled a significant step towards replacing electrical signals that communicate via copper wires between computer chips with tiny silicon circuits that communicate using pulses of light. As reported in the recent issue of the scientific journal Nature, this is an important advancement in changing the way computer chips talk to each other.  

The device, called… read more

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‘How smart are animals?’ on Nova: Science Now

February 13, 2011

Nova: Science Now on PBS | As an astrophysicist, Nova: Science Now host Neil deGrasse Tyson has a unique view of the universe. Hear his cosmic perspective on “How smart are animals?”

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‘Where did we come from?’ on Nova: Science Now

February 13, 2011

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Nova: Science Now on PBS | “Where did we come from?” with host Neil DeGrasse Tyson explores the origin of our solar system and the start of life itself, how head lice figure in human evolution, and more. Journey back in time to the birth of our solar system to examine whether the key to our planet’s existence might have been the explosive shockwave of an ancient supernova. Meet a… read more

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ABC News | In the server room of Jeopardy! challenger ‘Watson’

February 10, 2011

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ABC News | Video Report by David Muir, ABC News: A long way since that first computer with a hard drive in the 1960s could store about one Manhattan phone book, Watson can hold 12 million of them.

In the 1980s, IBM’s first PC could understand about 5,000 words — Watson: 125 billion.

But sometimes that data misses the human subtlety. Scientists will tell you that… read more

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Microsoft Surface | Experience User Interface (XUI) concept video: Home

February 9, 2011

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Microsoft Surface | An abstract of life in the home of tomorrow with suppressed visibility of technology and devices; directed by Microsoft’s August de los Reyes, created by INVIVIA Inc.

Slashgear | Microsoft has released a few interesting concept videos over the past years, usually tipping their vision of multitouch, mobile handsets and the interaction between intelligent devices. Their two latest videos, “Home” and “Work,” take things more into the bizarre:

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