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AI could replace around 7,800 jobs at IBM as part of a hiring pause

Among its plans to pause hiring for some jobs, IBM could use AI and automation to replace around 7,800 jobs within the company.
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A data breach can cost millions of dollars — and you might be paying it

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Wimbledon tennis returns along with IBM’s A.I.-powered app

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The future of fast PC graphics? Connecting directly to SSDs

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New Samsung and IBM discoveries could one day produce ultra-efficient chips

IBM has announced its 127-qubit “Eagle” quantum processor.

IBM’s new 127-qubit processor is a major breakthrough in quantum computing

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IBM claims its new processor can detect fraud in real time

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IBM’s A.I. Mayflower ship is crossing the Atlantic, and you can watch it live

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IBM president confirms that the chip shortage will last ‘a few years’ more

A 2 nm wafer fabricated at IBM Research's Albany facility. The wafer contains hundreds of individual chips.

World’s first 2nm chip could quadruple battery life with a quarter of the energy

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Chess. Jeopardy. Go. Why do we use games as a benchmark for A.I.?

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Are old-school magnetic tapes the data storage medium of the future?

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IBM is building the biggest quantum computer — and a giant fridge to put it in

IBM has plans to build the world's biggest quantum computer, but in order to do that, it first has to build an enormous, subzero freezer to put it in.

IBM’s autonomous Mayflower ship lifted into the water ahead of launch

After two years of work on design, construction, and A.I. training, the Mayflower Autonomous Ship will officially take to the water Wednesday.
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IBM and Michael J. Fox Foundation make a breakthrough in fighting Parkinson’s

Last year, Michael J. Fox teamed up with IBM to help find a cure to Parkinson's disease. Today, they announced their results so far.
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IBM seeks ‘national dialogue’ on the role of technology in society

IBM's Jason Kelley said in an interview with Digital Trends Live that the company moved away from facial recognition development to lead a dialogue on tech.
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IBM will no longer develop or research facial recognition tech

In a letter to Congress, IBM CEO Arvind Krishna said IBM is exiting the facial recognition business and called for new reforms to combat racial injustice.
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Research microscopes cost thousands of dollars. This man built one with Legos

A researcher in IBM’s Zurich Research Laboratory has built a high-end microscope out of Legos and other cheap parts. With the instructions online, you can too.
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Supercomputer consortium to fight coronavirus with processing power

The fight against coronavirus is getting support from 16 supercomputers thanks to a consortium of agencies and companies including Amazon, Google, and NASA.
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Can a supercomputer save us from the coronavirus? We spoke to the man who knows

At the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, researchers are using an IBM supercomputer to lay the groundwork for a coronavirus vaccine.
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Mayflower Autonomous Ship is headed to sea to test its self-driving boat tech

This trial, which will take place off the coast of Plymouth in the U.K., will test out the onboard A.I. and edge computing system to see how well it navigates.
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Neuro-symbolic A.I. is the future of artificial intelligence. Here’s how it works

At the start of a new decade, one of IBM's top researchers thinks artificial intelligence needs to change. Welcome to the world of neuro-symbolic A.I., a fresh approach that could keep advances coming for long into the 2020s. Here's how it works -- and why it could be so important.
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IBM’s new battery may outperform lithium-ion, and it doesn’t use conflict minerals

The heavy metals used to make modern batteries are an environmental and humanitarian nightmare. IBM is busy developing a novel battery technology which could eliminate the need for such materials altogether in battery production. And it has some impressive performance boosts, too.
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Inside the weird, wild, and wondrous world of quantum video games

Since the 1980s, scientists have dreamed about using the hypothetical power of quantum computers to solve some of the biggest problems known to humankind. IBM researcher James Wootton wants to use them to create computer games. Here's what you need to know about quantum gaming.
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For better or worse, blockchain birth certificates are officially here

The first baby to have their birth certificate officially recorded on the blockchain has been registered in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Because we're totally living in the future, don't you know? Here's what it could mean for the next generation of record-keeping as we know it.
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IBM contest winners answer call by developing lifesaving tech for firefighters

Could smart sensor technology help make firefighters’ jobs a bit less dangerous? That’s the hope of Prometeo, a Spanish team that was announced as the winners of IBM’s Call for Code 2019 competition. Here's what the team has developed -- and how it promises to help.
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IBM Research is using A.I. algorithms to unlock the secrets of dark matter DNA

Scientists at IBM Research have used cutting-edge A.I. algorithms to help examine some of the secrets of dark matter DNA, the unexplored molecules and matter surrounding our genes which make up more than half of the human genome. Here's what they have discovered so far.
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A.I. cameras could help stomp out wildfires before they become disastrous

This summer marks one year since California’s deadliest and most destructive wildfire season ever. Could cutting-edge technology help avoid future incidents? The folks behind Bee2FireDetection certainly believe that it can. They’ve developed technology aimed at helping spot fires earlier.
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IBM’s Wimbledon-watching A.I. is poised to revolutionize sports broadcasts

IBM has developed a smart artificial intelligence with an appreciation for what makes a great tennis match. On display at the recent Wimbledon, it was used to create highlights packages. Here's how IBM developed it -- and why tools like it are the future of sport broadcasting.
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Digital Trends Live: Google and Amazon call truce, IBM foldable watch, and more

On this episode of Digital Trends Live, we discuss the biggest trending tech stories of the day, including a Google and Amazon video service truce, an IBM foldable watch, Waymo’s robo-taxi perks, Amazon moves to be your home internet provider, Donkey Kong celebrates a birthday, and more.
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Forget the Galaxy Fold, we want IBM’s unbelievable folding smartwatch

Folding smartphones haven’t even properly arrived and they've already been surpassed in desirability by a folding smartwatch from IBM that goes from having a single small screen to a mini tablet on your wrist. It’s unlike anything we’ve seen. Sadly, the watch just a concept in a patent; and IBM is addicted to filing them.
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What’s that liquid? IBM’s flavor-identifying ‘e-tongue’ will tell you

Computer scientists at IBM Research have developed an A.I.-assisted e-tongue. The sensor-filled portable device promises to identify different liquids based on their taste alone -- whether that's bottled water, raw materials or, err, bodily fluids. Here is how it works.
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MIT and IBM’s new A.I. image-editing tool lets you paint with neurons

Imagine Photoshop for the deep fake generation. No, we're not quite there yet, but researchers at IBM and MIT have created an amazing demo showing how cutting-edge A.I. is going to power future image-editing tools. Check out their demonstration -- and have a go for yourself.
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The promise and pitfalls of using robots to care for the elderly

There's something dystopian about the idea of a future in which robots care for the elderly. But is this something we should really fight against? A number of new projects show that a future of caregiving robots and artificial intelligence may be just what the doctor ordered.