IBM Research - India

Celebrating 20 years

Established in 1998, IBM Research - India has emerged as a premier research lab in the region with an impressive list of achievements, including innovations in blockchain, service delivery, and more. With locations in New Delhi and Bengaluru, the lab is focused on a wide array of projects in exploratory and applied research.

IBM Research - India

Celebrating 20 years

Established in 1998, IBM Research - India has emerged as a premier research lab in the region with an impressive list of achievements, including innovations in blockchain, service delivery, and more. With locations in New Delhi and Bengaluru, the lab is focused on a wide array of projects in exploratory and applied research.

IBM Research - India Celebrating 20 years of innovation

IBM Research's journey in India began in 1998, when it started as the first computer science industrial research lab in the country. The initial research focus areas included speech recognition, commerce, supply chain and weather forecasting. Since then the lab has come a long way, notching up several accomplishments that include several hundred published papers in top computer science conferences, hundreds of granted patents, dozens of best paper awards, recognition from the President of India for pioneering work on spoken web technology, contributions to leading new IBM products, large scale production deployments in complex customer settings, and winning major high-performance computing benchmark contests.

Its researchers have gone on to be recognized as fellows of prestigious Indian and International Scientific Organizations and won several awards. In recent years the lab has done pioneering work in the fields of Blockchain, Algorithms and High-Performance Infrastructure for Deep Learning, Data Security and Compliance, Knowledge Extraction, Dialog and Conversation Systems, Knowledge Representation and Reasoning, Cognitive IOT Platforms. These technologies have been applied to various domains like Education, Financial Services, Compliance, Agriculture, Tech Support, Retail, Distribution and many more.

As part of the celebrations to commemorate twenty years of research leadership, a series of joint workshops with leading Indian Universities were held in areas ranging from AI, security to knowledge and reasoning. Leading faculty from Indian Universities were invited to give lectures in IBM Research offices in Delhi and Bangalore. An open house was held for students, faculty and IBMers from other divisions to experience first-hand the innovations made by researchers over the years. The celebrations will come to a close with grand commemoration events on 10th and 11th April, 2018, in IBM Research India, Delhi and Bangalore.


Transforming agriculture with big data

Increasing farm productivity is the key to meeting the food and energy requirements of the world. At IBM Research India, we are using IBM’s PAIRS to curate from a large variety of data sets, manage big data and build analytical layers to deliver timely, predictive insights related to farming. These are delivered to farmers on low-end-smart-phones. The result could be more efficient farms, higher yield and lowered input costs.

Transforming businesses with blockchain innovations

At IBM Research India, we are driving next generation data management techniques for blockchain platforms and solutions for international trade and supply chain collaboration. We are building decentralized and provenance-based platform for cross-organizational sharing of data and AI models. Our work covers high value application areas like supply chain financing, tax compliance and financial accounting processes.

Towards educational transformation

At IBM Research India, our goal is to make learning deeply personalized and engaging place learner of all ages on successful pathways. Our work includes a dialog based intelligent tutor to support learning across domains and age-groups; vocabulary tutor for early-childhood-learning using speech and visual recognition based interactivity; Watson Enlight, at teacher tool which uses predictive analytics on longitudinal student data as well as a cloud play form to deliver highlight personalized career counseling and accelerate large-scale employment.

Transforming retail and distribution

From driving extreme personalization of the customer experience, to using blockchain in procurement, optimizing cataloguing with merchandizing processes, and using AI to support product design – we are enhancing and leveraging IBM’s cognitive capabilities to transform the retail industry.

Accelerating deep learning

With increasingly large training data sets and complex neural systems. Distributed deep learning at a massive scale is a critical need. At IBM Research India, we are working towards improving the scaling efficiency of IBM PowerAI systems and IBM Deep Learning as a Service cloud offering. With our latest results, we are able to train the resnet-t0 network using 256 GPUs in less than 45-mintues. This is the best known performance for 256 GPUs to date.

Fair and secure AI

How do we ensure that machine learning decision are fair and secure? At IBM Research India, we are creating tools for developers to investigate training data, transformations and models to detect, certify, and remove bias. We also provide tools for checking robustness of models against security threats like adversarial samples, data and model poisoning, as well as modelling theft.

AI for compliance

Can we teach machines to reason and perform regulatory tasks for compliance? We are working on non-parametric probalistic models for knowledge graph extraction, advanced neural models for text processing, reasoning by knowledge graph embedding and better search techniques, to build this artificial intelligence for compliance.

Automating business processes using AI

Business process transformation with the help of AI comprises capturing knowledge of processes, analysing, the process behaviour from this captured knowledge and re-designing the optimization points for process improvements. AI is immersive across three stages of (a) discovering process knowledge from structured and unstructured data like documents, emails , tickets and system logs (b) analysing the process knowledge to create actionable insights and (c) deploying the actionable via means like automation in order to create the new and improved process.

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