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AI and Healthcare

IBM helps bring supercomputers into the global fight against COVID-19

In collaboration with the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and the U.S. Department of Energy and many others, IBM is helping launch the COVID-19 High Performance Computing Consortium, which will bring forth an unprecedented amount of computing powerto help researchers everywhere better understand COVID-19, its treatments and potential cures.

AI Hardware

IBM Research AI Hardware Center marks first birthday with explosive gains in AI computation

We are now joined by 10 enterprise and academic institutions in our AI Hardware Center. As part of our AI testbed, members have access to Rennslaer Polytechnic Institute’s AiMOS supercomputer — one of the most powerful — and energy-efficient — supercomputers in the world as well as technologies created, developed, tested, and matured in our unparalleled research cleanroom facility in Albany, NY.

AI Tools

Archaeologists Seek to Unearth Mysterious Geoglyphs in Peru Using IBM AI and Geospatial Data

After uncovering a new Nasca Line formation with IBM Watson Machine Learning Accelerator on IBM Power Systems, Yamagata University will deploy IBM PAIRS in the hopes of further discoveries with AI.

MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab

MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab Welcomes Inaugural Members

As the MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab celebrates its second anniversary, the Lab is now embarking on a new collaborative journey, engaging with leading companies to advance AI research. Members will participate in activities with research scientists from MIT and IBM in pursuit of leading-edge AI advances that hold the potential to transform how business is done.

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