What’s Next in Science is accelerated discovery

What’s Next in Science is accelerated discovery

Our vision

The need for science has never been more urgent. As the problems we face become more complex and far-reaching, we will need to rely more and more on technical rigor and scientific discovery to help us find solutions.

We see it as our duty to accelerate scientific progress by developing cutting-edge technologies, demonstrating scalable processes, and deploying new models of collaborative innovation.

This is how we will tackle the world’s most pressing issues, together.

Strategy

Four workstreams will achieve our vision

Discovery is driven by two forces: the development of new capabilities, and the relentless tenacity of the world’s sharpest minds.


Accelerating the scientific method ↓

At IBM Research, we are accelerating the scientific method by developing novel capabilities in areas like deep search and AI-enabled simulations that will empower us to formulate and test hypotheses with unprecedented speed and scale.

Building communities of discovery ↓

These new capabilities are only as good as the researchers who have access to them, which is why we’re building communities of discovery around our most advanced technologies to facilitate increased collaboration and open-source innovation.

Impacting at scale ↓

Our commitment to accelerated discovery and global scientific collaboration is realized through scientists impacting at scale. We’re building for the future of healthcare, climate science, and the way people work.

Advancing exploratory science ↓

It is not always obvious upfront how a particular discovery will impact the world — but that doesn’t mean the work is not worth doing. As always, we continue to invest in advancing exploratory science as a way to open up entirely new realms of possibility.

Strategic workstreams

Accelerating the Scientific Method

We’re creating novel solutions to supercharge the scientific method, from conducting background research to testing hypotheses and analyzing results.

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IBM’s AI tools accelerate insights and treatments for COVID-19


3-April-2020

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Open Source

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Continuous-Flow Reactor Could Potentially Help Speed Drug Discovery


21-May-2019

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Building communities of discovery

We’re bringing together the sharpest minds across industry, government, and academia to solve problems collaboratively using our tools and capabilities.

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Consortium

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COVID-19 High Performance Computing Consortium


30-April-2020

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IBM Quantum Challenge results: Billions and billions of circuits


11-May-2020

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Impacting at Scale

We’re applying deep technical expertise to the most pressing global challenges: helping humans live longer and healthier lives, preparing society for the future of work, and mitigating the effects of climate change.

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IBM PAIRS Geoscope Reveals Environmental and Societal Impacts of COVID-19


3-Feb-2020

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The potential benefits of AI for breast cancer detection


4-March-2020

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Advancing exploratory science

We’re exploring the unknown reaches of science, from manipulating single atoms, to creating new materials that don’t exist in the natural world, to exploring how biological systems might help improve man-made technologies.

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Free of Heavy Metals, New Battery Design Could Alleviate Environmental Concerns


18-Dec-2019

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IBM’s biology-inspired AI generates better hash codes than classical approaches


16-June-2020

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