IBM And MIT Are Researching Jointly Artificial Intelligence

//IBM And MIT Are Researching Jointly Artificial Intelligence

The renowned Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the company IBM are setting up a joint laboratory for artificial intelligence: the MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab is to carry out basic research and develop concrete technologies with the help of physicists, economists, and computer developers.

IBM will contribute 240 million dollars to the cooperation between the company and the university for the next ten years, reports VentureBeat. Both institutions will hire researchers for the new laboratory, which will jointly carry out research in four areas that have been identified as relevant for the future with AI.

The research areas of MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab include, in practical application, the development of new AI algorithms and the use of physical research for new hardware in this area, especially in quantum computing. In more theoretical future studies, the application possibilities of AI in specific industrial areas as well as the possible effects of this technology on society are to be investigated.

The research of AI should be useful to both partners and is not the first collaboration between MIT and IBM in this area. Last year, IBM and the MIT Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences published a joint study on image recognition by AI. The results of the new laboratory are to be partly made available to the world but partly also in commercial products from IBM.

Unlike other AI labs, such as Google’s Deepmind and the OpenAI non-profit project launched by Elon Musk, Microsoft, Amazon and other investors, IBM’s Watson AI Lab is more interdisciplinary.

By |2017-09-16T12:43:51+00:00September 16th, 2017|Technology|3 Comments


  1. Anthony September 18, 2017 at 7:46 am - Reply

    This will be a great stepping stone in the AI development technology considering the two giant bodies in the IT sector coming together to add to the power of AI, as a fan of the AI technology/digital technology, I think this collaboration would go a long way in our day to day use of the AI in the sense that Life would be made more easy taking the Smart car(Self-driving car) for an example, imagine someone going to the work reading newspaper not worrying about the traffic, which leads to orderliness in the traffic system and which would also help in creation of a Smart city. This is a great innovative startups.

  2. Omwancha Daniel September 20, 2017 at 12:33 pm - Reply

    With the advantages offered by the rapid growth of Digital technology systems, the limitless applications of cloud computing and the general increase in the adoption of Internet of things, AI is everywhere. It’s used in just about every domain you can think of and is central to diverse fields, from image and speech recognition, to machine learning for disease detection, to drug discovery, to financial modeling for global trade. The field of artificial intelligence has experienced incredible growth and progress over the past decade. Yet today’s AI systems, as remarkable as they are, will require new innovations to tackle increasingly difficult real-world problems to improve our work and lives. This collaboration between IBM & MIT is music to the many IT professionals out there interested in the field of AI. The extremely broad and deep technical capabilities and talent at MIT and IBM are unmatched, and will lead the field of AI for at least the next decade with a probable outcome of innovative startups and skill development for those involved in the research lab. The combined MIT and IBM talent dedicated to this new effort will bring formidable power to a field with staggering potential to advance knowledge and help solve important challenges.

  3. Jonney October 10, 2017 at 5:32 pm - Reply

    Currently, the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, the Media Lab, the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, the Center for Brains, Minds and Machines, and the MIT Institute for Data, Systems, and Society serve as connected hubs for AI and related research at MIT. For more than 20 years, IBM has explored the application of AI across many areas and industries. IBM researchers invented and built Watson, which is a cloud-based AI platform being used by businesses, developers, and universities to fight cancer, improve classroom learning, minimize pollution, enhance agriculture and oil and gas exploration, better manage financial investments, and much more. Today, IBM scientists across the globe are working on fundamental advances in AI algorithms, science and technology that will pave the way for the next generation of artificially intelligent systems.

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