At THINKLab, IBM researchers push the boundaries of science and technology alongside forward-thinking business pioneers. We use advanced technology and old-fashioned collaboration to shape the future, together.
For 70 years, IBM Research has been an innovation engine for clients. From helping the Apollo space missions land on the moon to creating the first central reservation system for the travel industry. From the technology behind laser eye surgery to a question answering computer called Watson, IBM Research has a long legacy of working with clients to define the future of technology.
As industry leaders, our clients understand their own businesses and its challenges. The knowledge they bring to THINKLab is essential for creating change. when paired with one of the largest private research institutions in the world, we have the right combination of discplines to solve the biggest business and technical challenges.
THINKLab is home to a large-scale interactive visualization featuring a galaxy of research innovations - each represented by a polyhedron. Using the galaxy of research, clients and scientists can collaborate to discover data, build models, conduct experiments and validate new solutions.
Our results are as distinctive as each of our clients' businesses. Together we may discover an all-encompassing solution. Or we may uncover even more questions. Once we collaborate at THINKLab, you become part of a dynamic innovative community. You'll also be inspired to break new ground and envision the future in ways never thought possible beforeSee Collaborations
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Our results are as distinctive as each of our clients' businesses. Together we may discover an all-encompassing solution. Or we may uncover even more questions. Once we collaborate at THINKLab, you become part of a dynamic innovative community. You'll also be inspired to break new ground and envision the future in ways never thought possible before
IBM’s brain-inspired architecture consists of a network of neurosynaptic cores. Cores are distributed and operate in parallel. Cores operate—without a clock—in an event-driven fashion. Cores integrate memory, computation, and communication. Individual cores can fail and yet, like the brain, the architecture can still function. Cores on the same chip communicate with one another via an on-chip event-driven network. Chips communicate via an inter-chip interface leading to seamless scalability like the cortex, enabling creation of scalable neuromorphic systems.
A video camera on Hoover Tower at Stanford University is looking down at the plaza, below. A simulated network of IBM TrueNorth chips takes in the video data and locates interesting objects. Objects might look interesting to the system because they are moving or have a different color or texture than the background. The system then further processes those portions of the interesting video to determine what the objects are. It is trained in several specific categories, such as buses, cars, people, and cyclists. In a monitoring application, the camera would only need to communicate when it found an interesting object, rather than continually streaming video to a central location.