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MIT and IBM have been pioneers in artificial intelligence research. The new MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab builds on a decades-long research relationship between the two. One of the largest university-industry collaborations on artificial intelligence, the MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab is focused on fundamental artificial intelligence (AI) research with the goal of propelling scientific breakthroughs that unlock the potential of AI.
For more than seven decades, IBM Research has defined the future of information technology. Its scientists have included six Nobel laureates, 10 U.S. National Medal of Technology awardees, five U.S. National Medal of Science holders, six Turing Award winners, 19 members of the National Academy of Sciences, and 20 inductees into the U.S. National Inventors Hall of Fame. IBM Research enables IBM to produce more breakthroughs than any company, with an average of more than 22 patents per day (in 2016). Nearly half of the patents granted to IBM in 2017 are pioneering advancements in AI, cloud computing, cybersecurity, blockchain, and quantum computing.
IBM scientists from 50+ nationalities work in Europe on cutting-edge research, in locations such as Dublin, Zürich, Böblingen, and Hursley. Learn more about IBM Research by visiting http://www.research.ibm.com/.
The MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab
The MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab is a ten-year, $240 million joint research investment, focused on fundamental artificial intelligence (AI) research with the goal of propelling scientific breakthroughs that unlock the potential of AI. The MIT IBM Watson AI Lab is one of the largest long-term university-industry AI collaborations to date. The Lab is focused on advancing four research pillars: AI algorithms, the physics of AI, the application of AI to industries, and advancing shared prosperity through AI. Learn more about the AI Lab by visiting https://mitibmwatsonailab.mit.edu/.
IBM has been investing in Europe for over 100 years, starting in Germany in 1910. The company operates today across the EU. In February 2017, IBM opened its global headquarters for Watson Internet of Things (IoT) in Munich. The Watson IoT HQ brings together over 1,000 developers, engineers, consultants, researchers, and scientists on a campus environment driving innovation with SMEs and start-ups, governments, schools and universities, and investors. IBM has announced plans to launch its first Watson Health European Center of Excellence in Milan with an investment of up to €150 million. The Watson Health Center will be an international hub for the advancement, through cognitive computing, of genomics, big data, aging, and nutrition. Around €30 million of university research support was awarded by IBM to universities in Europe in 2016. Learn more about IBM Europe by following at https://twitter.com/ibmeurope.