IBM continues to advance computerised speech recognition, a technology that not only will revolutionise data input, but also will affect the way in which computers are used in business, government, academic and international settings. Among several key developments, IBM devised a way to apply statistics to a technique called dynamic programming, which addresses the problems associated with variation in how fast or slow words and parts of words are spoken.
A flu virus can undergo various mutations over a short period of time. IBM scientists are employing Blue Gene supercomputer technology, to understand what virus mutations will render a vaccine ineffective and predict which mutations will likely to take place next
The UCLA Department of Neurosurgery analyzes brain wave data to predict the rise of deadly brain pressure as part of a National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke study. Knowing in advance that brain pressure could potentially rise in TBI patients gives doctors more time to prevent further brain damage or death. The Centers for Disease Control estimates 1.7 million people in the United States sustain TBIs every year.