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Update on the research activities of the MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab.



The MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab is a new model for engagement between industry and academia. Our lab was founded in 2017 with a $240m commitment by IBM over 10 years to form a truly collaborative industrial-academic lab.

Collaboration model

We’ve created a new collaborative model, wherein MIT faculty and IBM researchers jointly conceive and execute projects aimed at advancing fundamental AI technologies. We collaborate with faculty from nearly every department and center within MIT, a testament to the extent to which AI permeates every subfield of science and engineering.

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Research pillars

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. 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.

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