IBM has announced the first-ever research project to build software that can analyze data from its systems and processes to better understand the underlying technology that powers them.
The project, called Deep Datalink, is a collaborative effort between IBM and a number of researchers who have worked on projects with Google and Microsoft in the past, and the first of its kind.
The team, which will include experts in artificial intelligence, computer vision and machine learning, said they hope to make their work widely available in the coming years.
The IBM announcement comes as the company has become increasingly vocal about its commitment to data-mining and security and its desire to provide its systems with the best protection.
It said in March that it would make data security a priority, and in June announced plans to make its data centers more secure by deploying data-protection features into the entire computer infrastructure.
IBM also said it would create a $100 million program that will be used to improve cybersecurity on its network.IBM also said the company’s cloud storage service, which it owns, will provide better security to data and other information on its cloud platforms.IBB shares fell 1.7% to $9.99 on the New York Stock Exchange.