Of those, more than 1,900 — about 21 percent of the total — were cloud-related. For example, one patent was for a system that monitors data sources including weather reports, social networks, newsfeeds and network statistics to determine the best uses of cloud resources to meet demand. It’s one of numerous examples of using unstructured data can help organizations work more efficiently.
Other areas with large numbers of patents included AI (1,400) and cybersecurity (1,200).
Some 8,500 IBM engineers, researchers, scientists and designers from 47 different countries were granted patents in 2017. The more than 9,000 patents issued to IBM in 2017 brings the company’s total number of since 1993, the first year of the 25-year streak, up to more than 105,000. The 9,043 patents in 2017 set a record for patents in a single year.
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The role of cloud computing is rapidly advancing to become a platform for innovation. We see enterprises turning to the cloud as a gateway to high-value services, including artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain and Internet of Things (IoT), to help turn unstructured data into new business insights and bring better customer experiences to market faster. The […]