Big Data Analytics

Leading Food Safety’s Technology-Driven Future

When the first bacterial genome was sequenced in 1995, it was impossible to imagine the new ways that humans would put microbes to work in service of food safety and security. But today, big data can be paired with microbial sequencing to monitor the microbial ecosystem of food and detect potential threats, transforming the field […]

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Smarter Farms: Watson Decision Platform for Agriculture

Bringing the power of Watson to farmers Agriculture, a $2.4 trillion industry, is a foundation of economies worldwide. Factors such as climate change, population growth and food security concerns have propelled the industry into seeking more innovative approaches to protecting and improving crop yield. As a result, artificial intelligence is steadily emerging as part of […]

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Moringa School, IBM Research Train African Data Scientists

New Data Science Course for Kenyan Students Over the last decade, Kenya has emerged as one of Africa’s technical and financial leaders, experiencing economic growth and spurring innovation in fields such as mobile money, pay as you go solar energy and agriculture. However, for hot fields such as AI, cloud and analytics, the skills of […]

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TRAPPIST-1: Interplanetary Listening With IBM Cloud

TRAPPIST-1 is a planetary system located 12 parsecs (39 light years) away from the Solar system, near the ecliptic, within the constellation of Aquarius. Around a star which is 12 times smaller than the Sun and only slightly larger than Jupiter, there are at least seven planets in orbit. The first interplanetary listening observation made […]

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IBM and Twiga Foods Introduce Blockchain-Based MicroFinancing for Food Kiosk Owners in Kenya

Late last year Nairobi-based Twiga Foods, a business-to-business logistics platform for kiosks and food stalls in Africa, was looking to expand its logistic services into a total market ecosystem by adding financial services for its clients. Grant Brooke, co-founder of the $13 million start-up explains, “Previously, we were focused on helping farmers distribute bananas, tomatoes, onions […]

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IBM GPU-Accelerated Semantic Similarity Search at Scale Shows ~30000x Speed Up

Modern data processing systems should be capable of ingesting, storing and searching across a prodigious amount of textual information. Efficient text search encompasses both a high quality of the results and the speed of execution across millions of documents. The amount of unstructured text-based data is growing every day. Querying, clustering, and classifying this big […]

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Capturing the value of place and time with geospatial-temporal insights

IBM Research is introducing an experimental offering named IBM PAIRS Geoscope (Physical Analytics Integrated Data Repository & Services), a unique cloud-centric geospatial information and analytics service that can accelerate the discovery of new insights. Terms like big data, analytics, data science, and the Internet of Things (IoT) have arisen in recent years to help explain […]

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Computational Biologists Find Inspiration for Machine Learning Cell Cycle Sorting Method in an Unlikely Place

The lifespan of cells in the human body varies greatly, from as short as a few days, such as those in our stomach lining, to the cells in our bones, which live for 25-30 years. And for each healthy cell, no matter how long it lives, there is a tightly coordinated series of events that […]

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Pushing liquids to their limits with next-gen materials simulation methods

Materials in industrial and engineering applications, such as iron and steel, are often used at extreme pressures and temperatures or in complex environments where their properties may be very different from those found under normal circumstances. Perhaps the most famous example of this in practice are the exterior tiles of the NASA Space Shuttle Columbia, […]

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ROMEO Seeks to Improve Wind Farms with Machine Learning and IoT at the Edge

This past summer a five-year, €16 million EU Horizon 2020 project kicked off to reduce the maintenance cost of wind turbines using predictive machine learning algorithms, the Internet of Things and cloud computing. The project called ROMEO, or “Reliable Operations & Maintenance Decision tools and strategies for high LCoE reduction on Offshore wind”, and not […]

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Thanksgiving Stuffing and Addressing the Concerns of Future Food Security

Today my American friends in the United States and across the global diaspora will enjoy Thanksgiving. Part of this festivity is the annual feast with family members, which traditionally includes turkey, vegetables, and many wheat-based products including buttermilk biscuits, pies and my favourite, stuffing. While we enjoy the variety of delicious food available to us, […]

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Progress in IBM & Hartree Collaboration Reduces Physical Prototype Testing, Protects Crops from Pests and Improves Mobile Phone Coverage

More than 24 months ago, IBM and the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) Hartree Centre set an ambitious goal for themselves — enable UK businesses to use modelling, simulation and Big Data Analytics on real problems to develop better products and services that will boost productivity, drive growth, increase UK competitiveness and create jobs. […]

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