Big Data Analytics

Gauteng Province Launches COVID-19 Dashboard Developed by IBM Research, Wits University and GCRO – Now Open to the Public

The Gauteng Province has been using data and cloud technologies to monitor and respond to Covid-19, and now they are sharing access with the public. As of 20 August the Gauteng Province in South Africa has 33% of the national cases for COVID-19 with 202,000 confirmed cases — and the numbers continue to rise. To address […]

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Largest Dataset for Document Layout Analysis Used to Ingest COVID-19 Data

Documents in Portable Document Format (PDF) are ubiquitous with over 2.5 trillion available from insurance documents to medical files to peer-review scientific articles. It represents one of the main sources of knowledge both online and offline. For example, just recently The White House made available the COVID-19 Open Research Dataset, which included links to 45,826 papers […]

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What’s in your food? A new technology platform shows early signs of promise

Food authentication is emerging as an important field, and at IBM Research we are applying a multidisciplinary approach in collaboration with industry and academia to address this global challenge.

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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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