From Seed to Shelf: How IBM Innovations Will Transform Every Stage of the Food Supply Chain Within the Next Five Years
The annual 5 in 5 – five breakthroughs out of IBM's global labs that stand to help improve our lives in the next five years.
In sub-Saharan Africa, more than 60 percent of crops are managed manually, with less than 20 percent managed by tractors and other machinery, an unsustainable model as food demand increases due to population growth averaging 11 million per year. In addition, up to 50 percent of farmers suffer post-harvest losses annually due to poor planting […]
The promise of the Internet of Things: This integration should ideally map to a decentralized hardware and software platform.
Could tiny ink spots, the size of a pinhead, fight counterfeiting medical tests? We believe the answer is yes. This week at the Biosensors 2018 conference in Miami, I’m presenting a new research paper demonstrating how optical security codes, created by inkjet spotting patterns, can be used in combination with smartphones for authenticating medical tests. […]
Today IBM Research is introducing IBM Crypto Anchor Verifier, a new technology that brings innovations in AI and optical imaging together to help prove the identity and authenticity of objects. We’re rolling this technology out with one of our first clients, GIA (Gemological Institute of America), to help them evaluate and grade diamonds. A fusion […]
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 […]
Each year, we showcase some of the biggest breakthroughs coming out of IBM Research’s global labs – five technologies that we believe will fundamentally reshape business and society in the next five years.
A new paper, from the IBM scientists behind many of the thousands of lines of code in Hyperledger Fabric, reveals the rationale and the thought process for the architecture, for the first time. It all started about two years ago with late night calls between Zurich and the US. IBM researchers were bouncing ideas off […]
On the heels of the exciting blockchain news coming from SIBOS, in Vienna this week the 31st International Symposium on Distributed Computing took place, which also hosted a workshop entitled “Blockchain Technology and Theory”. Researchers and practitioners from academia and industry working in distributed systems, cryptography, and security gathered there to discuss and exchanged their […]
The impact of disruptive digital technologies like artificial intelligence and blockchain goes well beyond finance and payments, touching all aspects of the real economy. This is an underappreciated fact, and it’s what makes these technologies so exciting. Now, a new application developed by IBM Research that fuses artificial intelligence into blockchain opens up further possibilities […]