This year’s IBM "5 in 5" predictions focus on accelerating the discovery of new materials to enable a more sustainable future. In line with the United Nation’s global call-to-action through its Sustainable Development Goals, IBM researchers are working to speed up the discovery of new materials that will address significant worldwide problems.
IBM announced its annual "5 in 5” technology predictions for 2020. Here are some recent examples that highlight progress achieved toward realizing previous 5 in 5 forecasts and provide some insights into our long-term commitment to develop innovative solutions that can be implemented as IBM products and services, or shared with partners for commercialization or further development.
Imagine the ability to crowd source environmental protection. A world where we could watch how tiny organisms like plankton move, the tiny creatures that supply two-thirds of the oxygen we breathe. Working together, we have invented a microscopic reality system that enables scientists to see life on a scale where a human hair is as […]
“The prettiest thing I had ever seen” is not how IBM researcher Shai Halevi describes the beaches in Israel where he grew up. Or the sunset after a long day of hiking in Mitzpe Ramon desert. Rather, he saves these words to describe the first time he saw a cryptographic equation as an undergrad student. […]
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.
Quantum computing, future of AI and celebrity guest speakers make up the IBM Research lineup for Think 2018, IBM’s upcoming megaconference in Las Vegas. IBM Research will be the feature of over 45 sessions at Think 2018, taking place in Las Vegas, Nevada, March 19-22. IBM’s biggest industry and innovation event of the year will […]
Just last month, IBM released its “5 in 5” predictions, an exercise to identify five innovations that will have an impact on society in five years. Among the five, it was predicted that, with the help of IBM “lab-on-a-chip” technology, doctors could have a device that isolates tiny bioparticles from bodily fluids to reveal signs […]
I am part of a team of scientists in IBM Research that study and explore the intersection of big data with physics; a field that is known as physical analytics. My team’s expertise in physical models, machine-learning, sensors, data curation and big data technologies has been put to use in applications dealing with renewable energy, […]
I have been an electronics enthusiast ever since I was in elementary school. To put together an electronic device that interacts with the physical world in some way has been my passion and I still remember the excitement I felt when I built my first circuit in 6th grade – even though it was simply […]
IBM 5 in 5: Medical labs “on a chip” will serve as health detectives for tracing disease at the nanoscale
The earlier a disease is diagnosed, the more likely it is to be cured or successfully managed. For example, breast cancer and prostate cancer detected and treated at stage one have five-year survival rates of nearly 100 percent. At stage four, this rate drops to around 26 percent for breast cancer and 28 percent for […]
As a neuroscientist, I want to understand the brain. Beyond just the physical structures of neurons and the synapses, but how it works. How is it that we think? How is it that two pounds of protein and water can produce this amazing, complex organ that literally drives humanity? Ultimately, behavior is what the brain […]