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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.

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IBM Marks More Than a Quarter Century of Patent Leadership with Record Year

IFI CLAIMS Patent Services today announced that for the 26th year, IBM is the top recipient of U.S. patents – a record 9,100, including more than 3,000 patents related to work in artificial intelligence, cloud and quantum computing. Our work in these areas, and others, began long before there were practical enterprise uses for the […]

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IBM Research, Hello Tractor Pilot Agriculture Digital Wallet based on AI and Blockchain

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 […]

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Sensemaker Series: IBM Researchers on Future Tech for Financial Services

The financial services industry faces mounting pressures to reduce costs, improve customer experience, compete with emerging players, and comply with new regulations. At the same time, IBM Research is driving innovations that will transform the financial services industries using technologies like AI, blockchain, quantum computing, IoT, cybersecurity, and cloud. These advances are surfacing new capabilities […]

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A Blockchain Architecture for the Internet of Things

The promise of the Internet of Things: This integration should ideally map to a decentralized hardware and software platform.

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Pairing AI with Optical Scanning for Real-World Product Authentication

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 […]

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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 the $13 million start-up explains, “Previously, we were focused on helping farmers distribute bananas, tomatoes, onions and […]

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Resilient Consensus Protocols for Blockchains

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 […]

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The power of blockchain + Watson

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 […]

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On blockchain and leaning in with new IBM Distinguished Engineer Vita Bortnikov

Vita Bortnikov has had to cross quite a few bridges – from her childhood in Ukraine, to choosing a career path after only two years in Israel, and through her years at IBM. What seemed like a cut-and-dried choice to 18-year-old Vita – mathematics or computers – has led to a successful and satisfying professional […]

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Blockchain Consensus Made in Zurich

In 2001, IBM Research cryptographer Christian Cachin and his team developed consensus protocols for building distributed trusted services, which could be run among a group of servers over the Internet. As described in an IEEE paper titled Distributing Trust on The Internet, their protocols work correctly even if some servers are being hacked. Does this […]

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Building a “Frictionless” Network of Exchange in China Using IBM Blockchain

At IBM Research – China, the idea of enterprise blockchain is spreading rapidly among scientists, as we try taking the technology behind bitcoin to the next level with industry applications and transformations. The blockchain concept is about creating trust amongst multiple parties. In the same way the internet transformed the distribution of information, blockchain can […]

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