IoT

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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A Blockchain Architecture for the Internet of Things

Success in an Internet of Things application typically requires the connected, concerted operation and management of a large number of distributed and loosely coupled smart devices that identify and trust each other. While the IoT promises that this integration should ideally map to a decentralized hardware and software platform, current solutions are mostly based on […]

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C3SR Develops Winning Design for IoT Applications

Researchers at the IBM-Illinois Center for Cognitive Computing Systems Research (C3SR) developed a winning solution in the 2018 DAC System Design Contest, announced last week at the Design Automation Conference (DAC) in San Francisco. The contest, jointly sponsored by ACM SIGDA and DAC, challenged worldwide experts to design low-power embedded systems for Internet-of-Things (IoT) applications. […]

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Using IoT, AI and cloud technologies to advance home-based integrated care

One of the largest growing demographics in the EU is individuals aged 65 and over, and two thirds of this group are in situation of multimorbidity, i.e., perons who suffer from two or more chronic diseases. The ineffective treatment of multimorbidity has been pointed out as an urgent problem to address by the Academy of […]

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IBM Names 2018 Fellows, Including Four IBM Researchers

Half of IBM’s 2018 Fellows Hail from IBM Research For more than 70 years, IBM Research has defined the future of technology for IBM. Today, we lead the way forward in AI, blockchain, quantum computing and cybersecurity, thanks to critical foundational research conducted across our global labs. This defining moment in IBM’s transformation is made […]

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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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IBM Researchers Receive Aegis Graham Bell Award for Work in Digital Agriculture

The earth’s population is 7.6 billion and will rise to 11 billion by the turn of the century. Somehow, we must feed this 45 percent larger population with 10-20 percent less farmable land, and far less farmers. At the same time, a significant fraction of land and productive crop yield will be converted into bioenergy […]

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Bio-inspired machine learning goes open source

Since our bio-inspired machine learning technology “Dynamic Boltzmann Machine (DyBM)” debuted in the fall of 2015, we received many comments on the music demo and human evolution image that we used to show how an artificial neural network learns about different topics in different formats. Many developers expressed interest in using the code to let […]

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IoT neurons go macro, go global with DyBM

Imagine covering the globe with a sheet of artificial, internet-enabled neurons. And these Internet of Things (IoT) neurons could send their local information to other neurons just like the synapses in our brains. For example, a ground temperature neuron at one location gets collected and shared with air quality neurons, and vice versa. This spatio-temporal […]

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Storm in a log file: A one-man weather station

On February 7, 2009, scorching temperatures baked southeastern Australia, while a strong, northerly wind shaped a head-high swell rolling into the southern coast. The surf was excellent and I was thankful to cool off in the Southern Ocean waters near Melbourne, Victoria, but it was a different story inland, where more than 400 bushfires raged. […]

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New app lets crowds use their phones to display a single message

More than 4 million people, across every state in the US, participated in the January 22 Women’s March. And the recent Earth Day marches spanned six continents. The messages were clear – but there were hundreds if not thousands of them (from pink knitted caps, to “There’s No Planet B” scrawled on cardboard signs). I […]

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Monitoring Parkinson’s disease with sensors and analytics to improve clinical trials

One year ago, IBM and Pfizer announced a partnership, Project BlueSky, aiming to develop a system to improve how clinical trials are conducted for Parkinson’s disease (PD) drugs in development. Over the last 12 months, the interdisciplinary team from both companies has made great strides in building and deploying new technology to automatically assess the […]

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