Science Fantasy
Meets Science Reality.

The IBM and Star Wars partnership shows that the technology in our world and a galaxy far, far away may not be so different. The Star Wars universe is filled with unbelievable technology, but a glance into IBM Research labs and Watson’s services reveals we may be closer than we think. With Star Wars and IBM, science fantasy meets science reality.

Episode 8:
Space Travel

Can’t have a space fantasy without spaceships to travel the stars. According to C-3PO the possibility of successfully navigating an asteroid field is approximately 3,720 to 1, so how did the Millennium Falcon safely travel through the famed Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs? Watch to hypothesize with us how it’s quite possible that the ship used something similar to a quantum computer and find out more about IBM Q’s pioneering work in quantum computing.

Explore the inner and outer rim of the set

Look behind the scenes and get up close to some of the props.

IBM Watson

IBM Watson is the AI platform for business enabling a new partnership between people and machines.

IBM Research

IBM Research is inventing things that matter to the world and pioneering some of today’s most promising and disruptive technologies that can help transform industries and society, including AI, blockchain and quantum computing. With labs on six continents, it is one of the largest industrial research organizations in the world.