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Kyber crystals give lightsabers their power in the Star Wars universe, but what power do lasers wield in our world? In this episode, we hear how lasers are helping humanity gain all sorts of knowledge about our universe, including what IBM Research is up to. Watch to learn more.

Which color lightsaber would be yours?

Watson can determine what color your lightsaber would be by comparing your personality with that of various Jedi and Sith saber wielders. Just enter your twitter handle to find out what Watson thinks based on his reading your public tweets and the film scripts.

Match Me

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You would wield a lightsaber like .

Watson's analysis says your personality is a % match with . How'd we get this?

Easy Going

What If?

What if Earth had lightsabers? Is there anything even close?

Science Fantasy VS Reality

Most of the technology in Star Wars was conceived in the late 1970s, yet it still seems futuristic. What IBM Research is working on can seem just as otherworldly. The big difference is that Star Wars tech only works in the movies, while the stuff IBM is working on has every day, real world applications. Check out these schematics and see for yourself.

Explore the inner and outer rim of the set

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

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.

IBM Watson

IBM Watson is the AI Platform for Business that is learning the language and nuances of specific industries and professions and augmenting human intelligence to scale expertise.

IBM Research

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