One-on-One with
IBM Research

Bret Greenstein, VP for Watson IoT Consumer Business, explains how the Internet of Things is helping the manufacturing industry perfect their products through sensors and analytics.

What If?

What if we could use the Force through technology?

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 research and technology that IBM is working on will have real world applications.

Developer Lab

Who doesn’t want to use the Force? Now, you sort of can. Check out this step-by-step guide to making your own mind control BB-8. May the Force be with you.

Episode 5:
Force Powers

The Force is an energy field that binds the galaxy together – and is a useful tool for the Jedi and Sith. IBM is adding IoT to wearables to create tools that may feel like you are using the Force. Watch to learn more.

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 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.