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.

One-on-One with
IBM Research

Jerry Chow, manager of experimental quantum computing at IBM, explains how quantum computers have the potential to solve complex chemistry and optimization challenges.

What If?

What if the Millennium Falcon had a quantum computer?

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.

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.