Browsing: IBM Research

A simple tag pioneered in South Africa could soon be used to curb the spread of tuberculosis in Africa. In efforts to better understand how the disease is spread, IBM engineer Toby Kurien and research

IBM has opened its second research location in Africa, and its first in South Africa, with an IBM Research Lab unveiled on Thursday at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. At the same time, the US technology company

IBM has announced plans to build an IBM Research laboratory, based at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, to focus on advancing big data, cloud computing and mobile technologies. The

It is 7pm in Nairobi, Kenya’s capital city, but the streets and highways are well-lit with the snaking car lights of thousands of bumper-to-bumper vehicles. Windows closed against the assault of exhaust fumes, the two hours it takes to drive the 30km from the airport to my hotel is plenty of time to wonder

More than 100 years after Briton J Stuart Blackton made the first animated movie by drawing sketches on white paper, IBM Research has produced the smallest movie in the world, by creating pictures with atoms. Computers have become faster and are able to store more

Vast aspects of contemporary computing will change dramatically in the next half decade, precipitated in part by the enormous demands the ever-growing amount of data mankind is producing place on computing systems. That’s the view of John Kelly, director

IBM is opening its first research laboratory on the African continent and has chosen Kenya, and not SA, as the location for the facility. IBM Research labs are credited with the creation of many of the foundations of information technology, including the invention of the relational database, disk storage